Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Creating a Flagstone Porch with Leftovers~

Hi Friends

In my last post  HERE, I shared our Oklahoma Flagstone patio project and happily marked off the list of our summer "to dos."

As I said, the list is near the bottom and so glad for that.
Mr. CMDesign and I are a team of home improver's
and luckily we had left over Oklahoma Flagstone 
from the patio redo and decided to use it on the front porch.

It was something we wanted to do for many years.
Not sure what the builder was thinking with the red tile
as it did not do anything for our brick color.

Anyway, here is the BEFORE porch tile.

I guess it would be okay if we had different brick on the house in these shades.
But our brick is browns, ivory, rust and the typical flagstone colors.

Look at the tear out.
What a mess.
Dust everywhere!

Now here is the AFTER complete 
with everything placed back on the porch.

 Can you see the color blending with the brick?
So much better and looks bigger too.

The corner pots are handmade pottery from Mexico.

These hanging pots are Purslane.
They do very well in our hot weather
and can withstand dry conditions.

I had this little bistro set in the backyard
and moved it to the front with all it's distress and rust.
Love the shabby patina and aged look on the chairs and the rest of the set is beginning
to bring on the rust too.

Welcome Friends~

The door color is by Ralph Lauren
in a farmhouse rose red.

I also added green and lavender Hydrangeas to my door urn.
I added this urn several years ago
found at Hobby Lobby.
They still carry this one too.

The eagle above the entrance
has hung on 8 houses we've owned over the years.
Made from solid brass and a house warming gift
to our first home.
It was of course gold and I repainted it a soft white to show up better with the trim
and shutters.

Well that's it.
All the flagstone in and another project crossed off the summer list.

Thanks for stopping by for part two of the Flagstone install.

Have a great day and see you soon!


Blessings and Southern DayDreams
Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

That looks amazing! Your home looks so inviting and elegant.

Old Time Cindy said...

The entrance to your home is so warm and welcoming. And love that red door!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful difference! The flagstone looks great with your brick. Your entry area is very welcoming.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh it is beautiful, everything about it, I love the stone, the pots, the door, the urn , the rabbit, its beautiful,

Unknown said...

Gorgeous. Love it!

Melanie said...

Love it! Love the eagle, that is awesome that you have had on your homes before, that makes it special! Love the bistro set, the patina is perfect! You have created such an inviting space, everything is just lovely!

Kathy said...

Love the flagstone and your entrance is just beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful porch Celeste, and I love the eagle in white, it looks perfect! The bistro set looks precious with the flowers too. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

The flagstone is such a great match for your brick and I love the rose red door. It looks so welcoming; wish you were here to cozy up my front porch! Enjoy your day.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh that does look great! The bistro set looks cute there. My husband would be after it to paint it- LOL!
He struggles with "patina" :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely, Celeste! The flagstone is so much better than the bricks. Just gorgeous.

Betty said...

It looks beautiful. I wished we could do our front porch, but we have over 12 inches of solid concrete. Maybe next house.

Art and Sand said...

EVERYTHING looks great, but I have to say that the little bistro table is the perfect finishing touch.

We still have our back porch to do the stone, but we have to save up the money - one project a year!

Art and Sand said...

EVERYTHING looks great, but I have to say that the little bistro table is the perfect finishing touch.

We still have our back porch to do the stone, but we have to save up the money - one project a year!

Valerie-Jael said...

It looks just fabulous, what a lot of hard work and effort has gone into this. Hugs, Valerie

Mari said...

Wow my friend your home is looking gorgeous, I love the flag stones they match your home perfectly ;) and your pots from Mexico are simply beautiful :-)
Enjoy all your hard work sweetie....


Dorthe said...

How beautiful, with the much bigger stones, and in the nature tones.... it looks fantastic together with the walls, dear Celestina Marie.Everything is so lovely with your big pots filled with summer flowers and the red door with that gorgeous decoration.
A new and more welcoming entry to your wonderful home.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have such a pretty house and front entrance, Celeste! The flagstone does look better and goes wonderfully with the colors in your brick. How lucky to have enough left over to do this project, too.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina!! What a difference!! It looks stunning!!

And I adore that bistro set and your red door!! I have thought of painting my front door red for years now and will definitely have to revisit that thought!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a difference! You've chosen the perfect stone to complement your brick home and create a welcoming entrance!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your entrance is all decked out now love the little table and chairs out front

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what a difference, I love the flagstone. The entry way looks wonderful with your flagstone, wow.
Your flowers are lovely and look very good.
I would say the everything looks perfect. Great job - your a good team.
Have a restful weekend and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Celestina Marie! And your red door is marvelous.


Red Rose Alley said...

I love your red front door - what a pretty color this is. You know, I have always been attracted to front porches, and I love getting ideas. The pots from Mexico are so stylish, and the little table in front is sweet. Thank you for giving us a peek at your front porch. You and your husband have done a beautiful job on your home.


chateau chic said...

Your entry is so lovely with your beautiful flowers. LOVE the flagstone!! What a wonderful difference it makes. Such an inviting welcome for family and friends.
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

The flagstone looks it!! Love your red front door too!!

Brandi said...

How beautiful! I love the flagstone. Your front entry is very nicely decorated. The shabby chic bistro set is nice addition. I love the color on your door as well.

Jan Hermann said...

Your porch looks stunning now that you've completed the Flagstone re-do! The colors blend so much better! It's great that you and your hubby are both DIY'ers...I'm alone in that category at my house! LOL!

Jan ♥

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Amazing Celeste! It makes such a huge difference in the front of your house. Love it! And all your finishing touches are perfect to say "Welcome"!

Love and hugs, Edie Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! I agree that with the flagstone, the space is much bigger! YOur home is the same "Chicago brick" as our home, and the white embellishments are striking with your RL red door. Fantastic makeover here, Celestina! Next week I start my vacation, and I am going to tackle the stepping stones in my garden to see what I can do to spruce up the space. Isn't this the best time of year? HAVE MORE FUN! Anita

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... your flagstone porch is gorgeous!... your entrance to your home looks so welcoming. I love the Eagle you have had at all 8 of your homes... and your Mexican pots are so pretty... I have Purslane here too out on our back deck that gets the hot west sun... love it!... and your urn full of hydrangeas is so pretty... catching up on your posts, I am not on the computer alot these days... xoxo Julie Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Celeste, thank you for coming by again today! XOXOXO

Unknown said...

Wow, what a great makeover. Your home is always so inviting.
Thanks for making my Rednesday so much brighter

Unknown said...

My mouth was hanging open the whole time. Your house is absolutely gorgeous! Love the before and after photos. The entrance looks beautiful. I also love your red door. Wow...I am speechless. You have great taste sweet friend. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing it with us. By the way, I'm so glad to have joined Shabby Lane Shops. :) Hope your weekend is as lovely as you are. XXOO
Janet's Creative Cottage

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

All I can say is "gorgeous"! Your front porch looks like a magazine photo. You are so right about the flagstone. It not only looks pretty with your brick colors, it gives the entry an updated look. You always impress me. laurie

farmhouse-story said...

your entry looks rich and elegant, celeste! and i think the bistro set is perfect! love the flagstone, too! enjoy your weekend!

NanaDiana said...

That is just gorgeous, Celeste! I love how it looks. It was pretty with the brick, too...but this is BEAUTIFUL. Your front door looks great with the red and the flower filled urn on it.

Loving that little bistro table and chair set, too. xo Diana

Draffin Bears said...

Happy June to you dear friend and I enjoyed coming over to visit you and your gorgeous home.
Love the front entrance with the new flagstones and all your lovely flowers. It looks so inviting.
Love that the Eagle above the entrance has hung on all the houses you have lived in.


deb said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Love the flagstone. I have to ask, that is not the Purslane weed I've been killing is it?? I know the weed is edible and you can put it in salads..I've never tried it but That's what I've heard. I never let the weed get big enough to bloom so don't know what it would look like. Yours must be the "garden variety"? Maybe I better let mine grow and see what it looks like :/

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Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..