Sunday, July 30, 2017

Porch Project

I have been working on lots of home projects this summer. 


One project in need of some serious love was my outdoor patio. 


I have neglected it for far too long. This wasn't the worst of it. I wish I had remembered to take a better 'before picture' before I started cleaning it up. The whole porch was covered in a big pile of dead leaves and my succulents were so unruly, one of them came up to my knees.

 'haunted' birdhouse

With the help of a friend who is succulent savvy, I replanted and spruced up my husband's mini succulent garden.   


After cleaning up the gigantic pile of leaves, countless cobwebs,


and giving my bistro set a wash-down, I bought a bright bougainvillea plant, which reminds me of my favorite place, Southern California. 


I hope it survives! I don't exactly have a green thumb, and my porch doesn't get lots of direct sun.


I ordered these custom cushions on Etsy from the U.K. to brighten up the brown space and add a Frenchy feel. 



And now I can relax and enjoy my clean and restored outdoor area. 



~Jess

22 comments:

Sandi said...

Love the bunny!



Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Looks great.
Mary

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, love those chair cushions. Glad you have a nice clean porch to sit out there now. And I like the school bird house and magazine. ; ) I've been wanting to get that same white table and chair set.....maybe someday.

Susie said...

Jess, you did a fine job on revamping your patio. So nice to be able to eat outdoors. Love the succulents. Blessings to you, oxox,love, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Very nice refreshment of your patio, Jess. I love having a space to relax outside. Your succulents look so pretty and so healthy. The bistro set is lovely as well as the nice cushions. ♥

Jeanie said...

Well, I don't know what it looked like before but it sure looks like a charming and relaxing spot to be right now! Very nice work -- and I love the color. That bouganvilla looks especially fabulous!

Susan said...

It looks very nice, Jess. What a lovely spot to have a snack in the outdoors. Susan

Rose said...

You have such a flair for decorating...my girls have it, too, but I just don't. It makes me appreciate it all the more, I think, when I see others put it to use.

Pam Jackson said...

BEAUTIFUL sitting area. SO nice and neat....now.haha. I understand I have been on my deck working with wood and everything is out of order. I need to get mine cleaned up too. Great job.

Imogen said...

This is a beautiful area, always feels good to have a transformation. The black and white stripes are very classy and I adore the touch of pink.

baili said...

So finally you turned your outdoor area into a beautiful cozy place which invites my heart to sit and relax for while .
these cobweb plants look so pretty ,hav't seen around here but bougainvillea is common here .
it looks lashing in you porch dear jess!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Gardening, like our souls, needs daily tending to! LOOKING GOOD!

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nonie everythingsewing said...

Love finding your blog and will be adding it to my favorites, so I can visit often. Thank you for visiting my blog, actually I now have two blogs!! what was I thinking. I have taken some time off from writing as I wanted to take the full coarse offered by Rattlebridge Farms on joyful living.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Looking so pretty and charming too!
Jemma

It's me said...

Wowww Jess ...it looks amazing....enjoy summer love Ria x❤️

TARYTERRE said...

love how you cleaned up the patio set. looks nice.

Lowcarb team member said...

You've done a brilliant job here Jess.
I really like the chair cushions and that little school bird house is so cute.

All the best Jan

Debby Ray said...

What a pretty and cozy looking space! It is amazing what just a few touches can do to transform an area. Loving the striped cushions and that beautiful pink flower!

Jody Gabara said...

Sheri, you've done a fabulous job cleaning up your pretty deck area! I love your bistro set and the French cushions you ordered ♥

Carla from The River said...

Cute! I like the SF pot ;-) my husband was a huge Joe Montana fan!!
Carla

Marilyn Miller said...

Your deck looks wonderful and love the same magazine you have on your table.