Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring front porch part 2

I finally got the bench done yesterday.  This morning I got the back area of the front porch decorated.  I am still waiting for the cushions and pillows that will go with the table and chairs so they are not on the porch yet. I guess there will be a part 3.  The cushions are supposed to be here tomorrow and the pillows were just shipped out yesterday.

Here is the bench.
Here is the before picture.  The bench is black with green.  I have had this bench for twelve years.  We have another one on the back porch.  I might just cut it down too.  My hubby cut the slats and the cast iron back for me.  Of course something always has to go wrong.  One little piece of the iron broke off so I had to glue it back on.  I painted the cast iron parts bronze metallic and the slats almond.

Now for the decorations.  Love this look.

More pictures.

I just love all these colors.  Since the trees and flowers haven't bloomed yet this is the next best thing.  The bench was four feet wide and now it is 30 inches wide.  More like an over sized chair.  I always painted the table. It was the same color as the bench.  I like the bronze color much better.  It will go better with the table and chairs now.  Check back at the first of the month for part 3.


  1. how inviting! love the fun pop of colors with that amazing rug! and that must be some bench to last 12 years.

    1. I have another one the same age. I keep them on covered porches and they have been painted with many coats of paint.

  2. Very colorful and charming! Just pinned it :)

  3. Very pretty front porch. Love all the colors. If you have not shared yet at Bacon Time linky, please do.

  4. I really enjoy your posts. You have an original way with color. Enjoy your new bench!

  5. I really love the look of the bench cut down to the smaller size, amazing.
    I love the how your colors came together.
    We are expecting 10" of snow before tomorrow in up state Vermont, gosh darn it!
    Visiting today from Common Ground.

  6. Jody, what a pretty and welcoming space! Now if only spring could come and join you there :) Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Nest, I loved seeing your porch and enjoyed visiting your blog!

  7. Oh what a lovely addition to your home - grand porch decor! And perfect for the good weather that is, hopefully, fast approaching. :) Thanks for a lovely visit from Anything Blue Friday

  8. SO bright and cherry! Love it, thanks for linking up

  9. That rug is FABULOUS!! Perfect pop of color!!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the colors too! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  11. Love your colorful porch! The rug is perfect as are the pillows. Can't wait to see phase 3! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Your porch is pure eye candy! We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!

  13. I have featured you at Sundays at Home this week! Thanks for linking up!

  14. The bench looks great...and I love the rug! Thanks for sharing on Twirl & Take a Bow!

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