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Friday, May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 Porch Refresh for under $40

Our front porch needed a major upgrade for Spring, but since I am 3 months postpartum with our second child, budget and time were both things that I had to keep in mind when choosing what I was going to do. Spray paint has always been a tried and true way to give something a facelift for not very much money so I decided to spray paint our Sling Patio Chairs which were looking very dingy and faded. I was skeptical at first because I was worried it may transfer to clothing or not turn out well because of the chairs texture, but after a lot of research I decided to go for it and I'm so happy with how it turned out!

I used Rust-oleum Hammered in Black. I gave the chairs a good wipe down and dry and then only needed one coat to get a beautiful black finish.
Rust-oleum Hammered (Black) - $6.79

Before & After

I decided to go with a black and white theme and incorporate the classic buffalo checker plaid. Our house is brown so having black on top of brown may not be everyones taste, but I love the contrast it gives and that it goes against the grain. I already had pillows, so I researched Amazon and found some great outdoor pillow covers which also saved money since most pillows cost at least $30 each.

Buffalo Checker Outdoor Pillow Covers - $10.69
Once I was finished, I realized it would look even better if I spray painted the table that sits in between our chairs too... this always seems to happen when I change things up. I always find one more thing to fix. Anyone else? 

Last but not least I added a black and white checker rug underneath our "Home Sweet Home" mat and fixed up a door sign by painting it white and then tracing our house numbers in black. I am SO SO happy with how it turned out. Simple and small fixes really made the world of a difference. Spray paint can fix anything in my opinion. Next year, I'd like to add a few planters and flowers, but we'll stick with low maintenance for this year. Thankfully I finished this project just in time for our porch pictures to document life at home during this quarantine. Let me know what you think! 
Black & White Checker Rug - $19.99 

What is your favorite way to refresh your outdoor spaces for Spring?

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