We spend a lot of time on this front porch. It’s one of Max’s favorite spots. It’s a tie between anywhere in his nursery, the hammock, and this rocking chair. Since I spend a generous amount of time out here, I decided it was time to spruce it up a bit. Plus I needed a table for my paraphernalia that I carry around with me (phone, glass of wine, you know the important things, ha)! Here’s my fancy pot and stump finished.
Here’s proof that we spend a lot of time on the chairs. I seriously have so many pics of Andy and I in these chairs! (If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen bazillions!)
And sometimes I sit out here without baby boy…
Point is, we like our porch! So, I found the pot underneath our house (remember this?)… and for whatever reason decided to give it a polka dot effect last summer. Well, it’s been sitting empty since last summer and I deicded to give it a quick makeover!
I gave the entire pot a few coats of white spray paint, and then I used painters tape to tape off the angle. You can see how far up I taped… see the blue-ish mist on the top half of the pot? So, I taped a few pieces of paper over the blue and sprayed more white. An easy fix!
And for the stump, we found it in my parents neighborhood a few months ago, all I did was pull off the bark and voila! Ok fine, Andy pulled off the bark… but it only took him about 15 minutes! We have plans to sand and make it more glossy, but we’ll see if that ever happens!
Then I took a little trip to Home Depot, bought some flowers and ivy and fancied up my pot! I’m excited to not kill this plant and watch the ivy grow down my stump!
Here’s our little spruced up front porch now… For the record, those pillows are from Target and the cute little table is from World Market! The patio furnuture came free with the house and we gave it a little spray paint makeover!
Anyone else sprucing up their porch area? Painting pots? De-barking stumps? I’d love to hear…
Comments & Reviews
I actually redid some pots last week! I love the geometric appeal of yours! I am in the process of doing a blog post on it, check it out if you have time! I would love your feedback!
camille columbia says
I LOVE THIS!!!! I did a front porch makeover too, and I’d love to try that stump table. We are constantly taking down big trees!
I love the stump “table”. And the aqua details, that is what I changed my deck to also. Love the color!
Jamie Dorobek says
Thank you! I love the stump table thing too!
So, so pretty! I love your porch, too!
We are, we are! We started planting new things in the garden area under our porch. We only have one side done right now. =\ And we plan on getting a cute sitting set like what you have! We actually have our eye on a set from (weirdly enough…) Aldi! We’re hoping the price goes down this week since the sets have been there for a few weeks now, and none of them have sold yet!
Jamie Dorobek says
Good luck with your makeover! Front porches can be so cozy 🙂 And what is Aldi??? Am I missing out on a fun home store?!