Front Porch Makeover

Since we’ve been spending a lot of time on the front porch recently while our little one plays outside, I decided it was time to spruce up our space.

The old rockers we had on our front porch we purchased the day we moved into our home… over 6 years ago! Let’s just say they were starting to show their age. I was thinking about just stripping and repainting, but my hubby and I were ready for something new.

So here’s what it looks like now!

How about a closer look?

I purchased some new resin wicker chairs from Home Depot for $50 each.

The red pillows I purchased from Home Depot as well. I wanted a bit of color, but nothing too crazy. I’m thinking about stenciling them in the future, but I’m happy with how they look for now.

I also got the outdoor rug from WalMart last Fall on clearance for $20. I was thinking about using this 5×8 foot rug on my back patio, but thought it looked great underneath my new chairs! Plus I scored another round outdoor rug on clearance last Fall that I’ll use in the back instead. Yeah, I have a habit of storing up on goodies at end of season sales!

I purchased the little round accent table from Target last week. I needed a place to set my lemonade while catching up on my latest book!

I purchased this flowered wreath a couple of years ago and always seem to go back to it each Spring. This year I added some new red roses to match the color of the front door and new accent pillows.

So the mini makeover for the front porch is now complete. Nothing too snazzy, just some minor updates. I’m still thinking of painting the flower pots white (that I scored from Lowe’s for $5 each!), but I can wait a bit on that. For now I’m just happy to relax on the front porch before it gets too hot outside!

Comments

  1. says

    Our front porch could use a spruce up and I needed some ideas, yours turned out beautiful! I had not thought of a rug under the seating area, that makes it so cozy, off to score some finds this week, thank you Erin :)

  2. says

    Lucky you has a porch! It looks great. I wish I had a porch. We barely have room for a flower pot next to the front door. I love all the changes you made. And the flower pots – you should definitely paint them white, they would really pop against that lovely brick. Enjoy your lemonade! ; )

    ~ Catie

  3. says

    Looks so pretty and cheerful! I am in the mood to spice up my front porch, too! Just need to get the momentum going… why is that so hard sometimes? Love it all!

    Take care,

    Trish

  4. Denise Z says

    Look very inviting! (what did you do with those white rockers? I’d gladly take yours and Shasta’s off your hands! LOL!)

  5. JennieD says

    Hi Erin! Your porch looks outstanding! I’ve got a huge front porch with my mobile home [probably the only one in the park], but will need to totally rebuild it when I get another job. I’m “in between” jobs right now, so many of my home improvement projects are on hold. :( When I get ready to rebuild my porch, I want to use the “composite” material [like TREX] that can stand up to the outside elements we get hammered with [especially the rain]. I guess it would make sense to get the kind of chairs that you did for a front porch that can also withstand outside elements. Are the cushions also “weather” resistant as well? I’ve seen some “Adirondack” chairs that are made of “resin” that look nice. not too expensive either. I like that look for my front porch….but that’s somewhere down the road. “One project at a time” ~ that’s what I have to tell myself! Thanks for being such an inspiration Erin! :)

    • says

      Thanks so much Jennie! Good luck on the rebuild of your porch! Yes, my cushions are weather resistant. I bring them inside when it is really windy so they don’t blow away! And you’re right… one project at a time! I have to tell myself that too often :)

  6. says

    overwhelmed by the way you are creationg motivation towards simple but beautiful living. thankx a lot. i have been regular viewer for your blog since some days. and i must say its fab. A total INSPIRATION.

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