Summer Porch Decor

It started with a chair from Goodwill that cost just $12. It reminded me of some chairs my parents had when I was little. It was in almost perfect condition. Even the paint looked good. It just needed to be cleaned. I kept walking but in the end, left the store with the chair.

I went from Goodwill to Home Depot to pick out the perfect color of  paint to fix this baby up. I left with  Krylon Bright Idea.

Two coats later, my pretty chair was good as new and a bright sunny yellow!
On to Hobby Lobby to find some things to add to my new chair.
A straw wreath, some fabric, buttons and yarn came home with me.

I already showed you my summer wreath tutorial a couple weeks ago. Besides the yellow paint, it was the inspiration for my summer porch makeover.

I had lots of extra fabric and a pretty yellow {but boring} chair. Hello, PILLOWS!

I added a simple square pillow and a monogrammed bolster pillow to complete my chair.
I’ve given you a full tutorial on how to make a monogrammed bolster pillow here.
Some bright {and of course, matching} flowers.
It ended with a welcoming porch that screams “Happy summer!”

Welcome to our home!

67 thoughts on “Summer Porch Decor”

  1. oh wow!!!! I love the whole thing. The chair is divine and I love that you painted it yellow. My fav!!!!
    Love, love!!!!
    following you now.

  2. I love the wreath! The colors are so cheerful and bright! Definitely makes me want to sit on your porch!

  3. Love this and your choices of colors and fabrics are so fresh and bright!! Thanks for sharing!! Found you at Get Your Craft On!

  4. This is so pretty!! I love the monogrammed pillow…so cute! And the wreath is just adorable. Everything is so bright and cheerful!

  5. Way cute! I just painted an outdoor chair the same color, and have been thinking of what I can put on it to dress it up for summer on my porch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Wow… the chair came out so pretty! I love that color! I will be looking for it when I go to Home Depot. I hope they have it! Your front door also looks wonderful with the colorful wreath! Very nice!

  7. I love your yellow chair! So fresh and summery. The pillows and wreath are darling as well. Everything looks perfect together!

  8. I found you on Thrilling Thursday Linky Party. I didn’t join since I haven’t created anything but I had to check out the projects everyone else did. Creative people inspire me and this project is an example of why. I love that you painted the chair yellow and I love the fabric you chose for the pillows. It really is adorable. Great find. I hope you will follow me back I can be found in facebook too and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  9. If I lived near you, I would snatch that happy yellow chair and the beautiful pillows off of your porch and run, run, run! Great job!

  10. Your front porch looks so bright and happy! Honestly, I never would have looked twice at that chair but I LOVE it! It looks so precious in yellow with it's little pillows!

  11. It screams "PERFECTION"!! Love the colors you chose and how you tied everything together!!

  12. The chair looks great in yellow. The pillows are really cute. Love the monogram. Really makes for a welcoming front porch!

  13. Bright idea is one of my new fav colors… I love the chair in yellow! The pillows are perfect with it!

  14. Your porch DOES scream "Happy Summer!" Good job making it light and bright and lots of fun.

    Visiting from the CSI Project!

  15. I love the chair in yellow. When I saw it in white I was not crazy about it, but in sunshine yellow it is AMAZING! Crazy what a little spray paint can do!

  16. Lovin that shade of yellow. Bet I’ll be buying some Krylon in that same ‘sunny yellow’.

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