Welcome to my Summer front porch makeover!
Porches are very special places.
They deserve a little attention I think.
We greet our family & friends there.
We relax there and watch our children play.
We gather there with a cocktail and talk about our day.
Heck, we even receive flowers & pizzas there.
Come on guys…lets get her lookin’ fine again.
While on vacation in Niagara on the Lake I began to fantasize of ways to help our porch pop.
I wanted it to lean towards a “beachy” theme.
I began to think about what I had that would give it that feel.
I asked my hubby to help me move the Adirondack chairs out to the front.
The pop of color really put me in the mood to keep going.
I got our lantern out and used a chain to hang it just at the right level since I don’t have a table.
If you have a lot of indirect light Fern’s are pretty cheap. I paid $9.99 for this one.
Then I grew tired of the hose wreath. I love it, but I was ready for a change.
If interested in making the hose wreath, just click here: Hose Wreath
I decided to make a sign out of left over wood.
This is what I started with:
Then I beat it with a hammer, stained it, polyurethaned it and drilled holes for the twine.
Originally, I was going to stencil and paint an ice cream sign.
That became stressful because I was afraid I would mess it up.
I decided to try chalk.
It works just like a chalk board. No chalk board paint required folks!
I can wipe it and put whatever I want depending on the occasion.
This will be nice for birthday’s.
(ps the butterfly is a magnet that cost $1)
So now I felt as though I needed more color.
I’ve always loved pink flamingos.
I looked on E-Bay and found this metal one for $19, score!
She is darn cute.
Val wants her in her room. I said sure, after Summer 🙂
I then decided to spray paint this iron plant holder we found at an antique shop on vacation.
It was originally black.
I love it now.
Since the inspiration came from our vacation at Niagara on the Lake I decided to add a rock we found on Lake Ontario.
I painted it and added some shells Valerie found there with glue.
I also polyurethaned this so rain won’t hurt it.
The last step was replacing our carriage lights.
I found inexpensive replacements at Home Depot, and my Dad and I installed them.
The rug is from Target.
While out there taking photos of our porch I couldn’t resist a few shots of the flowers in bloom.
We have had a ton of rain so things are really healthy this year.
Sometimes a flower not quite in bloom is just as pretty…
We all love a pretty daisy!
Hope you enjoyed my “Summer Front Porch Makeover”.
You’ll find Red out there sipping wine tonight with hubby 🙂
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