Sunday, July 15, 2012

Porch Makeover Round 2!

Hey guys! Well, for a while now I have been working on perfecting our back porch. A few months ago I posted my initial makeover {HERE}, but have made quite a few changes since. I originally started with a red and brown color scheme, but always knew I needed one more accent color to make it all work. It all started when I found my navy blue seat cushions at Ross. They were $9.99 for the chair cushions and $19.00 for the couch cushion. ( I later found the exact same set online at Target for like $70! - crazy!) I knew I couldn't pass up a deal like that, so I just went with it! From then on, everything just fell into place:) I began painting things navy left and right! I brought my old coffee table outside, revamped an old side table {seen here}, and bought a few navy/nautical accents at Marshalls and Ross.  I also added a DIY light fixture over my table {seen here}, switched out the rug to a more neutral option, and added another light fixture between our rocking chairs that I will be posting about soon. With just a few affordable DIY updates, the space was completely transformed and also much more cohesive in my opinion. Scroll down to see a list of where I found my items.

{ Before }
Here are a few pictures of my back porch's journey! 

{ After }
And here it is today!

Where I found my items:

Large area rug - Lowes
Jute area rug - Ross
Red Hanging Lantern - Lowes
Red Curtains - Wal-Mart
Navy Blue Pillows - Target
Red Stripped Pillows - Garden Ridge
Seat Cushions - Ross
Stripped Accent Stools - TJ Maxx
Plate Chargers - Marshalls
Navy Blue Plates - Marshalls
Hurricane Glass - TJ Maxx

So what do y'all think of the navy?? I'm kind of obsessed with Navy right now, so it sure makes me smile! I have also extended this design concept to the rest of our back yard as well. That post will be on its way soon! 

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend:) Happy Sunday!

Who I'm linking up with this week:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special



  1. Great job. Very beautiful. I bet that it's relaxing to go to the porch and relax...uh, especially of a rainy day.

  2. Looks great!

    You have done a wonderful job - looks inviting and fresh!

  3. It looks beautiful Amy! Great job! All the accessories are absolutely perfect!!! What a transformation! Xo

  4. What a beautiful, inviting space! I love the little sidetable with the anchor. It all looks so cozy!

  5. Love love loving this new look. So refreshing and inviting! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower :)
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  6. That is fantastic. We have a great side porch and I need to do something with it.

  7. Your porch is lovely. I could sit out there for hours! Great job.

  8. Gorgeous! I love your color combos and all the vintage-y things.


  9. It looks great! Wish I could come hang out there with ya! :o)


  10. Your porch looks wonderful! What a great place to hang out! Stopping by from Restored Wednesday.

  11. The last is truly for the best! Personally, the latest arrangement you did was the most comfortable. I religiously use our porch for relaxing, and relaxing alone. I’m pretty confident I can loosen up on those rocking chairs with cute cushions. Thumbs up! :D -->Leif

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