Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spray painting and re-freshing the back porch

I hope every one had a wonderful Easter!
Ours was very hectic, but also, very nice.
We took advantage of our long weekend and the beautiful weather 
we have been having and took care of a few outdoor projects
that we have been wanting to finish.

We started with cleaning our wooden planters and updating them with
a little spray paint. After the high temperatures we had last summer
and all the rain we got this winter, they were starting to look a little "run down".
We have several of these planters, on the front porch, in between the 
two garage doors and on the back porch.
Since we had the paint out, we decided to just paint them all.

This is their new look for Spring 

You can't really tell on the pictures, but, in person, they were looking pretty bad.
The more I scrubbed them, the worst they looked

I used Krylon Satin Almond for this project

Before and after

While we were waiting for the paint to dry, we gave the back porch 
a good cleaning with the pressure washer and added a few pillows I made a couple of weeks ago and some Spring touches.

I added new pillows, placemats, flowers and candles to the table area

From the same material, I made some table mats for my small side tables

And also added some blue candles to the wall sconces

The porch will stay decorated like this until June, when I start decorating
 our outdoor spaces for summer

Thank you for coming by to visit and always taking the time to
 leave me a sweet comment.
Have a great week!

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  1. Maria Elena- It looks wonderful!!!!! I love the containers that you spray painted. They look so much better-fresh and lovely for the new season. I also love all the blue that you have used for accents. It is serene and pretty. I'll bring the coffee to sit and sip and help break it in---what time should I be there?;>) xo Diana

  2. Everything looks great, Maria! Everything starts to look weathered here too with all the heat! I am in the process of painting outdoor stuff too Ill share soon. Love your back porch its just gorgeous!

  3. Maria, this is so pretty and relaxing! You know we have to enjoy it all now! LOL! In a few weeks, it will be soooo hot! The blue looks so cooling. Very pretty!

  4. Your planters look so nice painted. Your porch is beautiful!

  5. Wow, your outdoor room is stunning! I like the almond paint you chose for your planter. Great job!


  6. Amazing what spray paint can do. Love the fresh look!

  7. Hi Maria,

    I am fairly new to your blog. I am in Texas (north central) and I have trouble with candles melting. We have a lake home, and just leaving them inside during the week with no air conditioning on makes them melt a little. Do you have any trouble with this on your patio..or do you bring them in when it gets warmer? It all looks so lovely, and your stenciled pillows are so exquisite~!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hola Maria Elena, ya estoy de vuelta de mis vacaciones han sido estupendas!!!!!
    Me encanta mirar tus post!!! tienes un gusto exquisito, la terraza y las macetas son preciosa.....
    Un abrazo muy cariƱoso.

  9. What a gorgeous back porch! I love all your spring touches, the planters and the pillows! Looks like a lovely place to just sit and relax.

  10. The planters look great with new paint but I like the whole back porch. It looks very comfy...Christine

  11. Oh my goodness, Maria Elena, this is gorgeous! Everything looks so fresh and the space is so inviting.

  12. Your porch is so sweet. I love all the blue touches and especially the curtains.
    blessings, jilly
    visiting from cozy home scenes

  13. Your porch is so pretty and inviting. I love the soothing colors that you've used. Boy, that spray paint made a big difference on your planters! I've been spray painting a lot myself lately...

  14. Love the planters...and your entire outdoor space. Megan

  15. Your porch is stunning! The planters look so pretty as well. What kind of fabric did you use for the curtains? Would love to do this to my backyard.

  16. Your Blog looks beautiful very peaceful and inviting. I love all the updated you have made to your porch it still looks beautiful.

  17. Maria, I have enjoyed seeing all the nice things you have done to the inside of your home. Now you have done a fabulous job on the outside. The porch looks like a comfortable place to sit and relax. Thank you for coming to Your Cozy Home Party.--------- Shannon

  18. Maria, this is my second or third attempt to comment on your beautiful planters. They look gorgeous with that paint. Just looks smashing in my opinion. Crossing fingers that this time the post will take.

  19. Oh the planters look so much better! Well done.

  20. The planters look great! I love seeing all of the spring flowers out now.
    I finally started my link party and will hope to continue every Friday. I would love for you to link up!

  21. I love what you did to your planters ... they look fabulous! And, your back porch looks so inviting ... beautiful colors and wonderful accents!

  22. I forgot to tell you I was coming over to hang out on your back porch! lol. It's just beautiful. Love the touches of blue...my fav color! Wonderful job! Thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  23. Your back porch looks beautiful! I wish I could accessorize my porches like that but unfortunately winds here prevent me from doing that. Your planters look great!

  24. Wow that looks beautiful. I love the fabric you chose too. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  25. not sure the comment went through, sorry if this is a duplicate. It all looks so lovely. I really like the fabric you selected.Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo


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