Thursday, June 4, 2015

Back Porch Nook | Simple Ideas

Hello Readers, 

With the recent drop in temperature and what seems like a we finally got our Spring showers the last 3 days, I thought it would be fitting to share what I have been up to lately on our back that the sun is back.

A few weeks ago I gave our outdoor furniture new life with the Olympic deck rescue paint. 

You can see that the wood is dry and has lost it's color.   


This product worked wonders for our teak outdoor furniture that is 8 years old.  One thick coat of "Autumn Brown" was all that it needed to bring this furniture back to life.  I could only imagine what it could do for a splintery old deck.  That's next on my list..

Instead of adding a huge amount of potted plants this year, I decided to keep things simple. A tall arborvitae in a pot for some height, a succulant centerpiece, and a simple hot pink geranium for some color.  In memory of my Grandmother that passed last year.  Geraniums were her favorite.

I also hung two peach petunia pots on the outside off the porch just for good measure.  Mostly because I could not resist the color.  If you know me, you know I am obsessed with coral and peach right now.

Some simple black and white pillows that I scored from Walmart last year gives this space the edge I was looking for.  p.s. I love black and white in an outdoor space.

 I picked up a couple of these outdoor lantern lights that I shared on Facebook recently.  

They were $22 each at a Habitat for Humanity Store and the finish and detail was just the look I wanted. 

And it wouldn't be complete without dusting off our old bird feeder. I now have a quiet little place to enjoy my tea in the morning and listen and watch the birds as they enjoy the taste of Hannah's sandwich crusts cut off from her lunch.

A great way to start the day and to show you just how beautiful life can be.  Don't mind if I do!

Someone else is enjoying the view as well.

From my House to your House, Happy Hunting!!

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