The Back Porch

Kev’s Mom and Dad have a cute little screened-in back porch…

And while they have plenty of seating…

…the pieces were definitely in need of a facelift. The original paint was chipping…

…and the cushions have faded in the sun…

So the day before Mother’s Day, we brushed off the loose bits of paint and gave everything a fresh coat of spray paint…

…and a local seamstress is sewing new cushion covers out of this outdoor fabric from Hobby Lobby as I type…

Kev’s parents are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary this month, so we’re going to treat them to a little extra sprucing up back there when the cushion covers are done.
Stay tuned for photos of the freshened up, new look!

PS- Don’t forget to link your spray paint projects up to Sarah’s Home May’d spray paint linky party!


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  1. says

    I absolutely love the fabric (and the colour)! What a great idea for a surprise for your parents-in-law! Don’t you guys come to Europe to make over my chairs? 😉

  2. says

    We spruced up our wicker chairs this year as well with some red spray paint and I’m always amazed at how a simple can of spray paint can so transform an old object into a thing of beauty 😉 Have a wonderful week and can’t wait to see the new cushion covers.

  3. says

    Love that fabric & that porch! I cannot wait to re-do (or DO) our back patio. In the shade it’s nice but when the summer hits? TOO hot to be outside period! I would still love a super cheap facelift so the 100 times I open/close the door for our 2 Shelties, it looks pretty & you can sit, read a book & be comfy. Would LOVE if you & Kevin were here in the desert & make a girl’s dream come true! I kept looking for contests for Father’s Day to makeover our bedroom or garage or backyard for the hubby. No luck. Every one of them never comes to Az. Wonder why! You’ll melt if it’s in July. Maybe anyway. =)

  4. Robin says

    Hi Layla, I’m having trouble accessing the linky parties for may 19th and 24th. No links Can you help?

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