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!

Linking this post up with:
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.makingtheworldcuter.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!
    Best,
    Gloria

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

    Have a lovely weekend.

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

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

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  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!

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