Front porch revamp

The front porch was starting to look pretty shabby from the street. We live in a nice neighborhood and don’t want to be “those people” so I decided to do something temporary to make it look a little nicer. Since it’s almost winter, I figured it would be fine for now and in the summer we can find some permanent stuff to put out there.

I bought and assembled and painted the adirondak chairs in 2007. They’ve been outside their whole lives so¬†were getting flakey and broken in spots. Plus the green color didn’t really look great with the new house colors. We also had an old table and a trunk that needed painting. I thought a nice bright color for contrast against the house would be good.

I also wanted a couch or a bed out there and we stumbled across this little cot one day. We had some foam from a bed in the trailer that we’re not using. I bought two painting tarps at Home Depot and washed them a few times with lots of fabric softener. I like the nubby look. I put them on the floor with the foam on top and wrapped them like a present, pinning the fabric together with safety pins on the bottom and sides. Maybe one day I’ll have them professionally covered but this is good for now.

We got some little string lights and some candles and it looks pretty cute out there now.

Our front porch looking pretty messy.

Our front porch looking pretty messy.

This little couch was cute, but sloppy with just a sheet tossed over it.

This little couch was cute, but sloppy with just a sheet tossed over it.

Getting ready to paint the furniture.

Getting ready to paint the furniture.

"After" shot of the front porch during the day.

"After" shot of the front porch during the day.

"After" shot of the front porch in the evening.

"After" shot of the front porch in the evening.