Remember last Halloween how I totally decked out the sofa on our front porch? For those who don't feel like clicking back, it looked something like this:
Super cute right? Well, I am a bad blogger.
It's what, middle of June and I haven't done shit to my front porch? Bad Emma!
We had a bought of beautiful weather on Sunday so I went out front to assess the damage from a porch that hasn't been touched in 8 months.
It had tree sperm, dirt, random crap Brenna left on the front porch when she moved and uhh...more dirt.
Nasty. Not to mention we took all the pillows off the couch when the weather turned.
So I lugged everything in, gave the porch a good sweeping (which will have to do until we can rent the power washer...) and using fabric from my stash, made new pillows for the couch. I used the three seam pillows tutorial shown here.
I liked the way this fabric has the orange in my begonias and the blues of the house. I used plain blue fabric for the large cushions.
Also, if I was a good blogger I would have ironed them. But...they're for outside and ain't nobody got time for that.
I moved the couch from in front of the window to the far sill and it makes the front porch look HUGE. We always had the couch away from the sill to keep it dry during hard rains, but I wanted something new.
But, this also made it painfully obvious that we should have another chair to even everything out. Since I don't have another chair (well, for the front...once we build the porch swing, this bench will go out back as it matches the furniture back there) I had Nate lug the pot of flowers my mom and I made for the door over to the little nook.
I had an extra outdoor rug from World Market laying around that I put down- it's not perfect, as it's more teal than the blues that are out there, but it will certainly do for now. Our mission was to make it more pleasant without spending money.
What did you guys get done this weekend?