Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friendly Front Porch

A repost for Blog Party-Savvy Southern Style
Please be patient and scroll past the open spaces to the comments section. I tried to edit all **** broke loose.

Come sit a while!
We have family to welcome you!
Meet Bobby, my daughter's 11 month old pug. He was visiting last week.

Bobby had made friends with "Elvis". "Elvis" is a little under the weather after a hard winter.

You can see the pollen on the black table

This time of year everything looks dull, weary and tired. Just like Elvis.
It is time to brighten things up a little. The first week of May, each year, the pressure washer man shows and does his magic on all the outside porches. On alternating years he cleans the house.
I really thought we needed to add a pop of color. So off I went to the fabric store.

I fell in love with this Robert Allen outdoor fabric. This was my starting point and I needed to work with the existing rugs.  I covered the cushion on the swing with this fabric and bought new outdoor pillows.

Next I chose new cushions for the rockers. The rockers are a little "chippy" so I won't be painting them.

The pillows on the swing are from Walmart. On the rocker the cushions are from Walmart, the pillows from Pier One.
Now to do a little spray painting. I will be painting the old milk can, a vintage table and a wicker table. Time to choose a color that pops!
I was sure you would guess the color!

See that little yellow/green pedestal thingie? I bought it for $1.00 at a thrift shop. 

It was ugly then and it is still ugly but I have an idea for it. It will show up again soon.

I think the porch turned out nice. There are still a few more things I want to do but I wanted to share.

The boot was on sale at Stein Mart, the squirrel was a gift,
the candle holder was thrifted and the candle from HomeGoods.

I flipped up the thrift store crochet piece so you could see my little friend and the table.

Lest I forget "Elvis" got a thorough grooming, however, he is still "Dog" tired.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my front porch.
I am linking to the following gracious hostesses.

Please be patient and scroll a long way to the post section. I tried to do some editing and developed this huge white space. Chalk it up to computer/blogger illiteracy. Thanks for your patience. I would love to hear from you. Ginger:)
I still don't understand these large spaces!


Anonymous said...

I wish I was sitting rocking on the porch with yall smelling fresh paint right now.
This looks absolutely fantastic, love your color choices.
Everything looks so fresh,bright and cheery.
hugs to ya gran

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

Love the colors. I wish I had a porch like that.

Denise said...

Hi Ginger,

I just love, love, love your porch! It's so inviting, and the colors are wonderful. Your daughter's pug is adorable. Every time a see a pug, I think about the movie "Otis and Milo". It's the sweetest children's movie, and our son watched it over and over when he was young.

Hugs to you,

Denise at Forest Manor

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Ginger, welcome back... so nice your porch is I love the colours of cushions you use, they cheerify the whole porch ... very lovely tour to your porch... sure I would like to come with a glass of lemonade...
please visit me if you can


I wish I was visiting with you at your pretty porch, having some lemonade in a hot summer day! I love your little black-pug guest, I have a soft spot for pugs, we lost our 12 plus yrs. pug last year, I still miss him so! Great color choises, too. Hope you visit as I'm at TTT. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Karen said...

Ginger your porch is gorgeous. I love the new fabric you chose and that great shade of green. It looks just beautiful.

Miss Char said...

Ginger, your choice of fabric is perfect to spiff things up and the new green paint added to the mix just sets the porch in motion for a wonderful summer. Even Elvis looks like he's happy to be guarding the porch. And that little pug is just too sweet.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pops of color look great Ginger, and your porch is very welcoming:@)

NanaDiana said...

Ginger- I love your front porch..it is all bright and Summery looking..and poor old Elvis does looked pooped. Maybe his new little pug-companion has tired him out!;>) xo Diana

mississippi artist said...

Oh I love your porch. The black rockers with the touches of green look great! And your choice of fabric is perfect.

Poppy said...

Bobby looks soo adorably cute!! and I'm loving all the colors in your beautiful porch...leafy greens, blues and yellow perfect for a summer porch... wish I had a porch like yours...it just beckons you to sit down and relax on those rockers... very warm and inviting. Loving all those cushions and the vibrant outdoor fabric you chose. I like the way you carry your paint supplies in that caddy.... such a great idea! Enjoyed this beautiful post! Would love you to visit me sometime if you get a chance. Have a lovely week!~Poppy


Jenny's Heart said...

I'll bring the sweet tea and we can have a nice visit on your porch! I love it. I love all the colors you picked out as well.
Have a great day.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Your daughter's puppy is so cute!

I love the new fabric on the swing. Great choice of pillows. I love the painted green furniture and milk can. I have been adding green to my yard too.


sandi collins said...

your front porch is the best.such a nice place to sit and visit.

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sandi collins said...

your front porch is the best.such a nice place to sit and visit.

sandi collins said...

your front porch is the best.such a nice place to sit and visit.

sandi collins said...

your front porch is the best.such a nice place to sit and visit.

Chatty Crone said...

I wish that I had a porch like that, the talent you have, and that cute pug!

Tammy said...

I met you on the comment part of somebody's post. Your name caught my attention. I love your porch! It looks so cozy! Wow what a difference a little spray paint, fabric and pillows make. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.:)

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

You sure did add some color to your front porch! You got lots of space to display it.
Job well done, you're an active lady.

Lots of love,


Jeanne Selep said...

I love the Blue and green color combos. Nice blog!


Red Door Home said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful porch! All your new additions makes it even prettier!

A House in the Country said...

Wow! Have you been busy! Looks beautiful and little Bobby is a keeper!

bj said...

Your porch is just beautiful I LOVE the colors you chose. Ole Elvis, poor thing, he looks like he is sooo tired. :)

Be sure to link your pretty porch with Kim and Rhondi for their porch parties on the 21 and 22nd.
xoxo bj

Chef in Training said...

I love the colors and fabric! they are gorgeous! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Janet said...

I am really liking that color green! Everything looks so pretty, too!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh how pretty. Love your porch and the colors you have used. Makes me want to do some changing on my porch. That cute dog of yours is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Karie

SavannahGranny said...

The large white section disappeared, thanks goodness. I didn't clear it up. It went away as quickly as it appeared. Like I said computer/blogger illiteracy. Thanks for your kind comments. Hugs, Ginger:)

Anonymous said...

Elvis looks much happier now.
There is a sparkle in his eye. I think once you brightened the surroundings he perked up. Maybe the pug visit helped too.

Babs said...

Ginger, WOW!! Great colors and love your choice of fabric for the cushions. What shade of green is that in Rustoleum? LOVE it! Of course green is my favorite color.
Your porch is so inviting. Now tell me... does every house in Savannah have a porch? lol
Have a great weekend on your porch.

Diann said...

Oh Ginger! Your redo of the porch is gorgeous! I love the fabrics and the colors you chose! Everything is happy and inviting! Great redo! Thank you or joining TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ginger, I am so happy you joined the party. love the splashes of color, especially the greens. Thanks so much for sharing. Of course I love that lil pug too...a lot more fit than our Lucy LOL.

Shoumi said...

ginger, So lovely colours and fabric nice...


podso said...

Your porch looks so inviting. I'd love to sit and have a rock there!

I think we have same porch pillows! (your outdoor green ones)

Willow said...

You have a beautiful porch. I am just going to have to make me some pillows for my swing. I just love yours.

bj said...

Just back to take another look at this pretty porch.
xoxo bj

xinex said...

Love your porch, Ginger! So welcoming! I love the porch swing, the fabric of the cushion is very pretty..Christine

Rhondi said...

Hi Ginger
I love the colors you used. They really pop! Thanks for joining my porch party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beverly said...

It is all perfect. Everything looks so inviting and peaceful. I love how you used the different shades of green.

Of course, you know I love everything about your home.

Dixie said...

Your porch is just beautiful and even Elvis looks like he's got a second wind!

Rhonda said...

Your porch is lovely! I love everything you have done! By the way, Bobby adds a nice touch....so cute!
This is my first time participating in Ms. Rhondi's Porch Party...I hope you will swing by my blog to visit my porch! Fresh ice cold lemonade will be waiting on you! :-)

~~~rhonda ~~~~

Diann said...

Hi Ginger! I just wanted to pop back by to let you know that I wll be featuring this post on this week's Thrifty Things Friday party!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love your porch. I have the exact same Robert Allen fabric on the chair cushions on my front porch! You have excellent taste! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. You mentioned your blue and yellow tablescape but I couldn't find it. Could you send me a link?

Honey at 2805 said...

I would love to sit on your front porch with you! (I want to sit in the swing!) It certainly is friendly. Love your color scheme and all the special touches. Of course, I do love the rocking chairs too!

Robyn Story said...

I have a HUGE spot in my heart for pugs!! One of my staff members has two pugs that she's crazy about so when I see one I have to share it with her. She'll love seeing your grand-pug!! Thanks so much for posting our Everything Annie Sloan giveaway button on your sidebar. You simply must try the paint. I noticed that you did some painting of your own - try Chalk Paint, it will change your life!! Instant gratification and just an amazing finish. Can you tell that I just LOVE this product!!

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