Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back Porch Spruce Up

I have been working this week to spruce up our back covered porch.  It is a great place to sit when the weather is warm, even if it is raining.  Things had become a little cluttered and not so pretty. 
I took some pictures of how it looked before I started.

Our blue bench was there but no cushions to make it comfy.
The old dog bed and worn out rug just outside the door.

The potting bench and refrigerator/table were kind of cluttered

These chairs that sit beside our refrigerator/table were in need of spray paint and cushions

I took the chairs out and spray painted them white and made little round cushions for the seats.

And here is our blue bench with a new cushion and pillows made from fabric I bought last summer.  I decided to spray all of the new cushions with scotchguard to help keep them looking clean longer.

I think I will paint something on the rug, at least the idea will be added to my ever present list.

I just potted the flowers so I am sure that the pots will fill in.

I removed the dog bed and have a new rug, on the right.  We will cover the refrigerator/table
 when we want to serve a cozy meal outside.

A close up of the top of the potting bench

The view of the porch when coming into the back yard.

The potting bench is a little more organized, I still have a few annuals on the top to get planted and the gray tub is full of our very important bird seed.  The birds love to visit our back yard.

Now I want to show you a few pictures of some of what we see when we sit on our now cozy bench or metal chairs on our
back porch.

Our leaf water fountain

A bird at the umbrella feeder, it is raining

I just planted the long planter under the "window"

More birds enjoying their breakfast in the rain

I am thankful for such a pleasant and now cozy place to sit and relax.  It is one of the blessings from our own little nest.

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  1. You have made some great changes in freshening up your porch. I really like all the pretty fabrics and that blue bench. I filled most of our plant pots this weekend and am looking forward to the plants filling out soon too.

  2. Very nice job on the sprucing up. I love the views of what you get to see, too. :)


  3. Oh thank you Sherry!I LOVED this post. Your patio is wonderful, you did such a great spruce up on it, and your garden is AMAZING. I LOVE your leaf water fountain. This was so much fun to see tonight!!
    love katrina

  4. Oh, what a lovely porch. I love all the things you've done to make it look fabulous. You have a beautiful garden too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Sherry, This porch looks wonderful. Love the seating area!

  6. What a lovely back yard you have and your porch look slike it's ready for you to sit out there and enjoy it all. I really like your potting bench (not that I like to pot plants or garden) - did you make it or buy it like that - very cute. Thanks for visiting Pandora's Box! patti

  7. Sherry.. seriously?! I love this! I love how you decide to spruce something up and it looks totally spruced up!! Such an inspiration for me, thank you! :)

  8. Great job on the porch and your yard. I love the blue material you used on the furniture. Maybe we can see a tablescape on the porch one day. Thanks for visiting. Stop by anytime.

  9. You did some great things on your porch. I love that shade of blue that you painted on the bench - so fresh and crisp. Thanks for stopping by my site. Linda

  10. I love the colorful cushions, they make a perfect addition to a cute porch area!

  11. Seriously I think you are brilliant. I am not a fan of blue but I love the shade you chose. The umbrella over the bird it. The leaf water it. We have rhubarb leaves at our cabin and I have been bugging my husband for years to make me one. May I steal your photo to show him? Promise I won't use it on a blog or anywhere else. How did you connect it all? Did I mention that I love it?

  12. Don't you just love what spray paint can do! Love the colors -especially love your potting bench! Looks like a very lovely place to spend the day outdoors!

  13. YOU are amazing!
    I LOVE how you painted the bench and chairs and added the looks perfect!
    And the color combos are great.
    My favorite thing is the "Faith" rock on top of your potting bench with the bird on it...adorable :)
    Maybe you should have a BBQ now! :)

  14. Can I come sit with you on the porch and we have tea and scones?
    I love the umbrella for the birds- how sweet--we too, love out birdie friends!
    What pretty fabric, too and the fountain is refreshing- I have a "new" fountain, too, that I found by the road! :)
    SO happy to meet another sister in Christ- I can learn a lot from you!
    I got your entries for the birdcage, by the way!
    I am your new friend, now, too!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

  15. Hi Sherry!
    What a beautiful, inviting space! I love it. :-)

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  16. Hello beautiful Sherry!
    Thanks so much for stopping by our sparkly little home! That umbrella feeder is just too much girl!!!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  17. What a beautiful porch!!!

    Thank you so much for joining my blog. I have so enjoyed visiting yours and have become your newest follower. I'm so looking forward to visiting with you!!