A Front Porch Metamorphosis

Welcome to the 76th Metamorphosis Monday!

My metamorphosis involves my front porch. I’ve made a little change out here. Let’s see if you can spot the change.


Before: Here’s one more “before” pic. This reminds me a bit of those “find what’s changed” games where you study the pic to find the “thing” that’s different. I don’t think you’ll have to study too hard. Ready? πŸ™‚



Come on up here and take a look! What cha think? Do you just love it?!

This WELCOME lettering is from, Back 40 Life. I was a little nervous at first, afraid I’d put it on crooked…but it was so easy to apply since there are little lines to show you where the center is and if it’s level. Doesn’t it fit perfectly with the daisies and the white trim around the door?! πŸ™‚

An evening view…

WELCOME, dear friends! I’m soooo glad you are here!

I’m so looking forward to seeing your, Before and Afters!


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  1. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    Love the addition of the vinyl! It really brighten up your gorgeous red door! {I adore the topiaries too!} I am a follower of BNOTP =) Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Stephanie Lynn

  2. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Very nice way to welcome guests – I love it!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  3. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Our front door is also red. I have always thought that a red door is classic and a lot like lipstick on a house. The basket full of daisy's is just perfect..lovely!

  4. DesignTies says

    Your door looks fantastic! In fact, it looks so… well… welcoming! πŸ˜‰

    By the way, I'm a follower of BNOTP and have been for some time. I don't comment often, but really enjoy your blog. Fingers crossed I win your Porch copy!!
    Thanks for being such a lovely hostess πŸ™‚

    Victoria @ DesignTies

  5. Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says

    Oh, I love the Welcome on your front door! Your front porch is beautiful!

  6. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! Congrats to your winner! And I love your new stenciling…so attractive! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  7. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan, That is really quite lovely! I would have been nervous too, but it turned out just wonderful! It's such a nice contrast with the red, love it!

  8. Cynthia@ITLLDO says

    I am a follower of your blog and would love to spend some time reading that lovely PORCH magazine…pick me please!

  9. Painter's Place says

    You're right. I do just love it! Everything is beautiful as always!

  10. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Your front door is literally Welcoming! What a great idea! People will feel welcomed and invited before you even answer the door. Talk about Southern Hospitality. And Congratulations on the magazine. I am a follower and would love to have a copy.
    Thank you for hosting MM!

  11. Red Door Home says

    I have always loved your front door and porch. I have a soft spot for red doors and yours is wonderful!

  12. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for hosting us this Monday!
    I love your porch's transformation,
    it's truly "Welcoming"!!I've always admired your pretty red door!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  13. Hi Susan! Oh, I love your Welcome letters on your most lovely red door! What a pretty font, too!
    Yes, yes, I'm a follower and would love for you to enter my tiny name in your giveaway. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! I'm not surprised your back porch is the prettiest I've ever seen!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ™‚

  14. I love your Welcome sign.. so much better to read it walking up than to see it beneath one's feet (where mine is :()… thanks for the chance to win a copy of Porch magazine. My porch needs soo much help !

  15. tinalewis says

    Your porch would surely make me feel welcomed. Beautiful.

  16. Very nice and what a sharp look for your front porch and door! I've been tempted to put my house number on my front door but have been afraid I wouldn't put it on straight. Thank you for showing us that it can be done!

    I am a follower and would love to be considered for your give away.

    Once again many congratulations on your porch publication!

  17. Rosie@Journey to Charm says

    Hi Susan. I had to go back and forth a few times before I discovered the change. When I finally spotted it – OH, TOO CUTE! I love it. You did a great job. Thanks for hosting.

  18. jodi @ back40life says

    ooh – I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! great job Susan!

  19. Your welcome sign looks great …lovely entrance! Joining your MM party again!

  20. Congrats on being featured on the Porch magazine, Susan. I love your welcome sign….so appropriate since your front porch is so welcoming! And of course I have been a follower for a long time now….Christine

  21. Susan, I love it. I am new to blogging, but I found your lovely front porch and just fell in love with your blog. I have been coming back to it each week to look at new things. Your "Welcome" is a beautiful addition to your home.

  22. The welcome sign is so fitting for your front porch. I am a follower of your blog and always enjoy your pictures and writing.

  23. Susan, I love your front door, and yes, I am a follower. I would love to be entered in the give-a-way for a copy of Porch. It looks like a great magazine. Thank you and congrats for being in the magazine.

  24. ShirleyC says

    The "Welcome" lettering just makes me want to walk right in! Beautiful entrance!

  25. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    Susan, I love the welcome sign added to your door. I was thinking about adding our house number on ours.

  26. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, love the welcome letters. What fun they must have been to put on. I'm a follower and naturally would be proud to win a copy of the magazine.. I'm just now ready to sit down relax and have a bite to eat after being outside all day working in the yard… hope you're enjoying your evening . hugs ~lynne~

  27. A Fire Fighter Wifey says

    I am a follower! I would loved to be entered into the giveaway please!
    I LOVE the lettering and the door color! I can't wait to start building our dream home so I can have a red door too!

  28. Ridgely (a/k/a Grandma J) says

    Now you can easily tell people where your house is: "It's the house with Welcome on the door!" My dad put a blue light bulb on our front porch when I was growing up, and it was so easy to say: "It's the house with the blue light"!

  29. Love your door! I love the color and the warm welcome to!

  30. Housewife Bliss says

    Love the front door! I popped over a few weeks ago eager to get linked up to your MM but was in the middle of moving from London to the US, I can finally play along and so delighted to be a part of it all.

  31. It looks great. I love vinyl. Thanks for hosting again. Have a great week.

  32. The front door decoration is really charming! Looks wonderful and is truly welcoming!


    Hi Susan, Of course I'm a follower (stalker)of yours and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your vinyl lettering on the front dood, it really makes your front door stand out, I love it!

  34. Fifi Flowers says

    That is a VERY welcoming door!

  35. I'm a follower too! I love the welcome sign. I have double front doors and I wonder how I could do the sign.

  36. Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome says

    I am really good at that game and I noticed the WELCOME right off. Great addition to your porch.

    Thank you so much for hosting this party each week. I know it is a ton of work and you always do such a splendid job.

    Hopefully I will have a post to enter tomorrow, but tonight I am just here to read.

  37. Life on an artistic shoestring says

    ooooh, I really like your front door! Please consider me for your drawing as I am one of your followers.

    Your porch is so lovely and welcoming.

  38. Wow! Those letters really POP on the door! You are some good worker – you can do anything! I also like the way you had to raise the flowers/basket higher – I like the way they look higher up on the door. Great job, Susan! Oh, and YES, please enter me in the giveaway for the Porch Magazine. You know I am a follower and I'd love to see a copy of the magazine you are in! Have a great week.
    Best regards,

  39. I have a postage stamp size porch, soooo…. I nap vicariously on yours. Love your blog, Lori

  40. Sailing Simply says

    That is the cutest thing! I have always loved having a welcome sign near the door but have never thought of having it "ON" the door! I love it!

  41. I'm a follower! And I'd love to win a copy of Porch magazine!

  42. Brambleberry Cottage says

    Your "Welcome" invitation is a welcomed sight, Susan.

    I would have been a tad bit nervous putting it on myself. I think perfectionism goes hand-in-hand with us type A personalities. LOL

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  43. gm….i am a daily follower and would love to be in your drawing ty . Your porch looks welcoming i just painted my front door and now am thinking bout doing the vinyl lettering.

  44. Your door looks wonderful!
    Thanks for the linky!
    Have a wonderful week!

  45. Anonymous says

    I just love your door!!! Unfortunately I'll have to wait a few weeks before I can try that myself. Father-in-law is recovering from bypass surgery. So all plans for working on the house have been put on hold for a few weeks. Just gives me more time to find great ideas. LOL. I would love to see the new Porch magazine and yes I'm a follower.

    [email protected]

  46. Your front door makeover is simply magnificent! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you're enjoying your summer. β™₯Laurie from Scene of the Grime

  47. miss corner cape says

    it's crazy how much brighter it makes the whole entry look. love the swirls in your lights, i was really able to notice them in the new shots!

  48. Very inviting door, I love the white letters. This inspires me to finish up my cozy bedroom revamp so I can post it online tomorrow. πŸ˜€

  49. Sixty-Fifth Avenue says

    The letters add a fun touch! beautiful porch, so very welcoming.

  50. erin rogers pickering says

    I love your porch… and a very nice addition. Would love to be entered in the PORCH magazine giveaway!
    And am enjoying all the porch makeover links!!

  51. I am a follower and i love the daisies on the door. They are my favorite flower.
    We hope to add on a porch in the next year so I would the magazine.

  52. LOOOVE the new letters bUT you don't need letters, you always make everyone feel SOOOOOOO welcome!!!:):):) You are such a sweetie, great job, it all looks great. I am so out of the loop not being on a computer for a week! Missed the give away:(:( Darn! XO, Pinky

  53. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Hey, Susan! Looks spiffy!


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  54. I love your blogspot and read it often. I even return to previous posts just to dream. I think your front door is lovely and so inviting.

  55. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says

    Your porch is beautiful!

  56. The Barnett Family says

    Congrats on being in the magazine….what an honor. I would love a copy of it, but if I win I would like an autographed copy!! πŸ™‚ Lovin' the vinyl plus the red paint just pops and grabs your attention. I am a follower and an avid reader too. Thanks for sharing!

  57. The Paper Princess says

    I'm a follower – pleae include me in the draw!


  58. Lori@live~laugh~love~create says

    I am in LOVE with that red door. It looks so inviting! Thanks so much for hosting.


  59. Beautiful, welcoming front door…I love it! I am a follower!

  60. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Your wonderful welcome sigh on a truly lovely red door makes me feel so happy! I just love it.

    Thank you for hosting another get party.

  61. I'm a follower! I love the "Welcome" addition!


  62. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! says

    Love your red door…we have one,too! Another great party! Rory

  63. Susan, congratulations on being featured in the magazine. I'll look for a copy of Porch. The new "welcome" sign is adorable. Love that red door!
    Have a Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

  64. My Ugly Garden says

    I am a follower of your lovely blog and would love to be entered in the "Porch" mag giveaway. It would be so fun to see you in print.


  65. Ro Magnolia says

    Oh, how lovely! I'm so glad I came across your blog. This is my first time to participate in Metamorphosis Monday and I too have featured a porch makeover. Not quite as professional looking as yours, but I'm still very pleased with the way it turned out. πŸ™‚


  66. I'm a follower and I would love to read that magazine on the porch!

  67. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Nice welcome sign, it goes well with the white daisies!

    I'm a follower and would love to win the Porch magazine!


  68. I am so in love with the lettering everyone is doing on their front doors. I am going to the have to do some research and find a local shop that can do that here in my area. Your front porch looks great, it welcomes me and it is only a picture! Thanks for sharing the pictures of it.

  69. I remembered to stop by today! Yea. What a great post, too, and the lettering turned out just beautifully. I'm completely taken by the cone of daisies. Hmmm? My mind is working. There are also some great links to more great blogs here. Thanks so much for sharing. beth.

  70. Hi Susan
    Your front door/entrance was so invitingly lovely before but I think adding the WELCOME is even more inviting. Darling. I really like the colour red and that particular shade.
    Its very attractive….
    hope you are having a great week so far..

  71. Susan I have always loved your front porch and It already said WELCOME to me but now there is no mistake about it. Very cute!!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my black and white bathroom. I remembered that you loved it and were so kind at RMS to let me know that. I just got back from a visit in North Carolina and Oh how I love the Southern Charm. You all know how to do things right!! Hugs Kathysue

  72. 9405018--Pat says

    HI Susan, love youe Welcome on your front door. Yes I'm a follower from day one….thanks for sharing…Pat H

  73. Love the red door and the welcome sign…I'm working on one that says "Welcome to the Love Shack"…just not sure if I want a hand-painted one or a vinyl one. No rush…I'll know it when I'm ready. Congrats on getting published in the magazine…and I've been a follower for some time. Just haven't had any recent transformations to post to Met Mon! Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

  74. Tardevil says

    Oh, Susan, congrats on being published! So happy for you. I'm such a ditz…was thinking you changed the lighting. Was like where's Waldo on Susan's front porch…was squinting and everything, LOL! It took me a minute, but I finally figured out that you added the 'welcome' sign. It looks great. Hope you're thriving in this heat! Have a good July 4th weekend.

  75. Christie says

    Your front porch and your back porch are SO inviting and welcoming! The sign just adds a wonderful touch! Thank you for stopping by about the cottages by the sea! I am new to blog land and LOVE your site! Thank you so much! Three Pixie Lane

  76. just love the inviting door entrance for family and friends. have a good day.

  77. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    So pretty…but I wouldn't dare do that in my neighborhood. Trust me on this. I live in Southern California and …well..it just might not work here. Or…wait..it would probably work too well.
    Seriously, it looks lovely! πŸ™‚

  78. Debra_sev says

    Love your blog! Follow you on Facebook as well. Where will copies of Porch be available for purchase? Thanks!Deb

  79. Anonymous says

    Hey, I Looooooooooove this site, and I love your porches, both front and back. This is the best website I've ever found! Totally enjoy all the posts and great pictures.

  80. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says

    I adore your your inviting front porch, from the topiaries to lanterns and the hanging basket of flowers. The 'WELCOME' is another great enhancement.

    All the Best,


  81. the Provident Woman says

    I love the front porch. I think I need to put Welcome on my front door too. But, I'd have to go with a different color. My door is white.

  82. Genevieve Ferraro says

    Your blog parties are such fun! And I just love the change to your porch!

  83. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Debra! Just click on the link in the post and it should take you right to the PORCH website where you can purchase a copy. Here's the link, also:

  84. Love the red front door…of course, I love everything I see on your blog! I'm a follower…would love to win the magazine. I have a big front porch that we love…too hot to enjoy it recently though!

  85. Anonymous says

    Love this blog and am so enthralled with the screened porch. Have been following you entries for several months. Thanks for all the great ideas and pictures.

    [email protected]

  86. I am a follower of your blog and I think…no I KNOW…that you have the most beautiful porch that I have ever seen, so it's just fitting that it be in a magazine! Congrats!

  87. Susan Ramey Cleveland says

    I loooooooove your front door. I have been working on a plan to paint my front door red and apply a welcome decal to it. I think the font on mine might be a little more whimsical.

  88. i love the screen in porch and your front porch is very welcoming to all your family and friends…..i am a follower and i have never seen this magazine so i will be excited to win!!

  89. emptynester3 says

    Love the Welcome written on the door and of course the topiaries! Thanks for the offer of winning the magazine- it looks adorable!

  90. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, your porch was already welcoming, but now it says it out loud. Love it! laurie

  91. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    I have just found your lovely blog and signed up as a follower! Love your porch πŸ™‚


  92. Josiah's Mom says

    I wish I could come sit on your porch and sit awhile, but work is calling. The corn plates are too cute! Thanks for such a great blog!

  93. I am so looking forward to sharing my new porch pics with you ,its still coming along ,really looking forward to the new floor ,thanks for all your help !!!!

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