Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back porch makeover

I've kept you in suspense too long. I said I'd be sharing my back porch makeover, so here it is.

I started with a blank pallette, with the exception of the furniture we've had for a few years. All we had was the furniture. No plants, no personality. We did have a light up palm tree, but that was it.



You can tell from the top picture that the first thing I did was go to Lowe's and get some plants to create some container gardens. It was already late in the season, so there wasn't much to choose from but I got some container garden fill-ins for 50% off. Just plop them in a pot and you are done. I got some other plants as well to create my own mix. ( Bella was also helping me lay everything out.)

Here's another before shot.


Now here's those plants:



I picked up the cute little chair plant stand at Wal-Mart. The flip flop candle holder and butterfly lantern came from Pier One. I bought them when I was shopping for the front porch makeover.



A couple of shots of the glider with new pillows. Two were purchased and two are my placemat pillows. I painted an old planter with Krylon fusion to add a pop of yellow.  I can see these things from the morning room window and I just love the view now. You'll notice that we also purchased some rugs. They came from Lowe's.




Now I think the glider area needs a coffee table and an extra chair- maybe next year. You can see more of the table setting  HERE.

Last, here's a few shots of the porch lit up at night.




We've been enjoying our newly decorated space as much as we can in the late evenings. Hopefully, it will be cooling off more so we can spend even more time here.

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7 comments:

  1. Fonda, Your back porch looks great! I love the color that you added. I am sure that will be a space that you will totally enjoy! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle.com

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  2. Beautiful porch! I love the pillows that you placed on that love seat. Very pretty! Megan

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  3. Wow! Looks great! So much color and fun in the space now!

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  4. Great job! Love your pillows. I spent the summer trying to spruce up our back patio as well. Hopefully it will start cooling down and we can begin to enjoy it. Looks great!

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  5. Oh, I just love what you've done!! Amazing! I have been sooo wanting to do something like this to our backyard. A place to relax and unwind. Well done! Love the green flower pillow, too!! Saw you linked up at i heart nap time... so glad that I found this!

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  6. what a FABulous space! i love all the greens and the general feel of your space like this. i'd be out there all the time!

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  7. also, i love your haircut...in your profile, it isn't like i'm stalking you or anything. it's just that i call myself a "short hair advocate."

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Thanks for your kind words! I love hearing from you.