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 porch..now that the sun is back.


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

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

After:

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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1 comment:

  1. It looks lovely Holly! I wouldn't mind sipping tea there ;)
    We are enjoying a little bit of sun here in Scotland and we're hoping for warm and looong summer (it's usually very rainy here).Your dog looks super pleased with the makeover :)
    I hope you'll find the time to link up with us this week:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/06/idea-box-thursday-link-party-14.html

    Hugs,
    Mila

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