The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point:
source: Lisa Pennington
Sometimes a porch space just needs a little boost to take it from so-so to so fabulous!
My favorite way to do that without breaking the bank is with paint. I recently re-painted my front porch floor. After painting it gray, it looked nice and clean but kind of dull and lifeless. So I decided to paint a rug on the floor. Yep, right onto the floor. In less than 3 hours I had transformed my porch and it cost me nearly nothing. And best of all, I got the size and colors I wanted without searching for months for the perfect rug.
Tape off an area for the rug.
I started by using painter’s tape to mark the area I wanted the rug to fill. Using paint leftover from trim on the house I rolled it right on the floor with a roller. You can use any kind of paint for the rug as long as the first layer (in my case the gray) is porch/floor paint.
The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life:
With Summer right around the corner, warm temperatures and fun activities are drawing us outside into the fresh air. Entertaining friends and family, relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the birds singing in the morning, splashing in a pool and soaking up sunshine are just a few of the things that make outdoor living so desirable this time of year.
Regardless of whether you have a small apartment balcony or a sprawling front porch and back yard deck, there are simple ways to spruce up your outdoor living space to make it more inviting for yourself and guests.
No matter the occasion or budget, you create a special space where you and your guests can soak in the warmth of summer. Consider these 5 simple tips to create an outdoor living space:
It is absolutely imperative to have comfortable furniture on your porch or patio. Folding lawn chairs or iron patio furniture with adorable cushions work well. Whichever fits in your budget is great as long as you enjoy sitting in them. Besides chairs, be sure to consider a stool, box or cushion to put your feet up on after a long day.