If you'd like to give your rustic country porch a cheap "facelift", here are some ideas I tried and liked... First, I had some old pine furniture that my son and I painted light green. Then, not wanting to pay the exorbitant price for new outside cushions, we purchased an old pink and green blanket at an antique store for $3 to put on our glider, topped off with some repurposed kitchen chair pads in green we had laying around. I bought a tall palm tree plant from Lowes to use as a screen of sorts, and got a beautifully peaceful sounding wind chime, threw in some more plants, a cheap $5 brown rug from Wal-Mart and...voila! Now, if only I could keep my dogs from walking on my rug with muddy paws. Oh well... It is a rustic porch after all!
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2013 11:19:58 GMT -5 by Trinna D.
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Post by sweetpeandpetunia on Jul 20, 2018 22:13:25 GMT -5
Well, I dont live in a country house. BUT this is my childhood home. We have been here since I was 2 years old, making it 53 years. Its a cute cape, with a small enclosed front porch. Its my favorite spot to have my morning ice coffee and watch the sunrise on hot morning. Id like to give it a make over, but we only use it mostly in the summer. Id like to start using it more but i dont know how i can with the brutal New England winters we have. I have mini blinds and valances up, and my light house collection scattered about, a chair and thats it. Talk about boring ,,, any ideas?