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:)



  1. Hi from your newest google follower/s, saw you on Handmade Tuesdays, please pop by, Karima from

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

  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

    Turning a House into a Home

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

  4. Wow! the chairs look wonderful! ENJOY!

  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. :)


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

  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!

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


  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

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

  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!

  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!


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