Monday, May 9, 2011

Porch Spruce Up

I have taken a pretty big interest in plants and sprucing up my back and front porches this spring season.  Yard work and plants are a love/hate relationship with me.  Plants make everything look esthetically pleasing to the eye; however, I do not have a green thumb . .  . trying to get there.  I really dislike mowing the yard too but I love to edge! I know, it’s crazy!  Here is what I have been working on.


THE BACK PORCH
PORCH7 copy
PORCH11
I have to have pillows.  I am one of those crazy pillow people!
I found this bench in Round Top for a steal and then I made the bench pad & pillows.
I have two single chairs that I found at Sam’s last year.

PORCH2 copy
PORCH8 copy
I am debating on rather or not I should get more of these planters. 
I think I want one for the front porch railing too!

PORCH12 copyPORCH13 copy

THE FRONT PORCH
PORCH5 copy
Clean, simple with a touch of jazzyness . . . Totally my personality.

PORCH3 copy
I had several small flower pots out front but I wasn’t feeling it with them.  I really feel like this planter gives me that statement that I am looking for with out looking cluttered.  I actually grew those caladiums from bulbs and the azaleas (I think that is what they are.) in front are from seeds! I am so proud of myself.

PORCH22 copyPORCH23 copy

PORCH15 copy

16 comments:

Coffee and a Mop said...

Pretty!!!

Jocelyn said...

Love.............makes you want to come and sit a spell!!!

Have a great week!!!

Elle Belles Bows said...

I am having some serious back porch envy! Looks great and also has inspired me to spruce ours up!! Love the pillows!

Kerri

MessyMissy said...

I am very jealous of your bench and pillows in particular. LOVE the fabric you used!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-12.html

Kara said...

What a great spruce up! Well, minus the Texas gnome. If he was a Gator, he'd be a whole lot cuter!!

Hope your'e doing well!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

It's easy to see you love working and being outdoors. All your porch things are lovely, but I really like that big pot of flowers in the last picture!

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

You've really found some great items on sale - I'm jealous for your bench :) The pillows are so gorgeous! You're doing good with the green thumb thing, I also suffer but like you, I'm trying. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mary @ Redo 101

CreationsForEleanor said...

I love it! I did some vinyl on pots for teachers and want to try it on mine. Jealous of your cement...I am a bit tired of scraping and repainting:) Your pillows are fabulous, that is what I have left to do. Thanks again!

April said...

Love those pillows! Great job!

Stephanie @ Home said...

I love your new pillows! I hope you enjoy your outdoor space this summer and good luck with the plants :)

Kadie said...

I am loving your gnome!! I wonder if they make them in UT get up. My hubby would kill me if I came home with a A&M anything!!! Your flowers look gorgeous! Looks like you have a green thumb to me.

Kadie @ Seven Alive

Life in Rehab said...

The yard's lookin' really good! Oh, and I love the HOWDY planter!

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Lorrie said...

Lorrie@ The Victorian Rabbit Said...I love your site. Your gardening projects and fancy pillow are great. I'am your newest follower

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Lovely back porch!

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful would love for you to link it to http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/ party starts tonight!

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