A place to sit – front porch style

I was spoiled in our last house.  Spoiled.

We had a beautiful, beautiful front porch.

We have a very nice front porch in this home too…although the floor needs replaced! 

I have been waiting for the front porch  to “come together”
3 years later…it has arrived! (except the floor)

I’ve had these very sturdy, very comfortable, very ugly pieces on the porch.  I was so excited to pick them up for $30 at a flea store (not big enough to be a market, too dirty to be antique). 
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I questioned my vision and tried to sell them in a garage sale, but others must have questioned my vision also – they did not sell.

I finally listened to my neighbor who has been a believer of the vision from the beginning and painted the chairs (in the dark.)

Getting better, but not sold….so I left the chaise red.
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Over the winter, I bought fabric to make a cover for the cushions (the cushions are very sturdy…you can’t buy them like that anymore!) Sewing is a good winter project. 

I instead stayed up late sewing on a beautiful spring day.

I also painted the chaise, but I will leave the table red for my own whimsical pleasure…(and to drive the neighbor crazy!)
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She was right though…it was very easy to sew!!

And it looks really great!!! 

To sew these…I just laid the cushion on the fabric folded it over. Cut the fabric and sewed a giant pillow case.
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Moral of the story:  If you wait long enough for it to “come together”…magic happens…the magic is lo-v-ing what you already have!!!

Do you l-o-ve my palm planter??
Look for more secrets on this coming soon!!!

Cost of 2 chairs, 1 chaise lounge and side table - $30
Cost of fabric – 2.5 yards $8 (HUGE SALE!!!)

Now I must go and nap on my front porch!
Before I do though…remember to come by
DirtyHands, BeautifulLife next Wednesday for my first
Shop Your House party….
Linking to…
Beyond The Picket Fence


Always Nesting


Anonymous said...

I would love for you to link this post to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I actually stopped by to tell you that I have featured your upcoming party on my right-hand side bar. Now come on over and join the Bragfest!

Julie Harward said...

WOO HOO...This all turned out just right didn't it...it looks really nice and gave me ideas for my poor sad deck furniture..thanks! :D

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

This is so sweet. What a transformation. I'm visiting from the POPP where I madeover a chair as well. Feel free to stop by my blog and check it out. I'd love your thoughts.
The Painted Hive

mbkatc230 said...

Great transformation! I wish that we had a big front porch, this looks so inviting. Great job on the cushion cover, it's perfect. Kathy

Katie said...

I absolutely love that you love to spend time on your front porch. Now that is a lost past time! Having no front porch on my house but beautiful potential for one, I am in my dreaming phase. When I see my vision through we can raise our sweet tea and say "Here is to front porch living!" Cheers!

Stacey said...

Looks pretty and very welcoming!

Anonymous said...

The chaise turned out wonderful! I love the paint color and cover. I love shopping my home and reusing my "stuff." Thanks so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the fun.

Looking forward to your Shop Your House party. Woo Hoo!

Liz said...

Very pretty! =) ~Liz

Anonymous said...

Love the outcome of this project! Thank you for linking!!!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Your front porch looks great! It must be so nice to sit out there. I'm not sure I'd ever get up from that chaise.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

There's nothing like relaxing on a porch and yours is beautiful!

Denise said...

Looks great:-) I've been prettying up my porch too, unfortunately my chairs aren't as comfy as yours, I bought them because they're heavy and won't blow away in the wind!!

Anonymous said...

Thats my kind of sewing project! Your porch looks so cute and cozy!

Grannys Attic said...

You did a great job and I love the colors with the red.
Blessings, Vicky

Crystal said...

Your chair does look great with that cushion! You did really well!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

It is a good thing they didn't sell--I love it and would lounge there as much as possible. The fabric choice was great! Thanks for sharing.

Its So Very Cheri said...

They look great. I think they would be darling with a glaze over them or crackle paint


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