Summer Porch Transformation
I hope all of my American readers had a fantastic Memorial Day! Our long weekend fell a week ago and it made me realize – It’s basically summer time! When the heck did that happen? My front porch was looking pretty pathetic so I decided to spruce it up a bit. Unfortunately the selection of pots and outdoor accessories I had around here was a pretty sad looking group. I don’t know if any of you have looked for pots lately but they’re crazy expensive and I haven’t even seen any I like. Thankfully the previous owners left some behind. Of course they are all mismatched, broken or just not my taste. I did however find this black one that I thought had a little bit of potential.And I had the two pots I used for my Christmas porch. I wanted to bring something to the door itself. That’s when I remembered the nasty wicker basket hanging by our back door. And just to make things even worse looking I decided to include two rusted old lantern type things in my misfit group of porch items.Two dull gold pots, a worn black pot with vines on it, a dirty wicker basket and two rusted lanterns. What a combination. I was skeptical too. Enter spray paint. All of a sudden these misfits are looking like they just jumped off the pages of an issue of Better Homes & Garden. Ok, that’s probably a stretch. But they’re looking pretty darn good if I do say so myself.This porch set up cost me approximately $10! I went through one can of white spray paint and one can of ORB spray paint. The tall black planter was kicking around the yard so I figured why not? All of the plants were taken from less than ideal locations around our yard and transplanted. Two pots got boxwoods, two got hostas and the wreath got some moss and succulents. I’m pretty happy with how it looks and I’m even happier with how cheap it was!