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Saturday
May282011

Front Porch Makeover

Oh my!  It has already been more than a week since my last post!  Crazy!  So much has happened in the past week, and so much has been accomplished!  I know that I keep telling you "I have some big projects in the works", and that has not changed!  What has changed is my perspective on waiting until I have the projects 100% done to post about them.  I figure that, at the rate I am going, if I wait until my big projects are TOTALLY done, to were I am 100% satisfied, well, I'd probably never blog about these projects!  So, I have decided to cut myself some slack and just share what I have so far.  The whole point of blogging about these projects was to share ideas, not try to show off perfect projects anyhow! With that being said, my porch has received a pretty decent makeover.

Here is what my porch looked like last 4th of July:

 

And here is what my porch looks like today:

 

 

I LOVE the transformation.  I have been looking for new cushions 1) because I didn't really like the old fabric any longer, and 2) I left the cushions on the porch this winter and the neighbor's cat scratched the daylights out of them!  If I had loved the cushions, I might have been sad.  But, as it is, I feel like a owe the cat a thank you.  So, thank you Burrito.  Or Taco.  Whoever you are.  Anyhow, I couldn't find cushions in my budget, (you know, like, free!), so I bought some material and recovered the old cushions.  I am not a seamstress by any means, so the cushions are not great, but I did my best and they totally work!  Also, one of the projects I am still working on is the little table under the picture frames.  That is a side table, and definitely not what I had pictured there.  However, with all the other things going on recently, I haven't had time to make the piece that I want, but I will post it as soon as it is ready!

Here is another view of the porch before the redo:

It was so bare, and I have been looking for something to put there for a while.  My mother-in-law recently gave me this piece:

and I ended up with this:

I am still working on what to put on the little shelves.  It changes daily!  If I find something fabulous I'll be sure to post it! One thing I really do like on this shelf is the little glazed planter.  It started out as something totally different, but with a little spray paint, some glaze, and a magnet for a knob, I think it turned out pretty well!  It's probably a keeper!

Here is another view, looking down the length of my porch.  I love the Boston ferns!  Last year I had impatients, and while they were beautiful, I finally threw them out on November 1st, because I was so over the pinks and purples, and they totally clashed with all the other fall colors!  Is that ridiculous?  Probably.  But this year I chose ferns, keeping in mind that they won't "clash" with anything in the fall! :)

I also made some throw pillows for the love seat.

And I just love this little ladder that I garbage picked last week!

And I know this isn't part of the porch, but my neighbor gave me this bucket the other day, and I just think it looks so cheerful beside the mailbox!  Don't you?

 

I hope that you take a moment to remember all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country this Memorial Day weekend.  I pray that you take time to enjoy your loved ones and all the freedom that you have.  

Enjoy the Son!

Reader Comments (1)

beautiful my dear and patriotic too, love it!!!

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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