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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

starting summer

I hope you all had a terrific Memorial Day weekend!
I guess this means summer has officially started.
I thought I would share some photos of a painted porch
with loads of painting projects that will be sure to inspire.

An old window gets a fresh coat of paint and a mirror
to be transformed into a handsome piece of art.

A painted floor sets the stage for beautiful painted wicker...

Although white is often the color of choice for wicker,
this lovely warm shade of brick red
gives these antique wicker chairs a new life.

Red, white and blue is the perfect color palette
for a classically comfortable screened porch.

No need for area rugs outside to constantly clean,
but if you love the look...
just paint one right onto the floor!

All you need is some paint, painter's tape,
a pencil and a tape measurer.

Give your old watering cans a new look with
a quick coat of cheerful sunny yellow spray paint.
Paint a thrift shop bird house...

...and add a couple of fresh green plants... create a special yet simple centerpiece.

It is a treat when the porch is as beautiful
as the surrounding grounds.

For a fun summer accessory, paint a block of wood
in bold primary colors to resemble an old crab trap buoy.

Stencil block letters for an authentic look!

A tiny metal chair really stands out
once it is coated with vibrant blue paint.

Let your artistic side out and paint a mural
then frame it behind an old window frame.
If you don't have free-hand painting skills,
find an image online and enlarge it to fit the window.

Turn an old scrap of wood into a vintage looking sign
with a bit of creativity
and an easy stencil or transfer appliqué.

Once your porch furniture is uncovered after a long winter,
consider giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Everything is fair game!
From floors to walls to furniture to accessories.
It's an inexpensive way to give your outdoor living spaces
a new look just in time for picnic season!
Happy Summer...

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