Hi Friends! Today I’m sharing how I squeezed at least one more season out of my old and faded, porch decor!
Let’s start here:
How sad is this? This is one of two planters like this. They were both faded, but this one had a big crack in the side as well.
As I was gearing up for my Summer Home Tour, I really wanted to freshen up my entry area.
I decided to start by freshening up these two planters with a little paint and…sisal rope!
They really do look so fresh and new, right?
I love the sisal rope detail. It fit perfectly in this band in the planters:
I purchased the rope ages ago, but I think I found it at the Home Depot.
To freshen these babies up, I started by washing them well with dawn dish detergent and warm water.
After they were completely dry, I spray primed them…
Then gave them two to three coats of Heirloom White in satin…
I attached the sisal rope with hot glue to start, then added a daub of glue here and there as I wrapped it around the planter.
And tada…so simple!
The mate to this one sits on the other side of the steps:
They look so pretty on either side.
Next I freshened up this guy:
I used the same primer and paint, then sanded the details just a bit. Much better!
I purchased these flowers from my local nursery. They are always huge!
I was really all about updating for as little money (and time) as possible this year.
Finally, I redid this little rusty lantern…definitely the saddest of them all. My hubby was going to throw it away! (And I almost let him!)
A coat of Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze saved its life!
I removed the glass first of course as well as the old candle. It unscrewed from the bottom.
I replaced it with another candle I already had and layered the bottom with a few shells:
It looks like new again! To think my hubby almost threw it away!
My entry looks so fresh and inviting now…
The door and the frame, and the double doors all started out the same color, but have definitely worn in different ways. Figuring that out is my Hubby’s job this Summer!
I made the shell wreath you see on the door recently also:
I pulled the color for the planters from the starfish.
You can see my Summer Home Tour here if you missed it:
Here is the view of my courtyard area from my front door:
That little bistro set to the right got a new coat of Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze just before I shared my Christmas Courtyard.
The settee is next on my list! The cushions are definitely ready for a new outdoor cushion covers, and I have enough oil-rubbed bronze spray paint left for the frame!
These simple updates are perfect for out Get Your DIY On theme for June…Outdoor Décor!
If you’re a newer follower, I host a monthly link party with four other fabulous ladies, on the first Sunday of each month. Each month has a theme and we invite other bloggers to add their projects to our party, creating a ton of inspiration for you!
Here’s what my awesome co-hosts created for this month’s theme:
Coastal Summer Wreath by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
DIY Nautical Rope Outdoor Coasters by Krista at The Happy Housie
Summer Deck Refresh by April at House by Hoff
Mason Jar Summer Décor by Mandy at The Hankful House
The party fun starts this Sunday, June 7th, at 7:00pm EST.
Bloggers, we want to see what you’ve been busy with outdoors, so we can inspire our readers!
How about you guys? Got any sad outdoor pieces that could use a little updating?
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at some of these great parties:
Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed