Saturday, April 17, 2010

Primping the Porch


It was a beautiful spring day here, a great day to pretty up the porch, which had been much neglected over the winter and now looked like this:

I will not plant my pots for another 3-4 weeks, too many below freezing nights left.  I wiped everything down with some soapy water. I made a coffee sack curtain to hide the mess under my potting table by threading the burlap onto a piece of wire strung between the table legs.

I used this toolbox that was full of this (there was fun junk in there!):
to make this little vignette.
I cleaned off my little table and chairs--$10 total for the set, purchased separately at garage sales.  I painted the tabletop.
I didn't do too much with the red chair and stool by my front door.  The stool is from my grandparents patio and holds many memories of fun BBQs and the red chair is from my in-laws place.  The black tubing is part of my drip system.
I can't wait to get some plants out here, but until then, it looks much better and is ready for morning coffee.
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24 comments:

  1. You've got it looking very nice! I love the coffee sack curtain!

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  2. I LOVE what you did to that table!

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  3. I love the coffee sack curtain. It is so cute and goes so well with the decor! Looks beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful! LOVE that toolbox display and the burlap curtain is wonderful! I'm getting ready to repurpose my gardening bench...just wish I had a porch to put it on!

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  5. That burlap skirt is to die for!

    Jeanine

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  6. Looking great! I cannot wait for the weather to warm up here in Newfoundland so I can begin my outdoor decorating!!

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  7. Love the skirt :) Must be in the air...spent the day painting porch furniture...too 'poopt' to post...have to wait til the 'morrow! Way to go!!

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  8. Cute cute cute. Love the burlap and tool box. I am trying to get mine done but the weather turned cold and rainy again. Dang.

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  9. Very Cute! I love what you did with the toolbox and the burlap! Blessings, Vicky

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  10. I love everything you did on your porch. I especially love the curtain and the little toolbox vingette. The stool that you have from your grandparents is so great. I just love things that hold special memories.

    Great job...now go enjoy that coffee.

    God bless, Amy

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  11. Seems we have porches on the mind with spring arriving! Your window looks so great there and I'm loving your red chippy chair. What a great idea to make that coffee sack curtain, it looks fab!!
    Tracey

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  12. Cute porch....we've been doing the same thing! I found you through SNS on Funky Junk Interiors! Great blog!

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  13. Great job. So glad I came by. I love decorating the porch and you did a wonderful job. So many wonderful ideas!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  14. Wow, I want to sit a spell on your porch, so inviting. Love the grain sacks.

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  15. I love how honest your before pics are! The afters are super, and your $10 table/chairs set is fab!

    Found you via FJI.

    xox,
    Susan

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  16. I loooove that little stool sidetable. That is too cute! Also really like that skirt on your table. It all looks so great!

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  17. Becky... this looks so good! Love the table skirt and all the rustic pieces!!

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  18. I love it! It is just picture perfect and so welcoming. I THINK that the table skirt is my favorite part, but there are too many elements that I like to really single out one.

    Ok... maybe the vignette in the old chest needs a shout out too.

    Great work!

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  19. It is so nice to freshen things up but doesn't just make one anxious to start planting? I probably won't plant until the beginning of May and so in a way I find this super nice weather irksome...

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  20. Love the changes to your porch! So welcoming & cheery!!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  21. Such a sweet country porch. I love that you have a potting bench! So many great things to look at on your porch. I'm sure it's going to be so great to sit out there and sip your coffee.

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  22. Sooo funky junky exterior!! :)

    Love the rustic charms!

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  23. what a wonderful transformation! I did a similar skirt on our potting table on our front porch last spring as well - you can see it in background snipets {link below}. I thought I was being so clever and unique but apparently great minds think alike....I love how yours has print on the burlap showing! Great porch!

    http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/search/label/Garden

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