Monday, September 11, 2017

Cleaning up the porch ~

My front porch had really gotten to look very shabby. The rug was stained and worn, the chair cushions were old and battered, and and the chairs themselves were begging for a new coat of varnish.

The black and white floor in the pavilion turned out so well that I decided to use the same black and white color theme on the front porch as well.

I was able to find a classic black and white stripped outdoor fabric at JoAnne's which...


...I used to make cushions and pillows for the newly re-varnished chairs.


I found a new outdoor rug at Home Depot. It isn't black and white but the natural jute blends in nicely with the  wicker color of the chairs.


It really didn't take much effort and the porch, although simple, looks so much better. 

Now I can relax a bit and enjoy the view!


I hope your days are filled with joy

Thank you for visiting.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my that front porch is lovely and fresh! It looks like an oasis of calm and the perfect spot to sit with a cold lemonade and a book.
    You've done a fabulous job of redecorating !

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  2. The pillows are lovely and so is your porch. It looks very relaxing.

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  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Ce tissu est idéal et apporte une belle note à vos fauteuil. Un très joli porche.

    Gros bisous 🌺

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  4. I love that black and white on your porch. I did my cushion on the back patio in them about 15 years ago and I noticed that the material was rotting. So, it's time to make new ones. I will have to go to Joanne's and get some material.

    Your porch is beautiful - what a great place to sit and read with a cold glass of iced tea.

    Have a wonderful week. Is it ever going to cool off LOL

    Mary

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    1. Mary, you got your wish, this week is lovely. I hope that it continues.

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  5. So pretty. You have pitch perfect taste! Hard to imagine anything shabby here. I often feel like I am seeing a storybook when I visit. I want to have a pretty little flag too!

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  6. Oh, Adrienne, your porch is so pretty. Love the B/W. And it sure looks like a beautiful view for you..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  7. Always so much style in everything you do! Love those chairs and the new cushions. I need some color in my life.

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  8. I'm doing a favorite finds post and I'd like to borrow a few pictures of your porch makeover and backyard shed makeover. I will give full credit and links to your posts. Would that be ok with you?

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  9. Great front porch makeover. I particularly like the rug you chose. I wish I was as handy with a sewing machine. I am dying to make some covers for the seat cushions for my own wicker chairs.

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    1. These were very easy to make...just sewn on three side with an opening to fit the forms in, then sew up the opening. Voila done!

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  10. Great view of the garden! The porch looks nice and fresh now.
    Su

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  11. Your porch looks amazing and just in time for the cooler fall days. Love the rug! Happy Monday!

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