Saturday, May 21, 2011

Porch Perk Up

My front porch has been looking rather drab. So, I decided it was time to do something about it! I like sitting on the front porch and the back patio but it was missing a sparkle to make sitting out there a bit more fun.  

Here is my front door before. I love how red it is. The previous owner painted it that bright red color. 

The front porch before. 

That little bench was my mothers. I remember it being outside on the patio when I was growing up. I am a bit attached to it which is why I have had it on my porch all these years. But, it is time to let go and switch things up! :-)  

I added a cute new rug....

A decal for the door...

...and my yarn wreath from this tutorial over here.

I love succulents so I went to home depot to pick up a few to put in the planters I found for half price at Hobby Lobby!

I have the round table and chairs that go with the bench on the patio in the back yard. I took 2 of the chairs and a little stool that I had and moved them up front and this is what I ended up with.

When that still was not good was time for spray paint! 

Good-bye gold mailbox!

Hello orange mailbox! 

Good-bye black chairs and old green stool!

Hello lime green and orange! 

I used one of my vintage cloth napkins to make a little table cloth, added a citronella candle and some rosemary.

I have this little hanging plant hanging on the porch too.

 I am not quite finished but very close. There are a few small touches that I want to add and when I do I will let you know! 


Janet White said...

Stopping by from SITS! Thanks for the comments on my blog this morning. Love the red front door!

Wild Violets said...

Redo is cauuuuuuuute!

cookieDough said...

I love your re-do! It is really retro.

CK said...

Oh, WOW! You did a fantastic job! I love the green furniture, the orange mailbox and- look at that wreath! And the tutorial is great, too!!! Fantastic! I need you to cove over to my place and redo my front porch!

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