Porch Makeover Reveal and RRR Linky Party

Let’s take care of some unfinished business before we take care of some new business…

We’ve been preparing for our first Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal linky party by working on a project ourselves…spicing up the front entry for Whitney’s mom using Whitney’s yellow and jade mood board as inspiration.
porch mood board
And as a reminder, here’s what the porch looked like before we bombarded my in-laws with a visit:
porch before

Phase 1
We started off by making the biggest change to the front door. Some say yellow’s a bold choice, but it was one of the best places to bring in a big pop of color and brighten up the entire porch. It’s probably our favorite part about this whole transformation. We also modified an Ikea mat with a little tape and jade spray paint here.
yellow front door
The cost of phase one put Grandma Coco back $15 for the quart of paint and $15 for the mat. The labor only cost her a week’s worth of feeding our kids clementines and jelly bellies.

Phase 2
We used existing materials and some paint to put together the chevron planter, the side table, and snake planter.
chevron planter
The bench got it’s share of spray paint and we refinished the cushion with some ikat fabric that held the key to our color scheme.
ikat bench
Phase two used only $12 of the fabric and thread, $3 of button covers, $6 in spray paint, but cost 7 nights of listening to us watch movies on their awesomely huge TV until the wee morning hours while they tried to get some shut eye.

Phase 3
The Ikea Skurar hanging planters were originally part of the design, but after purchase, we realized they would have to be modified if we expected the plants to survive any length of time. With a nail and hammer I simply put a hole in the bottom of the vessels to allow for drainage.
ikea skurar
Then, to ensure the hole wouldn’t clog up with dirt I added a few lava rocks at the bottom before filling it up with soil.
ikea planter
The planters hang at different heights in the corner and do a nice job of adding interest, especially with the long vines hanging down.
hanging planter
Phase three cost $15 for all three planters, but we raided the ivy from her garden – I guess that’s the price you pay when you invite us to stay over…

Transformation Complete
So what do you think of the porch now? It’s amazing what a little color will do for a drab little porch eh?
porch reveal

Now it’s your turn. Link up your transformation projects – and since this is our first party, feel free to link up as many personal reveals as you’d like – it’ll all be fresh and new here.

Let’s get the party started!

Since we’re not big fans of rules, here are some suggested “guidelines” and some general information for the Repurpose, Remodel, Reveal party:

  • Please link up your transformations only.
  • We’ll be looking for project reveals, repurposing, remodels, decorating, furniture transformation etc., so please no food, linky parties, giveaways, etsy shops etc.
  • We’ll announce the “reader’s choice” based on votes/clicks and our personal favorites next Friday.
  • Feel free to grab a button, link back, or follow us in some capacity, it helps everyone know we’re party animals over here.

We’ll host this party the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month with features the 2nd and 4th Friday, so get working on your next project!

When you're done here, you've got to check out the raging party happening with not just one but nine awesome sites. They're doing a special link party called "What do you want your blog to be when it grows up?"

Thanks for linking up, we're excited to look through your projects!


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  1. Your porch looks beautiful! I love the transformation. Thank you for inviting me to link up.


  2. I’m in. I’m linked. I’m so very digging the porch transformation you made for your mom Whitney!



    P.S. How exciting is this? I’ll be checking back throughout the day to see all your linkies and visiting your linkers …

  3. The porch looks oh so much better! I need to getmesome of those planters. They fit my budget!

    • It’s funny, but we wanted to do something much bigger – new pavers etc, but simple changes made a really big difference!

  4. Thanks for letting me know about RRR! I’m all linked up!

  5. Thanks for inviting me over.

  6. Awesome blossom! You guys rock! Thanks for hosting and I am going back to give you a shout out on my blog and facebook :)

    Have an incredibly blessed day!

    PS Oh…..I almost forgot. Your mom’s porch looks wonderful :)

  7. LOVE!!! The chevron planter is amazing, and that’s a great fabric choice for the bench cushion. I want to go to there. Thanks for hosting too!

  8. Looks great, what did mama say when she saw it?


  9. I loe how it turned out! I linked up my bedroom art project; have a great weekend!

  10. It looks great! I love the pops of color! Thanks for hosting :)

  11. Amazing porch transformation! It is so fresh and fun now.
    Thanks for the invite.

  12. Wow! The transformation is AMAZING! I love the color palette and the door is fabulous! I know your parents/inlaws must be so pleased with the transformation. Thank you for inviting me over to the party, I’m all linked up and just shared the party launch on our Facebook Page. Also just added y’all to our blog roll…how did we miss that before?!?! We love everything y’all do!


  13. Thanks so much for inviting me! I love your site and all of the great links!

  14. What a fantastic porch makeover, I can imagine myself sitting there with a big mug of coffee. Love the pops of color. Thanks for hosting the re purpose, remodel reveal party. I have so many projects that I could have shared but I didn’t want to swamp your party, I linked up 5 ( hope that is ok!) and I have also added your blog to my sidebar

  15. Fantastic makeover on your porch!! I’m all linked up with my cottage bathroom makeover! Thanks for hosting!

  16. Such a fun porch makeover, love the yellow door and chevron flower box, simple but full of impact! Thanks for hosting the party, I’d love to join!

  17. So happy for you guys and the wonderful turn out on your first party! Woot woot!

    I’m trying to link up but it won’t go to the “select and crop your image page”. Hmmm maybe it’s cause I’m at work.

    I’ll link up tonight when I get home!

  18. I can’t even begin to describe how much I love the yellow on the door! Brilliant!

  19. Woo Hoo! to your first party!! So happy to be all linked up. And, congrats on the porch makeover, it came together so great!

  20. Thanks SO much for inviting me to link up over here, I am glad you did for a few reasons.. I have now found a new blog to LOVE!!
    Thanks SO much!!

  21. Love Love the porch!! What a FUN party! I’m a new follower:-)

  22. Thanks for the party invite! Your blog is so cute and I loved your porch makeover!
    xo, Becca

  23. amazing transformation

  24. amazing transformation! looks great!

  25. I love what you did with the porch. It’s so fresh and modern. Thank you so much for the invite. I will definitely be hooking up for the next renovation party. Looks like it was a huge success. Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Lynn @thevintagnest

  26. This is a great make-over! Truly adds impact and yet keeps to a family home that has been loved for years. Thanks for having a new linky party! I love your blog. I had Julie at Deluxe-Designs do mine as well. Thanks for all your great ideas and projects. You two are great! xoxo, cami

  27. Love your new porch! Great colors! Thanks for hosting! Newest follower.

  28. Congrats on your first party! Looks like it’s a rousing success! And I love the porch transformation – tell your mom she has one amazing son-in-law & daughter!

    Taking a pass on linking until my blog transfer is complete – but I won’t be tardy for the next party!

  29. LOVE your front porch. Oh my goodness it’s so cute. I have a yellow door too. I think you just convinced me it’s time to spruce up the rest of my porch!

  30. I failed to get my project done to link up. Half way there. So I’m just gonna visit some of the ones that did link up and hopefully be ready for the next RooHen linky.


  31. LOVE the front porch – it’s so colourful & cheery :- ) The yellow door was a great call, and it ties in nicely with the yellow & white chevron pattern on the planter.

    I just launched a new blog today, so I don’t have a project to share in your linky party yet. Although I suppose I could share a couple of projects from my old blog… hope that’s OK.

  32. The porch looks so Inviting…I could sit and stay awhile…
    Some Sweet Tea and good conversation..Thanks for sharing.


  33. The yellow door is AWESOME! Great choice!!!

  34. Thanks for the new linky party. There can never be too many parties!

  35. Yayyyy!!!!!! Your first party!!! And a pretty porch project! I am inspired and excited to be linking up….. (even though it isn’t a new project from this week…. I hope that is okay?!) Anyways—again YayyYYYYY!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  36. Thanks for inviting me to party here!!! I appreciate you hosting this…and your porch transformation is superb!!
    I’m off to check out the other links!!


  37. Hi! Your porch transformation is amazing :) Thanks so much for hosting this linky party and I am now following through linky followers. I would love it if you could visit my site and maybe follow me too. Thanks again :)
    Cas x

  38. Fun party! I looove your yellow front door. :) Thanks for hosting!

  39. Your porch turned out so beautiful and happy! Your parents must be thrilled!

  40. Love this porch! I’m going to try to link my latest!

  41. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your transformation!
    Yellow is such a happy colour and immediately makes the porch look welcoming! I don’t think you could have picked a better colour!!!
    AND, those Chevron planters… SUPER CUTE!!!

    Sally from Frills & Fun

  42. that is one seriously peppy porch! It looks great you guys!
    And congrats on the success of your first link party – you have a lot of great entry’s there!

  43. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

    Your porch transformation is fabulous and I love the colors you chose!

    I’m now following back through Linky!
    Have a great day!

  44. I’m so jealous of your beautiful porch! Thanks for hosting a great party!


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