I have lamented on numerous occasions about my porch envy. I desire a glorious wrap-around porch that begs for lazy afternoons and lemonade parties. Until the days of porch swings I’ll just have to make the best of what I’ve got, which isn’t spectacular. I don’t know why, but I’ve always had such a hard time decorating my front porch. I think some of the problem may be that it isn’t covered and is exposed to the elements, which here in Utah can be pretty harsh. I’ve made a goal to try really hard to liven up my porch and learn to love it.
First step; a bright yellow door!
(so far, I’m loving the first step.)
It goes like this. I’ve had two of these closet bi-fold doors sitting in our garage for about….well, a number of years. And, on occasion, I’ve had to fight to keep them. Every time we would clean out the garage Curt would want to get rid of them and I’d give the classic response “no, I’m going to use them someday.” And even though I never had an answer as to what I would do with them, I knew their time would come.
So here it is, all ugly and blue. Not to worry, paint can fix anything. After a few coats of yellow it was looking fabulous!
Next step; a fun pennant garland!
So I pulled out some fabric scraps. I cut out two triangles for each little pennant.
I put the two pieces of fabric back to back, wrong sides together, and sewed around the edge. Nothing fancy here, I left the edges raw.
Using crochet thread and a zig-zag stitch I sewed the pennants together.
Again, nothing fancy. I’m all about the easy.
And here we are! A lovely little garland.
The back of one of our dining chairs is broken so I figured the porch would be a great new home for it.
And the final step; some fun beads hanging where the nob would go!
I think I’m off to a great start! This half of the porch looks fantastic! It just needs some potted flowers as soon as it warms up a bit. The yellow door and the frame “wreath” compliment each other quite well.
This half? Uh, not so much.
I’m getting there. One step at a time, one step at a time.
I’m pretty much in love with with this!
How are you feeling about it?
Any suggestions for the other side of the porch?
Until next time….