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I waited for the sun ☀️ to show up all day today, so my Thrifty Yellow & Pink Spring Porch photos would look all warm and pretty. Well, at about 3:00pm I finally gave up because the clouds were not budging. Wouldn’t you know that exactly 30 minutes after I finished the photo shoot, the sky opened up and all the birds came out chirping. Someone was playin tricks on Red.
Before we get to those cloudy, but cute photos of the thrifty style porch makeover, I wanted to share what our side porch looked like last year after I spray painted these hand-me-down metal chairs my parent’s gave me when they moved. The porch was looking “okay”, but definitely needed more, don’t you think?
So, this year I am taking it up a notch. It’s all perfect timing for my monthly Thrifty Style Team post. After you check out my porch, I invite you to check out all my friend’s affordable ideas at the end. One includes a cold brewski 😳.
Okay, no cocktails going in here, we have some quick updating to do. This is what that avocado green metal table looked like this year. I actually loved the tree, but it needed help.
I opted for yellow since my pillows had a lot of yellow, and I just happen to love yellow when it comes to spring decor. The spray paint I used is listed in my source list below.
To get an even, smooth coat, I sanded the top of the table lightly first, and then did 3 coats of spray paint. Don’t tell Rick, but I got yellow spray paint on the garage floor. Just keep on scrolling, he will not notice.
These metal chairs below took way more work to spray paint than that little table above. You would think they would take seconds, but there are lots of nooks and crannies in there. I probably did about 5 coats and had to turn these twins upside down to do the bottoms, too. I admit, they were a pain, but what an affordable transition!
Here’s the best photo of the finished Thrifty Yellow & Pink Spring Porch makeover I could manage with the clouds messing with me…
I think you can tell spring has a long way to go up here in Michigan, but buds on the trees are out.
While styling for the photos I heard lots of buzzing, and thought wow, that must be a huge bumble bee. It turned out to be a humming bird! TIP: hummingbirds love the bright pink impatiens.
By the way, I want to make sure you know that impatiens do well in the shade. I attempted to put these beauties in the sun because a nice lady told me as long as you water them they will be okay. Um, no. They need shade. Maybe an hour of sun, but no more. I also take impatiens inside the house and they do amazing. I wrote about that here: “Indoor Impatiens“.
After painting both the chairs, and the table, I shopped the house to style the rest. I still had those pillows (info. below) and the tall plant stand in back was found at a thrift store a couple years ago.
Oh dear, I can’t forget to give credit to my son, Vic, for the use of his cactus & aloe vera plants. They looked so cute on the yellow table for the photos, but they have to go back upstairs in his room, pronto, lol.
One last little tip and then I’m headed to relax. If you need a rug…check out my link below. I plan on posting more detail soon about these amazing rugs I finally found, but until then I wanted you to know where to look. I have 2 of these rugs and they are the best washable rugs I have ever had.
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METAL CHAIRS: MOM & DAD
BLACK & WHITE CHECKERED CUSHIONS: TARGET
TALL PLANT STAND: THRIFT STORE
FLOWERS: PINK IMPATIENS: LOCALLY OWNED FLORIST
TIP: THRIFTY STYLE TEAM POSTS BELOW! DON’T MISS OUT!
Thrifty Yellow and Pink Spring Porch by Redhead Can Decorate
Rustic Shiplap-Inspired Wall Art by The Creek Line House
Ideas on How to Update a 15 Year Old Bathroom Vanity by Duke Manor Farm
Make an Auricula Theatre – Thrifty Style by Heart and Vine
Window Seat Refresh by DIY Beautify
Green Painted Outdoor Table by Cottage at the Crossroads
Patio Decorating Ideas on a Budget by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Vintage Box Makeover by Bliss Ranch
Easy DIY Nightstand From a Thrift Store Stool by Chatfield Court
Decorating with Thrifted Silver by 2 Bees in a Pod
DIY Grain Sack Striped Farmhouse Tote by The How-To How
Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover by Salvage Sister & Mister
DIY Magazine Page Place Mats by What Meegan Makes
100 Year Old Barnwood Shelves by The DIY VillagePosted by