Decorating your Front Porch doesn’t have to be expensive or take a long time. Today I’m sharing my tips for Front Porch Decorating Ideas on a Budget. You might just be surprised how twigs from the yard and a little spray paint come together.
Decorating our home with items we already have is one of our favorite things to do. It’s kind of a challenge to see what we can come up with to make our home more beautiful without spending any more at all. And decorating our Front Porch is always fun.
We have lots of people that walk down our street, so we always enjoy having the front of our home looking extra special. We have shared the front of our home quite a few times with you, the Spring Front Porch Decorating gives you a glimpse at what the porch looked like before we painted it last Summer. Like I said, we love decorating with items we already have, and we show you how to do that in just 5 minutes.
Decorating for each season is fun, but we also love to decorate for the holidays. Our Fourth of July Front Porch Decorating is an absolute favorite of ours and our fans! And the list goes on and on.
But today, we are sharing with you some tips on decorating on a budget and how to use items you have on hand to add color, texture and interest to your Front Porch, or really any spot in your home.
Let’s start with the overall picture, and then I’ll share each part.
Last Summer our son painted the porch gray and also painted the metal railing with white spray paint. I’d love to have a whole new porch, much bigger and with wooden posts. But that’s down the road a bit, so we make due with what we have now. The house also needs to be painted, hopefully this Summer we can tackle that.
My favorite part of the whole porch are these cool painted twigs. We cut them from our back yard, so they didn’t cost anything at all. Hop on over and see how we turned ordinary twigs into extraordinary pop of color.
We also brought the white wicker chair back from last year, and added a colorful pillow.
On the other side of the door, there was a large open space. So we hunted through the garage to see what we had. The Vintage Crochet Set is a fun treasure we found at an auction last year. And the old scale with Succulent Plants on top was actually in my kitchen. I figured the plants needed some sun and fresh air.
We needed something tall, so we first dug some old shutters out of the basement. But the color was too dark. Then I remembered the Memory Board that we had hanging on the wall in the Family Room. I had been meaning to update it a bit with some fabric, so this was the perfect opportunity. We simply used a staple gun to add the green burlap to the back. Then we needed a wreath or some flowers hanging on it. Again, after a few tries with ivy and silk flowers, we decided a simple grapevine wreath would do the trick. But the natural color of the wreath just wasn’t showing up well, so Doug grabbed a can of white spray paint and in minutes, we had a whole new wreath.
Oh wait, I guess I’m getting ahead of myself, before we had fun decorating, we had a little clean up to do.
Our Front Porch takes a beaten during the Winter months. The snow and ice are hard on it, not to mention the dirt. To tackle this dirt and stains, we used Scotts®Plus OxiClean™ Outdoor Cleaner. This was our first time giving this product a try and we really liked it.
Scotts®Plus OxiClean™ Outdoor Cleaner is tough on stains and also safe to use around grass and plants, which is important since our whole porch area is surrounding by plants. You can see how bad our steps looked. And the landing of the porch was just as bad, especially where we had our rug laying.
The cleaner has a fast-foaming action that starts working on contact. Doug used a stiff bristle brush with a handle to scrub with.
Unlike chlorine bleach Scotts®Plus OxiClean™ Outdoor Cleaner will not harm fabrics and will clean concrete, wood, siding, patio furniture and more. Each bottle of concentrate makes up to 10 gallons of cleaning solution and is safe to use with power washers.
You can see what a great job the Scotts cleaner did on our porch. Now it was time to have fun decorating.
On the steps, we filled our Galvanized Watering Cans with pansies. The plants were the only thing we bought to decorate the porch, everything else we already had on hand.
I just love the little viola pansies. Aren’t they precious?
For a little pop of color, I added an antique metal picnic basket next to the chair, and a couple birdhouses that my Dad made many years ago.
Here’s a closer look of the grapevine wreath spray painted white. To hang it, we wrapped twine around the wreath a few times, then attached it to the back of the wooden frame.
Succulent Plants are some of the easiest plants to grow and care for. These were from when we shared how to build and plant a Succulent Garden. We had replanted them to bring them indoors for the Winter.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Scotts®Plus OxiClean™ Outdoor Cleaner via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.