Friday, April 22, 2011

Sprucing up the front porch

The weather has been fairly warm here for awhile and we've needed to spruce up the front porch.

Last fall we painted the ceiling blue and painted the fan with aluminum paint.

Now we've added a coffee table made out of an old window and table legs.

Having some of my buckets underneath makes for an interesting view.

This is an easy project; just attach 4 legs to an old window.

Love that the old hardware is still on the window.

We did have a metal "G" on the front door but my husband and son hated it
because it made a loud noise hitting against the door whenever we opened and closed it.

So, I put this metal flower pocket back on the door with some flowers.  
I'll be on the hunt for something else to put there.

I didn't see when I took this picture that my husband had garden paper bags in the rocking chair.
After I saw the picture, I kind of like the look of the bags.  It makes me think I need a 
burlap or feedsack pillow in that chair.

Last year we added this birdhouse to the front garden.  I loved the chippy finish on it.
However, the paint color on the house was pinkish light tan and it just didn't work with our 
fresh white columns and the perfect shade of blue on the stand that is attached to it.

So, I painted it white.  I didn't prep it or clean it up much or sand it.  I just slapped white paint on it.
Do you know what that means?  That means the white paint will chip pretty quickly so 
I will have a chippy white finish in no time.  That's what I like.

Our poor old double rocker is falling apart so we may be on the lookout for some new porch furniture.
I'm not sure what kind I want so we'll see where the hunt leads us.


  1. Your porch is so cute. Love that window table. The buckets look great underneath. I have some too that I need to do something with. Oh and build a birdhouse, that on my to do list too!

  2. What a pretty what you did to the ceiling fan and your black door, I'm painting mine black this year it makes such statement and really stands out!
    Have a great Easter!

  3. Your house is beautiful! I love the table with the buckets under it. Beautiful place to hang out!

  4. love the old buckets! it would be nice to put things in them, shells, glass balls..other outdoorsy things.
    it looks like such a nice relaxing place to visit with a neighbor or have a morning cup of coffee!
    you said you painted your fan, did you also paint your door hardware? everything in our house is brass.. yellow brass and i really can't afford to replace it.

    thanks for sharing it.

  5. Love the table idea, looking great!

  6. oh I love it all. Seriously LOVE that table but the planters are fantastic too!!!
    I could sit there all day!
    Oh im having a giveaway if you want to stop over! :)

  7. That's a great porch! I like the table~I might have to make one of those soon.

    That's funny about the bags. But a burlap cushion would look nice!

  8. Love your table and those buckets. Your whole porch looks great.

  9. Hello there I just put together a collage with super awesome inspiration on how to decorate with old windows on my blog Little Brags . I used a picture of yours with the source link back to you. Please come visit and if you do not want me to use your picture for any reason , please let me know and I will remove it asap. Thanks a bunch. Christine


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