I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Around here, we are deep into our back porch project. We are trying to get as much as possible done during the early morning hours, because the weather is very, very hot and humid in Texas.
It is only 8:00 am and the thermometer already reads 92 degrees.
My weeks has been extremely busy lately, we had friends visiting from out of town and then family,
so my crafting and decor time has been minimum.
But, while the back porch is getting a full "facelift", I made a couple of changes to the front porch.
Nothing grand, just gave it a little fresh new look.
You all remember how a while back I mentioned the new color of the year, Emerald green, well, I just love this color!
I had to go to Lowe's and get a little paint sample!
It only cost me $3.00 and with this sample I painted two of my outdoor flower boxes.
Let me tell you, that little container goes a long way!
I still have paint left.
This color is very bright and rich, so when my husband came home and informed me that he was sure I was blinding the astronauts at the space station with my newly painted flower boxes, LOL I decided to use just one.
Next, I went looking for new fabric, which I thought it was going to be half way impossible to match, but I was wrong, Hancock Fabrics had a really nice supply of different patterns in Emerald green and they were on sale.
I was able to make all three pillows for $5.00.
Can't beat that!
I choose this one because the design on the fabric reminded me of the metal piece on the planter.
Next came the wreath for the door. I knew there was no way I was going to find silk flowers in this color, so I made my own using left over fabric.
And this is how it came together.
I still want to get some plants, maybe a nice fern for the side of the door, but with this heat, all the plants are not looking very well at the stores, so I think I will wait a little while.
The only ones loving this heat are my Crape Myrtles.
They are full of blooms!
Total cost of refreshing the porch was a little under $9.00.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you right here Monday evening for another edition of
Tuesdays at Our Home.