Warm weather is finally here! I moved into my lovely little Victorian duplex late last fall... in fact, the first snowfall occurred just as we moved in my last load of furniture. So I'm really excited to put my pretty little porch to use this spring and summer. I foresee some lovely summer evenings drinking beer with the boyfriend or wine with a good girlfriend who is moving into the area.
But before I do anything of the sort, my porch needs some "prettying up." It's a cute porch with its painted lady Victorian colors and details, but it lacks my personality. So Gordmans stepped in and provided me with a mini springtime shopping spree to spruce up my outdoor living space. With $50, I tackled what my porch needed most: seating and a welcome rug.
I bought two of these black patio chairs. I love that they're lightweight, making them easy to move around or bring inside. I decided to give them a coat of Krylon's "Pistachio" green spray paint. The color turned out a little lighter and not quite the right shade of yellowy green that appears on my porch, so I'll probably be searching for a new shade of spray paint. I'm thinking grass green or fuchsia. ...But for now, I dig them! Plus, they were only $20 a piece and are quite comfy to sit in.
This is my favorite Gordman's find! Up until now, I'd be using an ugly black utility-style rug. (I'm in Iowa and I didn't want to ruin a pretty rug with snow, ice, and ice salt.) I've been very eager to nab a cute little rug that adds a splash of color and welcomes me home everyday. I love the colors in this one since the gold, red, and green are saturated versions of the colors on my house. That's why I'm considering painting the chairs fuchsia now... (Too bad fuchsia spray paint is hard to find.) This rug was a great deal, coming in at around $10.
This is only the beginning of "prettying up my porch." Thanks to Gordmans' rewards points, I earned another $10 to spend there. I'll be heading to my local store this weekend to see if there's anything else begging to be put on my porch.
In the upcoming weeks, my pretty porch to-do list includes:
- Repainting the chairs to match the porch or rug better
- Buying some hanging flower baskets (and learning to keep them alive!)
- Giving the porch a good spring cleaning (the floor's a bit dirty/dusty)
- Doing some light landscaping around the front yard
- Adding a pretty outdoor rug for another pop of pattern/color
I'll be sure to keep you updated.
If you have any ideas for my porch, I'd love to hear them! :)
Do you have an outdoor living space? A balcony, porch, deck, or patio? What are your plans to pretty it up for the upcoming lovely months?
Print out the coupon below to save on stuff for your outdoor space. Then, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $25 Gordmans gift card.
I love your welcome mat! So cute! I don't have a porch but would love something like that for in front of my apartment door.
I want a figurine, two flower pots and some wind chimes.
I love that welcome mat! awesome!
We definitely need to spruce up our back porch. Lights...new seating...a table!!
My 100 year old house is a construction zone right now so my porch is my favorite place to be. Would love to add some finishing touches!
I want chairs and string lights for my apartment balcony!
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