Jun 5, 2011

Front Porch Facelift

Now that warmer temps have decided to grace Utah with its presence I thought my front porch was lookin' a bit drab.
I scored these 2 wicker patio chairs off the curb that my old neighbors were throwing out. Like I mentioned in an earlier post people on base are frequently tossing objects to the street due to switching stations and such. 
I got another eye roll from the hubby because they were sun bleached and a few wicker strands were broken, but I knew a little cleaning and spray paint would bring them back to life:)



First I washed them with warm, soapy water from a spray bottle. Then let it dry and cut any stray strands of wicker. Finally I sprayed 2 coats of an almond like color.


another after shot:



yes those are my sad little recycle bins which need new labels
And if you're wondering about those cheery pillows I made them out of this:


a plastic tablecloth for 1.99 from Michael's
I just cut two squares, sewed right sides together, flipped, inserted pillow and stitched the bottom. Now I have "waterproof" patio pillows:)




Every time I come home  I'm greeted by our new cheery porch!
Thanks for stopping by:)


-Georgette


12 comments:

  1. Hi from your newest google follower/s, saw you on Handmade Tuesdays, please pop by, Karima from
    www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

    Great idea - I have some spare shower curtain fabric - would be a good aidea!

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  2. I am in love with your bright and cheery pillow! So pretty and happy!

    I just posted my balcony makeover and would love if you'd pop by at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  3. looks great, and love those pillows! i'd say that was a steal for the 1.99 tablecloth! good job!

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  4. Wow! the chairs look wonderful! ENJOY!

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  5. Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. Wow! Your porch looks amazing. :) Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. The after is awesome! And the "waterproof" pillow is brilliant!

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  7. omg.. that looks so cute! I love your pillow idea! who would think to use plastic table cloths! Love that.
    Thanks so much for linking up to my Organizing Mission link party!

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  8. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-mindie-style-link-up-1.html

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  9. those pillows are such a great idea!! thanks for all the inspiration! your blog is soooo adorable! you have the best crafts ever! i am your newest follower :) i would love for you to stop by my blog sometime! madisonavenue2011.blogspot.com

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  10. What a good idea to use a plastic table cloth to make a pillow! Cute! And your curb find furniture turned out great!

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  11. Nothing better than free. Love the cute polka dot pillows! Brilliant to make them out of tablecloths! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  12. I love the cute pillows! And I wouldn't have passed it up either with the chairs! ;)
    Thank you for your sweet words and taking part in my first giveaway! Yaay!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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