Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Tangerine Tango" found its way into our home

I knew this was going to happen!
I loved this color since the first time they said  it was going to be the " color of the year".

Every summer I decorate my front door in red, white and blue, but this year I wanted something different. 
So, I decided to give this new color a try.

I will be doing the Patriotic theme on my back porch since it is where we will be spending
our 4th of July celebration.

It all started when I found this fabric.
I saw it across the store and it was love at first sight! :)

I knew I had to bring it home with me and this is what I did with it.
And mixed it up a little bit with some drop cloth material 
and a little stenciling and some Teal. 
I just think both colors look so pretty together.

After I was done making the pillows, I found myself needing a new wreath
for the front door.
Isn't that the way it always happens?
So, I went "shopping" in my storage closet.
I asked my daughter to make me some fabric flowers with some
material I already had and some left over from the pillows.

Wrapped a little burlap around the wreath I already had, added some other flowers
I also found in my closet and a little teal ribbon for some added color.

And this is what it looks like

Even my candle got a little makeover

Then, I found these pretty flowers at Michael's, so I used them to fill my planters.

And this is what it looks like together.
Is it bright? Yes, it is!!!
You can probably see my porch from space! LOL

Even my plant in the corner got a little tangerine color.
I just used a plate I found at the Dollar Tree.
I think I may stencil or paint the pot this weekend when I have a little more time.

I only bought the material and the flowers and they were both on sale 50% off, 
so total cost of this project was $14.00. 
Not a bad price to give your porch a little update for the summer.

So this is what I have been up to this week.
Now that it finally stopped raining, I hope to get the back porch done in a few days.

I hope you guys are having a great week!
Thank you for visiting!

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  1. Looks beautiful! I love the pillows!! Megan

  2. It's perfect and the pillows are great.

  3. It is bright but it also embodies all the pops of color in a summer garden. Poppies is what came to my mind immediately. I love your pillows and you did a great job on the wreath. xo Diana

  4. I love it, Maria Elena! I have always loved orange and this is just beautiful. What a striking front porch. The wreath is gorgeous!

  5. Love that color! Great pillows & lovely wreath!

  6. Gorgeous! Everything looks so summery and pretty. I love it that even the candle got a makeover!

  7. I love your fabric and all your little touches! So pretty and colourful!

  8. Hi Maria Elena, thanks for your comments. I am now a follower. Your blog is amazing and had me at the start because I love that color! I look forward to more!

  9. Your blog is beautiful! Your front porch reveal has convinced me I need to punch-up the color on my home's blah and ho-hum front porch. I'm going to start by painting the front door and then add some pretty and colorful decor as you have. Thanks for nudging me to the bright side with your gorgeous inspiration!

  10. Maria, that color is so refreshing for summer!
    I am so excited, I thought of you yesterday as I was purchasing a kitchen pot rack from Goodwill for $24. I am searching and searching for months since I regretfully passed one up last year. How high (or low from the ceiling) did you hang it? I have to somehow break the news to MyLove this weekend, so we can put it on our project list! He hasn't seen it yet :)
    P.S. Your link was the most viewed from last Friday's Block Party so I featured you today! Thanks for linking up :)

  11. Well, what the heck! I liked your wreath so much I featured it today, also. I'm starting to sound like a blog stalker. I'm not! : ) Thanks again for the inspiration.

  12. This is so pretty! I adore the color orange and I love your pop of teal with it! I just purchased some dark orange flower pillows for my family room and plan on making some basic pillows to go with it. Your post reminded me that I wanted to try some drop cloth pillows for the back deck, too! Thanks for sharing!

  13. LOVE the orange!!! everything looks great!

  14. Great color combo, that front door really says welcome!

  15. I normally a pink girl, but I do love orange in the way you've used it. Everything on your front porch looks great. It's good that you have theme so if you have guests, you can always say look for the pretty colors and that's my house. Have a great weekend!

  16. Maria, your use of tangerine and teal together is unique and classy. I'm loving all of it. Can't wait to see more. Thanks, Helen

  17. Your front porch is happy and inviting! I love how you paired it with turquoise.

  18. I love those colors together, Maria! Everything looks so pretty I love your porch!! Gorgeous!

  19. I love the tangerine fabric! Your porch looks very welcoming! Great job! in case I show up as a no reply blogger!

  20. Oh my gosh, I just love everything on your porch. Made me giddy up and down looking at those colors too...but than you know it would:)

  21. This color scheme is SO pretty! I agree, that fabric is gorgeous. Love the big pop of color it makes.

  22. Loving the orange and your wreath! Thanx for partying at my place!:)

  23. That tangerine color is perfect on your front porch. It gives the right punch of color against your light colored brick home. The wreath is adorable. Love it!!
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

  24. ABsolulutely gorgeous! I love, love the fabric you chose! The wreath is so pretty (love the pop of blue), too, and so fun that even your candle got a makeover, too! What a fabulous welcome and treat for your guests!

  25. i LOVE this wreath! found you via the blog hop xo

  26. I love that wreath and the pillows are so cute too! What a cozy porch!

    Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  27. WOW! I LOVE that orange fabric - it's absolutely exquisite! You made me smile how one new item led to a total transformation - I'm exactly the same - lol! The wreath looks fabulous too, and I love the way it all comes together on your front porch - what a simply stunning and beautifully inviting entrance - well done. I've just found you and I'm so glad that I did. Am now following, and looking forward to looking at the home tour in your earlier post. Your blog looks AMAZING - SO much to see and get inspired by.
    best wishes from England!
    Paula x

  28. This year I'm also loving that color combo, Tangerine & Teal! You did a wonderful job! I love those wreath flowers!

  29. Oh my goodness - I LOVE the tangerine color on your front porch! I most especially love it mixed with teal. Just beautiful and very eye catching!


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