I hemmed and hawed about my front porch. The cement is so badly stained and I just haven’t decided what to do. Should I paint or should I clean it with some type of harsh chemical to get it looking new. In any event, my hopes were to get it to look as pleasing as the ones I posted in my “Porch Dreaming” post. But that’s later to decide, because summer is here and I need to spend some time on it, ..so in the meantime I decided to perk it up. FIrst, I needed to wash the siding.. so 2 hours later with a bucket of bleach & water I washed it.. and suprisingly it came pretty good. I started with the Off My Rocker chairs.
I found this chalkboard frame and decided to use it as a “Welcome Sign”
Next came time to dress it up with plants. I had this vintage crate and decided to use it as a planter, so I outlined it with plastic bags to protect the wood. Placed it on top of a folding seat and it becomes a pretty little showpiece for the plants.
Used a thrift store find table ($3.00) for some additional plants
The sedum planted in the chair added some additional color. Since I had so many in the garden, I just dug some up and placed them in the pot last year,
I picked up this vintage wrought iron candle holder for $5.00 at a flea market and it became a planter instead
So, in the meantime, until I decide to paint, I think my little “perks” made a big diffence to the look of the porch. So, if you’re ever in my area just know that guests are always