Friday, May 2, 2014


Happy Friday!
Another week almost gone. It has been a full one for me!
Looking forward to the weekend.

A couple of weeks ago, we gave the front porch, yard and flower bed the first cleaning of the year
after the long winter we had. Bushes were very overgrown and everything was just dirty.
 Once everything was done I moved on to giving the porch a simple and clean look for the rest of the Spring months.

You all know about my "pillow addiction :), so, of course, I made new pillow covers with this pretty canvas 
fabric from Hobby Lobby. 
It was on sale, so it cost me $7.00 to make the three pillow covers.

On the small table, you will find a small old pot that I had with a boxwood ball.  
Next to it, I kept my old lantern.

 The pot used to be purple and was full of scratches, but I brought it back to like with a little black spray paint. 

 And because I knew the moment it got windy, I would be chasing the ball down the street, I put a Styrofoam ball inside the pot and held it in place with my old Fleur de Lis pick. Now I know it won't be going anywhere. I hope! :)

 On the door, I have the boxwood wreath I made two weeks ago using the clipping from my bushes. 
It is still holding up! Keeping my fingers crossed. 

 And on the side, another old flower pot brought to life with the black spray paint, 
which is holding a plant I got from our local grocery for five dollars.

 Total cost to put together the porch was $12.00 and a little cleaning and painting.
I think I like this simple look. Looks cleaner! LOL

Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I appreciate it very much!
I wish you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

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  1. It looks as inviting as ever, Maria Elena. I like the material you bought, and what a bargain.

  2. Beautiful and inviting entrance to your lovely home Ma. Elena! I feel like going to ring your door, lol! I love that bench with the pretty bargain material for THREE!... and the table, you decorated it so pretty.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. The pillow covers look beautiful! I can't believe how well the boxwood wreath is holding up, that's good to know! You're so smart to use that fleur de lis pic to hold down the boxwood ball. It not only looks pretty, but it has a purpose too. :) Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the pillows, such a gorgeous spring color.

  5. Your porch is so pretty, and I love how you kept the cost down on the updates! :)

  6. Love the fabric you used Maria Elena, I better check out my local Hobby Lobby!

  7. Looks wonderful! That big black pot you painted was quite the deal! The rugs really make the area look wider- great look!

  8. Maria Elena, your porch decor is always so pretty! Love that pretty pop of color. Everything looks so fresh and welcoming!

  9. Maria, I'm loving the black pot with that Ficus tree. It was one tree I kept indoors and it grew really tall! Love your new pillow covers, too! I need your energy! ;) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Such a pretty porch! It's so inviting and I love the pop of color from those pillows!

  11. Just beautiful! I love that turquoise and white fabric -- that will take you right from Spring into Summer! It looks so pretty with your new boxwood wreath.

  12. A beautiful spring porch! Love the aqua pillows, looks so pretty on that bench! The boxwood wreath on the door is looking absolutely gorgeous! Well done!~hugs, Poppy

  13. Love that turquoise fabric! I used the same one to recover our mudroom bench. Great minds think alike.

  14. Love that turquoise fabric! I used the same one to recover our mudroom bench. Great minds think alike.

  15. Looks great! I love the wreath with the big burlap bow. Super cute

  16. I like the clean, crisp look of your porch. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. so lovely, your entry is always so welcoming. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, watch for you feature on Monday ♥

  18. This is my dream front porch! So beautiful. Have a great weekend.

  19. Your porch is always so fresh and cheery. More gorgeous pillows! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Maria love the brilliant blue - looks terrific! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  21. Beautiful front porch! I love the turquoise and greenery. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!



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