Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Front porch

I had to go back in the archives for this one, ladies.

Last end of winter/early spring I wanted to make my front porch more shabby chic.

The old cushions were a dark purple and I didn't have much for decorating out here.

So, I shopped in my house and here is what I found!

I made these new cushions from outdoor material from JoAnns. I love it!

I painted this wooden bench white~and shabby for sure!

I also painted the wicker table because it was chipping badly.

I added some "stuff" from my home. 

Sorry for the dead plants, it will be spring soon enough and they will be full again!

These ranaculos (sp?) are very cold hardy and I always get some of them as soon as they are available.

The deer promptly ate them a few days later, before I even planted them. :(

In the early spring, when it is still cold out, I can sit here and drink my morning coffee and read.

I love to watch the birds and people walking their dogs. And yes, I am on poop patrol! You better pick up after your dog!

I have a terrible story about that for you one of these days.

I hope you enjoyed my front porch tour.

Have a great day!



  1. Love your porch. What a beautiful spot to sit with your coffee. I can't stand thst dog owners don't pooper scoop. We have the same problem here.

    Lisa x

  2. Oh, I'd love to drink my morning coffee on your porch. Your cushions are too cute! I can't wait for all the brown to turn green. Come on Spring! I didn't even wear a coat today, so it's coming :)

    Have a great night! ~M

  3. What a lovely porch you have...your fabric is beautiful...too cold here to ever think about putting the furniture outside yet.

    Enjoy and happy Thursday. xoxo

  4. I can't say enough nice things about your porch, but I am absolutely drooling over the fabric.

  5. I am so loving that fabric -its gorgeous. Fabulous makeover.

    Pam x

  6. What an inviting place to sit and and read with your morning cup of coffee :-) Love those cushions too!

  7. Such a cozy and inviting porch! loved the material you chose for the cushions and the decorations you used, especially the bird house! They have such cute ones at hobby lobby that i've been buying and decorating the top of my kitchen cabinets with.

  8. Looks so cute! BTW, I have been SO busy lately since we got a contract on our house that I've been out of the blogging loop! I'm planning to post about the Stylish Blogger award and link back to you sometime this week! Just wanted to let you know again that I appreciate it and didn't forget about it! : )

  9. I love your porch! Makes me ready for Spring. Just found your pretty blog via Informal Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a wonderful day!


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