Hello friends! As you might know by now, our little front porch has become one of my favorite parts of this house. It’s funny because I was so used to having a large wrap around porch at our old house so I was a little disappointed in the size of this one when we first moved in. However, now that we’ve been here for almost months, the porch has become one of my favorite spaces to decorate. It’s size makes it relatively easy for me to create a fun seasonal look that complements the makeover we gave it last spring. Today I am going to show you how I gave our porch (and our front yard) a touch of Halloween with some finds from Tuesday Morning (one that I crafted a bit into creepy decor). Joining me today are 24 other bloggers (gathered by The Happy Housie) sharing their fall outdoor spaces, so after you’ve finished checking out my porch, I invite you to check out their spaces all linked at the bottom of this post. (This post is sponsored by Tuesday Morning. All photos and opinions are my own.)
Before I get into the details of the porch, I just want to talk a little bit about why I chose to partner with Tuesday Morning on this post. Tuesday Morning leverages their strong industry relationships to bring awesome value to customers. I read the story of how the company began, and a little more about the founder, and decided they would be a perfect fit for me… they’re budget friendly, and saving items from their utter demise! Now let me show you what I found at my local Tuesday Morning and how I used it to give my porch a little Halloween flare.
Emmy, Wilder, and I took a trip to Tuesday Morning after school one day. I could have gone during the day with Wilder, but Emmy is always such a huge help when it comes to shopping, and has proven to be a great sounding board and have fun ideas. She’s like my silent partner sometimes. 😉 The very first thing that caught my eye was an oversized ceramic skull inspired by Day of the Dead.
What I loved about this piece so much is that it offered a bit of that creepy Halloween factor without being too scary, and the orange flowers and accents made it fun! With a toddler in the house, I’ve toned down the scary this year so this guy was a perfect compromise. Next to him you can see that I found some black and white ceramic skeleton hand bottles, and I loved that it complemented the skull perfectly. It’s like his hands coming out of the ground next to him!
Additionally, I found another skull, a simple plain black one, and a second bottle like the first. I added them to our steps, mixing with the pumpkins and mums I had. The touch of black they added was perfect for Halloween.
These pieces also worked really well with the planters I already had on my porch.
The last piece I added to our porch which you’ve probably already noticed is the creepy squirrel with the chalkboard sign. This is where I got a little crafty.
When I found that squirrel at my local Tuesday Morning, he was cute and harmless, and I am sure his chalkboard was meant to say nice things like “gather” or “blessed.” But I had other plans for him.
I grabbed a can of black spray paint, and sprayed him all over, careful not to hit the front of his sign. Once that dried, I painted his eyes with some red craft paint and suddenly, he wasn’t a cute and friendly little #blessed squirrel… He was a “beware” demon spawn squirrel! I had every color of chalk imaginable because Emmy and Wilder are both into sidewalk chalk, so I chose this reddish orange color for his sign to complement the porch decor… and his evil eyes.
Our front porch is now ready to greet Halloween with open skeleton arms!
I do have one other area of our front yard that I would like to share with you today as well, as it’s gotten a couple of additions to get ready for Halloween as well. Although the porch is decorated and ready, Chris and I have a pair of Adirondack chairs in our front yard that we will be using to sit in and hand out candy come Halloween night.
Although it’s still fairly warm here in North Carolina, I anticipate a cool Halloween evening. I’ve added these awesome silver and black skull pillows from Tuesday Morning to give us a little added comfort as we hand out candy (and probably drink some Oktoberfest brew!).
Additionally, I scored this cozy black and white blanket with beige tassels at Tuesday Morning. It’s so soft and I will surely be wrapped in its goodness as I hand out candy, or more likely eat it while I should be handing it out.
Now that our porch is ready for trick or treaters thanks to Tuesday Morning, I can move on to important decisions such as, “Do I get candy I like so I can have some, or do I get candy I don’t like and save myself from the calories?” Hmmmm… it’s a toss up! Find your local Tuesday Morning here.
Thank you so much for coming by today to visit my Halloween porch.
Today I’m joined by a talented group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall Outdoor Spaces with you! Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full post…