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How I Made My Front Porch More Inviting By Adding Just A Few Touches

Sometimes you just need to refresh instead of total replacing. That is exactly what I did when I set to work on my front porch.


The cushions I had on the chairs were in bad shape. Instead of buying new cushions or for that matter new chairs for the front porch I decided to give them a face lift. It seems like every year or two I have to replace the material on these chairs so I decided that I wasn’t going to waste my time sewing new cushions when I would have to do it again next year. Instead I brought out my handy-dandy glue gun and went to work to replace the cushions. I had found some fabulous fabric at Joann’s awhile back in the clearance rack and I knew that would be my front porch. The only thing I needed to get the job done was motivation. It finally hit me about a week ago.

I took these old-looking cushions and made them into part of a welcoming spot on my front porch. Once I recovered the cushions I set to work doing some more DIY projects to add to the hospitality of my front porch. I used some washi tape and wrapped it around the two candle holders that sit on the table. I relocated an owl that my husband has made for me to the table.

lantern before facelift

 I then took on the project of repairing an old metal lantern we had that was rusted and basically looked just messed up. I sanded the metal and then spray painted it a beautiful bright red. I love the finished look of this lantern.

owl and lantern

Then I added a flower-pot that I had inside and added a beautiful plant, a royal geranium. Here is what the finished project looks like.

flower, owl, lantern and candles

And here is the entire project  before and after the redo

front porch before


finished projects

And after.

So tell me have you tackled a project around your home lately?

P.S. For more Washi Tape projects check out the iphone charger and Coasters I made.


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8 Comments on “How I Made My Front Porch More Inviting By Adding Just A Few Touches

  1. I love what you did! I think flowers always add a welcoming touch to a front porch. I usually buy and plant mine on Mother’s Day, so ours will be going out next week.

  2. I really like what you did! Very nice! I haven’t started on my outdoors yet this year and this has inspired me to get going!

  3. Love this… so cute and welcoming! What a great idea to hot glue the cushion. Your lantern turned out AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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