Monday, June 24, 2013

Front Porch Makeover #1



When we moved into our home three years ago I began a love hate relationship with the front porch. I love that we have one. I hate that it’s enclosed (not as nice to look at from the front), I love that it’s enclosed (really enjoy sitting out there in the rain), I hate the carpet (it’s really ugly), I love that it’s carpeted (the concrete underneath is a mess). Because of this battle between my ears I have had a hard time settling on a d├ęcor. I like what I have come up with so far but it’s not perfect yet.  Hence the title “Front Porch Makeover #1”…there will definitely be a #2 and I am hoping for your suggestions. So here goes (including links to various projects from the past). Enjoy!

 



Before & After



Projects and Finds...


3. Thrift store find for $3
4. Old dated lamp turned modern with spay paint


A close up pic...



Oh yea...I found this wicker rocker at a church flee market for $25.


Now, for the future porch makeover #2...here are a few inspirational pics. 
What about paining the wicker chairs green?



I love the red, white, blue and yellow.




I love the blue on the walls and especially the floor. Painting the floor is an options. Thoughts?

I think the screens are way cool and of course love the colors.

Always attracted to the simplicity of blue and white.


This is probably my favorite front porch. I think my wicker would look great in a natural color and of course I love the red.



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16 comments:

  1. I think you just answered it yourself, you love the last one! Myself, I am in a frenzy of turquoise this year, paired with red and just about any other color. I think I'd rip out the carpet you hate and paint the floor with a semi-gloss paint. YOu can always add a big rug for warmth in the winter months. I love a porch, any porch.
    Linda

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    1. I think you are right Linda...I just might go with the last one. And I love your idea of the big rug...thanks for the suggestion. Thanks for visiting too!

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  2. I think Linda is on to something, My vote is for the cool tone of the aqua. There's nothing I don't love about it. (sigh)

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    1. I love turquoise too. My favorite color scheme is red, turquoise, yellow, and white. Thanks for your suggestion and thanks for visiting.

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    2. here's the link to a post of my favorite color combo that includes turquoise...
      http://pinterest.com/pin/17662623511304384/

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  3. Love your porch and the wicker!! It is pretty inviting right now, but I do love all the different porch ideas too! I look forward to seeing what you decide! Have a great day, lori

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    1. Thanks Lori. I know what you mean about the white wicker. I love white wicker but am looking for a change. Maybe it's not changing the color of the wicker. This is so hard to decide. So appreciative of your comments. :)

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  4. Love your makeover! Looks like a great place for some R&R! Thanks for sharing your porch at the Rock N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch P.S. I like the simple blue and white! :)

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    1. Thanks D...I like the blue and white too. Blue is my favorite color but I rarely use it in my home. Hmmmm?

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  5. Love the makeover! Love how you tied in the pops of color! If you ever get tired of the carpet, maybe you could refinish the concrete and paint it.

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    1. Thanks, I have thought about painting the concrete. I think its a great idea. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Love the ideas for painting the whole space one color or even painting the chairs! Those chairs were a great deal! :)
    Thanks for much for linking up to support Habitat! Good luck and hope to see you back Thursday night. :)

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    1. Thanks Jocie and thanks for visiting.

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  7. Love your makeover! I love the aqua blue colored porch! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}! Hope you can share more of your creativity at tonight's party - 8 pm EST http://www.settingforfour.com

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    1. Thanks Heather. I agree, as blue is my fav color. See you at your party!!

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  8. Great job!! Your porch looks great. I'd love to chill there. :)

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