Monday, April 29, 2013

A Summer Ready Porch

Summers are for enjoying our porches, and I just found out it doesn't take a lot of effort or cash to get one ready for the warm days ahead. (Why didn't I do this five years ago upon moving in, that's what I'm asking myself now!)


Early Friday evening, after a quick trip to the nursery to pick up a few colorful plants, a box from Target containing my new happy red bistro set was waiting for me at the front door.



It took all of ten minutes to unpack and set up. I do love Target... and my RedCard with its 5% off all purchases and free shipping! Can't beat that.



Then it was on to potting the colorful plants that I thought would look festive alongside the bright red table and chairs. Yes, it was an exciting Friday night around our house. 



Earlier I'd taken the remaining primer and spray paint left over from the Target table update and breathed new life into an old planter I had on hand, a perfect container for the blooming lavender.



We've already enjoyed the porch a few times this weekend and I know it'll be a great spot on lazy summer days as the kids play in front of the house. Easy, fast and affordable; the best kind of home update!

16 comments :

  1. At first I thought this was an inspiration image until I saw your watermark! Love the red with the other colors, Janell!

    I love my redcard too, but it has gotten me into a lot of trouble with the hubs lol!

    I need to repot my fiddle leaf fig. It's looking terrible at the moment. Maybe I'll pick up some pretty plants:)

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  2. Your bistro set is fabulous, love the red and what wonderful flowers too. Hugs, Marty

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  3. It looks so pretty, Janell! I love the red of that little bistro set, too. A nice way to add some color in.

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  4. OMG, I have the same table and bistro chairs, don't you just love them?

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  5. looks great! love all the bright colors, I'm working on sprucing up our outdoor area too!

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  6. Looks just darling. So fresh and inviting. I am best buddies with my Red card. Not sure I am proud of that, though!

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  7. Turned out super pretty! I'm always a fan for a punch of red!

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  8. I love your porch! That bistro set is darling, I actually may have to order it for my porch too. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-link-party-5.html

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  9. Such happy colors! I hope your porch brings a smile to your face every time you see it.

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  10. So fun! Love the red cafe table and your brightly colored pots! I just bought that cutie from Home Depot in orange! We spent the wk-end outdoors getting our patio together, so happy!

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  12. Charming!! Love the fresh pops of color, Janell. Happy Monday!
    xo Heidi

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  13. Your tea for two set is so cute and your choice of flowers in those vibrant colours look just perfect. I would love to fill my pots and sit outside but it is still very cold in the UK.
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  14. What a charming set and great vision you had, the red is so happy and uplifting and summery! Goes to show what a good imagination and great taste can do!

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  15. Love the colour! We received snow today, I'm starting to believe we'll never see summer. I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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