Friday, April 1, 2011

Fixin' Up the Front Porch Friday :-)

First week back from Spring Break is always a tough one for a teacher.  
Yep.  That's about all I've got to say about that ...
But the good news: now it's April, and that means June is only two months away!  Yahoo!!!

I'm jumping the gun a little bit (for Oregon, anyway) - and attempting to get ready for front-porch-sittin' weather.  

Until last week ... THIS is what was sittin' on MY front porch: 
(Purchased from an antique sale for $25.)
 Yikes.  Kinda scary.  It's been waiting patiently for a little sprucing up ...

...and a can of turquoise paint did the trick!  I painted her up and roughed up the edges a little bit ...

 ...and then added a few other details.
(A "hidden" Easter egg!)
And THEN ... I painted the boring white rocking chairs that used to (blend in with my white house) and sit, lifeless on the front porch next to the sad-looking trunk.  Yep ... the same ones you can buy at just about any home improvement store for $100.00.  But with a little bit of "Colonial Red" paint ... WOW!
 And a beautiful pillow (made by Joy!) with perfectly complimenting fabrics (she sells fabric on ebay - look for silverquilts!)

SO much better, don't you think!?
I love paint.  (notice I didn't say painting)
Nothin' like a pop of color to liven up a space and make you wanna spend time there!
Now if the weather would just cooperate around here....

HaPPy wEekeNd tO YoU!  Go out and paint something!

P.S.  That trunk isn't the only thing that got slapped with the turquoise paint last week ... stay tuned!
P.P.S.  Little Lucy Lu now has FIFTY(+) followers!  I just want to thank you awesome peeps for following me!  I know it's a silly thing to be excited about ... but I'm EXCITED! :-)


  1. I LOVE the teal/red combo you've got goin on! Your post is motivating me to do something about my own front porch!

  2. Oh that trunk is just the coolest thing ever!! I LOVE turquoise! ;) AND RED! Two of my very favorite colors...good job! You go are really getting awesome at this blogging thing! ;)

  3. Thanks, gals! I appreciate the comments LOTS!

  4. Beautiful vingette! I love that teal color on the truck and the red rocking chair is divine!! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I have red rocking chairs on my porch too. Love the trunk in turquoise. I'm slightly obsessed with turquoise and yellow these days. I have quite a few things ready for paint once it warms up a bit. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  6. You need to come to my house and see my turquoise project!

  7. I love the vintage look and your photos! Hopefully I can do that one day...

  8. Hello there~
    Just stopping by via Tackle it Tuesday!
    LOVE what you did with the furniture. I'm in the middle of doing our front porch too.

    What a cute blog you have here. Looking forward to following along.

    www.thenotsoperfecthousewife &

  9. That looks so nice and cozy. I like your front porch. Your newest follower...Hope you can visit me soon.

  10. Wow, gorgeous! I would love to have a porch, especially here in the Pacific NW where I could rock in a rocking chair, sip coffee, watch the rain and listen to the tree frogs. Ah, bliss!

  11. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This chest makes your front porch look fab and super inviting! You are one talented woman who has definitely got a creative flair that I envy! Thanks for creating such an awesome blog full of inspiration.

  12. I missed this post!! I LOVE the chair and trunk. So adorable.

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