Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Prettying" up the Porch...

O.k. I know - "prettying" is not a word - but you know what I mean. Well today I decided I've got to do something to liven this place up. It's still cold - the wind is blustery and it was cloudy for most of the day. But the sun peeked through just about 5:00 and I was ready for some color. Sooooo, a while back I was inspired by my friend, Angie (OH SUCH A VERY TALENTED LADY) over at The Happy Homebody, to make a fun lil' something for my porch. Now, this is my own version - but she got me to thinkin' - and sometimes that is dangerous - hehe.
Started out with a door I got for .99 - yes - a 99 cent cabinet door...
I used some spray paint, spray adhesive, outdoor fabric, a few nails, a wooden letter, a piece of scrap wood and some acrylic paint...

And this is what I did - Our monogram and house number in polka dots, of course...

Right beside our front door - WELCOME Sunshine - jus' enough to cast a shadow...
Next up - something new for the door - and polka dot pillows made from a 1.00 vinyl table cloth from a good ole' yard sale!
Let's all get to "prettying up our porch"!
Happy Wednesday!
Cathy




31 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

So cute. I need something for my front porch. Everything is so blah right now. Mimi

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I love it!!! I'm going to have to try to make something like this. I LOVE the fabric choice!

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

That is so pretty. I love the cheerful colors. What a great idea.

BeautifulDees said...

I love it, soooooooooo cute and clever. Your blog is awesome.
Come see mine sometime.
Love,Debbie

Teresa said...

I love this! I am needing to pretty up my porch..so ready for spring!

Beverly said...

That is so clever and inviting. I love red...you got me to thinking. What could I do to my porch. It has been so neglected since I took Christmas down.

wildflower said...

You are so creative! Love the color and fabric choice. I am making this for sure!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Very cute! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

oh that is just too cute...

Farris Family said...

TOO Cute! Happy Wednesday!

Darlene said...

That is so CUTE!! You always make the best stuff!!!!!

Julie said...

Love it! your so talented:) I may have to give this one a try for spring my porch looks blah and I'm ready for some color and spring:) it's snowing again as im typing this yuck
Have a wonderful and warm week
julie

Diva Kreszl said...

genious!!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You are so clever Cathy! Sweet and warm touch to greet guest! Have a wonderful day sweetie!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Wow what a great idea!! I love it!

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute. Love the fabric and the "M." What did you use to make the dots?
Have great Thursday!

Melinda

Kerin said...

Love it!
It is refreshing to see something other than the same ol', same ol' "welcome" sign!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great day!

Kristi Flanagan said...

So cute!!! I need to do something like this for my front door - everything is so brown right now!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Look beyond the picket fence said...

A very original way to add a bit of flare to your porch! Nice of you to share the directions with all of us.
denise

Angie said...

Oh my, this is just the cutest!!! You are so sweet to mention me! I am totally loving the color and pattern combination and think I may have to switch mine out and make a new one!

Patty's Stitches said...

This is adorable! I. Want. One! I must say I love your blog!

Kristen said...

I live in Louisville. I am ready for some sunshine too. My poor little porch is neglected.

Julie said...

Cathy, can you tell me what color your red color paint is that you use, on alot of your projects? Do you do some other paint effect also? Julie in Holland

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Julie - I hope you see this. You asked about the red paint I use. Well, actually it is the red spray paint from the Dollar General Store - not to bright, not to dull - just right. Good luck with your projects and happy painting! Cathy

madrekarin said...

That is so stinkin' cute! I love it. :) You alwasy have the best ideas, Cathy. My porch is the most boring place on earth right now. I think I see some thrifting in my future to amke something bright and cheery!

Cathy said...

I think it's just purdiful :) I love it!

cindy said...

How pretty! I just love what you have done. I wish I had a creative imagination, but I'm still trying.

Kimberly said...

That is really a great idea... very fresh!
Have a great weekend... we're knee deep in Spring and it's just wonderful!
Take care, Kimberly

Dustin and Jody said...

I can't wait to "pretty" up my porch. What a great idea!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
O.k. you have done it again, how darn cute is this. I want one! My last name begins with a "M" too!
If it's missing one day, you will know I flew across several states during the night and snuck up on your front porch and snatched it away with me without anyone knowing. LOL.
Take care and have a great day,
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Heather said...

You are so creative!! I love to visit your blog I am always so inspired....thanks!!