Thursday, July 1, 2010

Front Porch Chair

Our house doesn't have a front porch per se (it's a saltbox house).  But I wanted to bring a little color and interest to the area beside our front door.  Enter the old porch chair above.  I bought her at a yard sale for $2.  She already had that country/rustic look, complete with dust and cobwebs!  And was narrow enough to fit by our door without obstructing the entrance.

To add a little color, I brushed on some Valspar Atlantic Gray from my office table project.  My goal wasn't to completely paint the chair, just give it the appearance of being weathered.  I used a fine sand paper to distress the areas where the paint went on a little too heavy. 

To the back of the chair, I tied a picture frame with a piece of burlap.  The frame was a Goodwill buy from awhile ago.  It was silver originally.  I sprayed it with primer then painted it a buttercup yellow (FREE paint from Craigslist!).

A pot of petunias to complete the project!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm sharing this front porch project with:


Remodelaholic - Remodelaholic's Anonymous


  1. I absolutely love it, Mary Ellen! It is so quaint and charming. And the color you chose for the chair and the frame is perfect. Quaint vintage charm at its best!

    Thanks for linking your lovely project to Time Travel Thursday.

    Hope to see you each week for one, or all, of my parties!

    Have a happy and safe 4th!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  2. I love it! I just love the color you've chosen for it. I agree quaint and charming fit it perfect!

  3. How inviting! I love it. Gotta love free paint.

  4. Mary.. that looks great. I have two chairs just like that.. that I bought for 2.00 at a y yard sale last year. They were already painted white. I love what you did with the frame and plant. hmmmmmmmmmmm getting my mojo going, maybe i can spruce mine up!!
    Have a great 4th weekend.

  5. I love this! Really pretty.