Life Love Larson: Front Stoop Addition


Friday, April 1, 2011

Front Stoop Addition

We have a sidewalk that transitions to a small stoop that leads to my front door.  I call it a "stoop" because I don't know what else to call it.  I wish I could say it was a front porch, but maybe in the next move :).   It is a flat, covered space that I have neglected and I decided it needed a little something.  Cue my moment of "what do I already have at my house that I can reuse????"...

I had always thought about adding a large, colored pot with flowers, or a cute bench, neither of which I already had.  I decided to think outside the box, so a random distressed chair (which i took from Kate's room) with some terra cotta pots surrounding it was my answer. 

I had previously painted and distressed this chair and I like the pop of white from the street.  I was going to paint out the terra cotta pots, but I actually decided I like the natural look with some colorful flowers.

The chair was a thrift find for $4 and the pots and flowers were purchased at Walmart for less than $10!  I still need to get some sort of a sealer for the chair since it will be exposed to the elements.  The more weathered and distressed the better for me, but I don't want it to get ruined! 

I decided to go with a geraniums, Texas bluebonnets (of course!), and petunias. 

Never fear, I already have a new (old) chair that I am currently making over to fill the space in Kate's room (since I snatched this one from her room).  More to come on that in a upcoming post!  I love reusing what I already have to fill up a space and make it look fresh.

Saving money and being "green"-literally!  Love it!

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  1. I like how you have repurposed your chair. The flowers look lovely and will welcome people at your door.

  2. How lovely, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas. Great blog!

  3. Love the way you've displayed the pots and the chair! Really a pretty view for your porch! Visiting from TDC's Before & After Party.

  4. Hello. How lovely the chair and flowers look! You can always put a nice piece of flowered fabric or a placemat under the pot on the seat so that the seat of the chair won't get ruined... Plus it would give a nice pop of color! But no matter, the little vignette looks great!

  5. I absolutely love your front porch vignette! Spring truly has sprung.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  6. That looks beautiful and perfect for welcoming Spring! Thanks for linking this up to Inspiration Friday! :-)

  7. It's darling- love your little chippy chair and sweet clay pots! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  8. I think this is perfect! I wish I had a large porch but I don't so I'm looking for inspiration for "upping" the game on my small porch -- this is great!