Making an Entrance Part III–Colorful Porch Makeover

colorful porch makeover

Hi everyone. I hope you enjoyed the long Memorial Day weekend. My brother and I spent all three days power washing and painting my front porch. It was a ton of work. Everything got a fresh coat of paint. Painting the rafters, porch pillars, railings, and all those spindles took forever but it was well worth the effort. Just look at this sparkly clean porch.

Freshly painted colorful porch makeover

Does this say welcome to my house, or what?

Purple front door

I really love my freshly painted purple front door (deep amethyst by Glidden) and chairs (grape by Rust-oleum).

Purple front door and colorful tulip bouquet

And this colorful custom-made tulip bouquet by TwoInspireYou at Etsy.com  is perfection.

Colorful porch furniture and accessories

The porch is coming together very nicely but I’m STILL waiting for the pink and white chevron rugs from Dash and Albert to arrive. Come on slow pokes, at this rate summer will be over before you know it. When companies advertise new outdoor rugs they should be ready for delivery by spring, not the fall and winter season.

Colorful porch furniture and accessories

In addition to the rugs, I still need to add some live plants and flowers, but that’s a job for next weekend. This solitary plant was all I had available for my photo shoot.

Colorful porch furniture and accessories

These gorgeous ruffled and micro-fiber pillows are indoor pillows, but I couldn’t resist the scrumptious colors and textures, and my covered porch should shield them from the elements for the most part. Sometimes you have to be creative and flexible to get the look you want. The colorful flower pots were a gift from my mom several years ago. She bought them at the local dollar store. What a find!

Enjoying a snack and a good read on my freshly painted porch

And the best part of all my hard work? Enjoying a home-made iced mocha (get the recipe here), a snack, and a good read on my comfy and colorful new porch–and meeting all the neighbors who stopped by to introduce themselves and take a peek while I worked. I hope I’ve inspired them to make the most of their outdoor spaces and banish beige wherever it’s lurking. Be gone, you drab non-color!

21 Comments on Making an Entrance Part III–Colorful Porch Makeover

  1. kellygrahamartist
    May 29, 2013 at 7:27 am (4 years ago)

    Wow it’s looking fabulous, what a wonderfully inviting spot to relax a while :)

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:29 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Kelly. I’ve been decking out my porch for 17 years now. My rocking chair is from my original porch, so it has been painted 17 times!

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  2. Francesca
    May 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Jill, you and you brother did a great job. The porch looks awesome. :-)

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:32 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Francesca. We chatted and painted all weekend long. I can always count on my brother to help me out.

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      • Francesca
        May 30, 2013 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

        Well, you are lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your brother.

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  3. Greta
    May 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks great! One of my fav’s!

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  4. Cindy D.
    May 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! Love the purple door and chairs! Love the red! Maybe a little red or green rug in front of the chairs? Really, it’s quite spectacular!

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:35 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cindy. The rugs I ordered are fuchsia and white, but I may give up on them and pick something else. Green would be awesome.

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  5. Beth Parker
    May 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE your front porch makeover, Jill! It’s amazing!! I would love to do something like that at my house. You really did a beautiful job!!!

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:35 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Beth. I’m thinking a pink porch would be perfect in Bethville.

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena. I’m enjoying all the fresh color.

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  6. apuginthekitchen
    May 30, 2013 at 12:15 am (4 years ago)

    You did an amazing job, love the colors it’s incredible really.

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    • afternoonartist
      May 30, 2013 at 3:38 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Suzanne. It was a fun makeover.

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  7. shreejacob
    May 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s SO gorgeous! I love the purple colour and how everything looks so cozy!!

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    • afternoonartist
      May 31, 2013 at 1:47 am (4 years ago)

      I am enjoying the fruits of my labor. Can’t wait to relax on the porch this weekend, but the weather is hot here this week.

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  8. pamtanzey
    May 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Very inspiring! Beautiful colors.What a wonderful porch!

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    • afternoonartist
      June 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

      Colorful and comfy–just the way I like it. My next house will have a wider porch. This one is on the narrow side, but I make the best if it.

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    • afternoonartist
      June 2, 2013 at 12:09 am (4 years ago)

      I do, too. I was wondering if my neighbors would object, but so far the comments have been positive.

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