Here are a few pictures of my spring porch makeover. I just completed it today. What a gorgeous day to be outside working on my front porch. My hands are absolutely covered with yellow paint even after several thorough washings. It looks like I’ll be sporting yellow hands at work tomorrow.
My inspiration for this project was the adorable tulip themed rug from Grandinroad.com; I couldn’t resist those bright colors. I purchased the pillows, chair cushions, and accessories at Pier1Imports. The white bistro table is from Target. It will make a fine place to sip a cup of coffee or work on the computer. I purchased the flowers for the wreath at Michael’s Craft Store; the orange polka-dotted flowers and ribbon were too fun to pass up.
It took me three days to complete this project–one day of shopping and two days of painting.
I painted the walls in this beach-themed guest room Tropical Cabana and chose Pink Cherub for the ceiling; both colors are by Benjamin Moore paints. The tropical bedspread, grass bedskirt, and pillows are from Target. The dressers are from Ikea. The mirror on the dresser is an old window I found at an antique shop and had fitted with mirrors. The beach-themed accessories are from Pier1 Imports. This room brings back lots of fond memories of summers spent at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with my family.
Next up on the tour is a hot pink and yellow guest room. It’s another colorful beach-inspired room that was a lot of fun to decorate.
I’ve been on an aqua kick for the past several years and I’ve used it liberally throughout my house. It’s such a fresh, restful color, and I can’t get enough of it. I tend to use it in rooms where I like to relax and unwind, like my family room and bedroom.
Here are a few pictures of my family room. The wall color is Forget Me Not by Benjamin Moore Paints. The ceiling color is Windmill Wings, also by Benjamin Moore. The seagrass couch and ottoman are from Pottery Barn. The indoor/outdoor rug is from Ballard Designs. The wicker chairs are from Pier1 Imports. The entertainment center, bookcases, coffee table, and end tables are from JCPenny. The blue and green vases are from Crate and Barrel. The mirror above the fireplace is an old church window that I bought at an antique store and had fitted with mirrors. I liked the old, chipped paint so I left it undisturbed. Come to think of it, that mirror may be the only thing that I haven’t taken a paint brush to. Well, there’s always tomorrow.
Coming up tomorrow on the tour–my aqua bedroom.