Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A quick porch re-do

August is the month in Arizona when pretty much everyone {besides the mister- he LOVEs the heat} is completely, totally and utterly DONE with the heat. So, so done. So done, all I can think about is, 'why do we live here?' ... 'San Diego isn't that expensive, is it?' ... 'I think I am insane.' ... 'Where is the ice cream?' ... 'Why are my pants so tight?!'...So, to totally screw with myself, I decided to do a once-over on my sad little neglectarino porch that has been sitting dusty and desolate all summer. Because, for real? Its going to be at least 2 months before anyone is actually enjoying sitting out here again.... BUT I adore the way it turned out and am pleased to say in total I spent less than $35! And very minimal effort...
porch makeover
I bought these adirondack chairs at our last community yard sale for $10 each. I used leftover paint from my bedroom dresser makeover of last summer and I LOVE them :) Best part? Painting helps minimize the splinter-in-yer-butt factor these chairs used to have. The nightstand side table was a free with purchase item on my last craigslist find {hutch for fabric storage}. I just love free.


goodwill_lamp_makeover
The lamp was a mere $2.50 at Goodwill half priced weekend. It was a god awful wood and brass, but nothing a little spray paint couldn't clean right up. The shade was one I had in the garage- the scale is a little off, but I didn't want to buy a brand new shade to put outside so it will have to do...

painted_chevron_pillow


I made this chevron fabric out of spray paint, painters tape and a painters drop cloth and just recovered an old, faded pillow. {the pink Flea Market Fancy pillow is a leftover decoration from Camden's grad party}

target_towel_pillow_slipcover
I made this slipcover out of a kitchen towel from Target. I think it was the biggest splurge, at $3.99.  

I just love the way it turned out. Now, if only the weather will cooperate!



3 comments:

Spendy Wendy said...

Ok... now that is the CUTEST porch makeover EVER! Now... come do mine!

Erin said...

You are so dang crafty -- I love it! And I LOVE the color of the chairs.

Jen said...

Thanks, friends :) @erin- I wanna marry that color, I love it so much! I'll invite you to the wedding :)

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