My mom’s porch mini-makeover is underway now that we have the front door painted a lovely shade of yellow. Already the space is much brighter and welcoming than before so we’re moving on to the next projects – adding pattern and interest – and it’s coming straight from the mood board.
My mom’s window box is a fun accent to the house, so it’ll stay, but I need to add more color to the area so I’ve settled on a chevron pattern. It should be a fairly straightforward project since I’m making it by first putting on painter’s tape.
I’m half tempted to just leave up the blue tape since it’s kind of cool, but I’m determined to stick to my mood board.
Then I use the leftover paint from the door and roll it right over my tape.
The final outcome is a great complement to the door that brings in a modern flare.
We continue on our journey of adding pattern as we finally turn our attention to the white bench with it’s dreary seat pad that’s long since had the color sucked out of it by the sun.
While we didn’t mind the white on the actual bench itself, the purpose is to introduce more color into the porch, so I sprayed it with a jade colored paint.
The makeover continued as we move from bench to seat cushion. Thank goodness it hadn’t been weathered beyond use. The stuffing still held together fine, even it looked like it had seen better days. The ikat fabric we picked out is called Kaufmann Nadia in Green Tea. It really brings in all the colors of the mood board into a cohesive design. Plus with a little Scotch Guard it’ll be just dandy outside.
The sew job was a quick one – we simply roughed out the shape of the seat and sewed a cover to go right over it. I hand stitched the end (after stuffing the whole thing inside) and added eight self-cover button covers to finish up the project and tighten up the seat.
We then found ourselves in desperate need of a small table to go along side the bench, but without much of a budget left we had to be extra resourceful. Dustin found a white wood planter box that wasn’t being used and my mother found a piece of table glass. Wouldn’t you know it, it made the perfect end table, especially after the addition of a potted plant!
And finally, we solved the hose-that-looks-like-a-snake problem by winding it in a large planter that wasn’t being used for anything. I really like the pots and planters we used have that rustic aged look, it really keeps with the style of the house.
Anxious to see what it all looks like together? We’ll be debuting the final shots of this whirlwind project at Friday’s Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal linky party. What will you be linking up?
Update: We finished up the project and you can view it here!