Sunday, May 16, 2010

Porch pix

Remember this poor little chest that I pulled out of the Goodwill dumpster?

It was pretty beat up was full of character.

This is pre-paint can.

And after...

Ta-dah!

I wish I cleaned up this good.

I used American Accents Heirloom white on the outside and Krylon Burgundy on the inside.

I sat it on the porch, by the front door.

It fit perfectly on top of old Smokey...all covered with snow...oops, oh great, now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head of the large chest that I picked up at a garage sale for $5.

I filled it with flowers put into $1 garage sale pots.

The white scrolley thingie came off of this patio table that someone had junked after a tree branch fell on it and broke a chunk off.

I'm having so much fun putting flowers out on my porch. It really livens up the place.

Because nine kids isn't always lively enough.

Kidding.

For real.

Too much liveliness. All. The. Time.

On the other side, I put my house numbers can on top of an old army locker that I bought for $10.

It smells like funk inside so we leave it closed.

I needed a small pot for the top and I grabbed the bottom part of a brass lamp that was going to be junked anyway and painted it burgundy.

More of my multi leveled pots.

I'm still not done but it is looking better.

I need to paint the porch which I'm so not looking forward to.

And I need to either paint or change out the brassiness fixtures to match the newly painted lights.

A new door mat wouldn't hurt either.

I might even repaint the front door.

Maybe.

Linking to these great parties.

52 comments:

takemetomaui said...

That is just COOL!!! You just amaze me with your decorative geniusness!!

Jo said...

Love the trunk!

TheCraftInMe said...

Looks great, especially plant holder!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, I love your porch and the way you used the trunk to display flowers. What a great use of the broken tabletop. You have given me many creative ideas. Thank you!
Hugz,
Kim

wendelburg said...

Your trunk with the house numbers is awesome. I want to recreate that for sure. Also, the trunk makeovers look great on your porch. I love what you have done. Good job.

Jut and Char said...

Ok, Becky you need to come tell me what to do with my porch. Our porch is seriously lame and yours looks wonderful. I hope your feeling better. I sure miss seeing you and I have been so glad to get to hear your voice in my head as I read your blog. (ok, that sounds like maybe I'm the crazy one :))
Char

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

All of your projects are wonderful. Love the house numbers on the container! I only have 4 kids and I am in awe of your energy with 9.

Becky Jean said...

I love ALL of it! Flowers are so welcoming. Thanks for the crafty ideas.

KJ said...

So inviting! Great transformations!

Debbie said...

That is all so cool! Looks welcoming and warm and fun! I just started a new linky party all for thrifting, yard sales and garbage finds....I would love if you linked up, it's going on now:)

Sarah said...

Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Beautiful - I am glad you told where you got the white thing...I was wondering...

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

That is such and inviting front entrance! I love the army locker with house numbers on it, so fun!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh wow! I adore this project. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

Please stop by and see my project. It only took 23 years to complete.

Kaysi said...

Wow what a transformation!! It looks so much better

Katie said...

Becky, I love your porch! Sandy Toftdahl and I always gush over it as we walk by in the wee hours of the morning.

coryshay said...

You are awesome!! I seriously admire all you do. You're very inspiring!

Meg said...

Wow! It all came together so wonderfully (??? Wonderful??)! Great job.

raggygirlvintage said...

Very welcoming and all those chests are way cool!
Tracey

Jane said...

Ms. Nine those trunks are fine! I love seeing all that you do and save. The table detail is awesome. You are my trash to treasure hero!

momgen said...

Looks pretty...Happy 2nd time around Tuesday.

Mine is here

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

you are some kind of super genius. cause first of all, you gave that chest a whole new life. and the idea to stick that gorgeous white table scrolly thing in there? also genius. this turned out great!

KayC. said...

I love the look of painting old trunks/suitcases white! One of my future projects. Your porch is very welcoming.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your porch looks outstanding and love how NIFTY THRIFTY it is! Thanks for showing off all your treasures at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Love that trunk!! And all of your other goodies too!!

Kim said...

Now THAT is what I call having a vision. I am in awe!
xoxo,
Kim

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Everything looks great! I wish I had a porch. :(
You have dressed it up so nice!
gail

concretenprimroses said...

Looks great, and the hand pots are adorable.
Kathy

32˙North said...

Really an excellent idea to fill it with pot and blossoms! And I've always liked stacking - it adds so much to a display.

Amanda

Cassie said...

Your trunk is fabulous!!!!
What a fantastic redo!!!
=)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Can I come over? I really want to see all of this in person. There is so much to comment on, and I absolutely love it. That trunk, combined with the other elements, pots, florals, etc. it a wonderful welcoming vignette! You are a master of arrangement. Thank you for sharing!

Sherry said...

Very nice. Love what you did to that old suitcase. It looks very good.

Allison Shops said...

I can't believe Goodwill chunked it w/o trying to sell! Glad you found it. Love the table chunk - great idea. Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

MessyMissy said...

What great porch decor!!!! I am totally jeaous of all of your old finds and the way you so easily arrange them.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I love it! I've been looking for a way to punch up our deck, and this would work great out there! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Your porch looks so inviting! I can't believe Goodwill was throwing away that trunk! Great find!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Another painted suitcase, how wonderful. I am glad your rescued that beautiful trunk.

Lori said...

what a great makeover on the trunk!!!

Fawnda said...

WOW! YOur pourch looks amazing and I LOVE that trunk! :)

Faded Charm said...

Love what you did with the chest and your porch looks so inviting. Makes me want to sit for a spell with a good book.

Kathleen

Kenzie said...

Your porch is gorgeous! I love all of your extras! Love the trunk!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Wow, your front porch turned out lovely! My entryway could use some work so this is some good inspiration for me :)

Susanne said...

What a nice big front porch, I like what you've made to make it so unique.
Susanne.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Okay...to say I love this its not descriptive enough for me! WOW You gave me a GREAT idea!
~Bridgette

One Life Many Journeys said...

I wish you lived close to me to teach me how to be brave enough to get stuff from the dumpster. I am skeered someone will get me. It was so worth it! Your porch is perfect. This makes me think I shoud do more than the expected!

C'est Magnifique said...

LOVE IT! It was even pretty cute before your lovely make-over! So, I'm curious, did you ASK if you could have it from the dumpster? Sneak over at night and grab it? Take it in broad daylight? LOL!

Tania

Tracey said...

Great to find you! We like the same things! I just painted a bunch of things white this weekend! Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Your porch looks fabulous! I'm a flower lover so I adore it all! Love the trunks - They are so cool! I was wondering about the scroll .. would have never guessed it was the table! Now I'm on the hunt for one! You've done a fantastic job! Hope you have a great weekend!~ Stephanie Lynn

Tausha said...

found you from Choc Sundaes. I love the trunk makeover! I have a bunch of old crappy trunks-I am thinking that they need a paint makeover!
I too did a porch makeover-but I am not as cool as you cause I only 3 kids. You are my hero!!! I am jealous of your long porch. I have always wanted one like this. Maybe in another house...
Please, stop by sometime and say hi! Love meeting new friends!!

Ann said...

I can not begin to tell you how many old trunks that I have passed up because of their condition. The thought never occurred to me to spray paint one. Thanks for the idea!
Your front porch looks great. I love the pots with the children's hand prints and names.
I hope you have a wonderful week.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

beachcovejewelry said...

I have a very similar broken table, my set broke somehow, and havent figured out a way to use it, great idea! :)