Our front porch is small. Small and narrow. So, to make up for it I had a guy come and lay a beautiful brick patio one day while Big Daddy was at work. That was about twelve years ago and that front porch hasn’t gotten a bit bigger.
But yesterday afternoon, it got a lot more comfortable and colorful!
I struck out again in the Saturday Morning Yard Sale department so on my way home I stopped in at my awesome neigjborhood foam & fabric store and found these
On the $4.99 table!
Big Daddy took one look at these fabrics and said, ‘Well, that’s different for you.’
Which is true. When it comes to decor I am not an orange person. But to me porches and decks are different. Both are places I use way brighter colors than I ordinarily use inside my home.
This is not your typical Road Cone orange. To me it’s more like a sweet tangerine color. And I really love it paired with the Provence night table and the Mason Jar’s blue!
We got a little rain shower yesterday evening and the heat finally broke. I cut up some fruit, poured myself a cold glass of good wine and took it out front to enjoy the new space.
Here’s the breakdown
First, I shopped my house
I already had the two wicker chairs (I got them at the end of the Summer last year on clearence but they still have them) three old pillows, silver tray, Mason jars, little silver pitcher, paint and the ottoman
Second, I got the night table for $15 at Goodwill. I bought 3 yards of fabric at $4.99 per yard to make three pillow covers. I also used it to slipcover the ottoman. I used the entire two yards of the Tangerine Ikat on the two large pillows and the ottoman.
I still have over half of this stripe and paisley fabric left over. I picked the lilies from the side of the road. They grow wild here.
In a nutshell, I spent about $30 and about two hours on something I will enjoy all Summer.
Not bad at all.
And when I get tired of the colors, I can re-do the entire thing. Like I could see this same arrangement in red, white & blue. Or black, white & lime!
I’ll be back next week to show you how I slipcovered that ottoman.
It’s super easy!