Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring front porch part 3

Finally, finally, finally got the front porch done this morning.  The pillows for the chairs arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to get them on the porch.  I started at 7:30 this morning getting the final touches done.  Of course this will be only time that my porch will look like this.  Where I live you get a lot of wind so if it is not weighted or strapped down it will blow away.

So here is what I did.  This picture shows the ceiling painted.  It used to be the same color as the house.  I would have liked it to be a very light blue but I would have to get it approved by the HOA.  Here is what the porch looked like before.  It is dull and one of the cushions kept blowing off so I removed it for the winter.
Now here is the after.

 Now for some close ups.

Here is the bench before I downsized it.
And the after

Now here is what it will look like until I change it out for Summer.

I wish that we had a screened in porch than I could leave everything out and not worry about it blowing away.  The next project here will be replacing the ugly storm door.  I tried not to get it in the pictures too much.  It is getting replaced in the middle of April.  I decided not to put a wreath up since last year I had a house finch make her nest in it.  Once the new door is installed I can put my wreath up.  

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


  1. Your porch looks so pretty and ready for spring... You really pulled something special together with all your creativity... To bad the wind would blow it all away so you can't have it out all the time, but is sure looks gorgeous in the pictures!!!
    This would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party?
    Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. I love every inch of your beautiful decorated porch.

  3. Wow what a difference some color can make! Your porch is beautiful!! Visiting from The Style Sisters party.
    XO Barbara

  4. What a beautiful porch, I love it! You have wonderful style.


  5. Your front porch is so pretty! I love all the bright colors! Have a fabulous week!

  6. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  7. Warm Weather means outside and it helps for it to be inviting...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Just gorgeous - I miss having a porch soooo much - but never had anything as beautiful as this !!!
    Visiting from the Charm of Home
    Happy weekend :)

  9. Love the ceiling porch makes them stand out and dramatic. Such a great spot to sit for it! I am in the same boat as you I live about 40 miles south of Chicago and the winds can turn my pillows into soft guided missiles hitting houses a mile down the street. LOL

  10. How beautiful! Love the way you used the bright colors and you could easily just change the flowers and make it a fall decor!

  11. I just love your color combinations - they look so warm and inviting! I have always wanted a front porch - we have a beautiful deck but it is not the same as having a front porch. Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop

  12. Oooo! The pillows are great, too! ;)

    - Brooke -

  13. Thank you for sharing at the Anything Goes Bacon Time weekly linky. You are incredible. Lovely spring porch.

  14. What a lovely vibrant spot to enjoy the spring and summer! The bold patterned rug makes such a pretty statement. Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!