Friday, June 8, 2012

My new front porch

I have not disappeared, though it may seems that is what has happened. With all of the end of year stuff going on and my getting use to the kids being home all day it has thrown my routine.

I have painted a few things..desk, end table, two chairs occasional table and I should get my but in gear and post about them but have had the big aversion to sitting at my desk. My sciatic has not allowed me to sit for too long, or stand or walk...

So these chairs were a from Bobby for my birthday a few years ago. Because they have been outside with no protection they were looking kind of rough.
They were now going to sit on my front porch  and I wanted some "POP" of color and I wanted it to tie in well with the rock.  After I used the hose and a scrub brush to clean them up I sat them in the sun for 2 days to make sure they were really dry. They took an amazing amount of paint, 3/4 of a can. This is the most paint I have used on any project yet. Cannot forget the  5 1/2 hours of  it took to do the work.....Quite frankly it was a bitch!

I had the chairs on the front porch and it just wasn't doing it for me.  I know you are going to be very surprised at this but I found it at the Goodwill. Shocked I know.  It received a coat of Emperors Silk.
 I like how it turned out. Gives it a great pop of color on the porch. I have two beautiful hanging pots above and this afternoon when I went out to water them I received a little surprise. A bird nest with an egg. Dang.
A great spot to watch the sunset on the Blue Ridge and have a few porch beers.
The chairs are painted with Arles and I used no wax or lacquer. The table is painted with Emperor's Silk and has a coat of clear wax. This table is being used outside but will not get wet where it sits. Annie Sloan suggests not using wax or lacquer on items that are outside in the elements because they can blister. I will let you know how it does.


  1. Your porch looks beautiful Krista! And that chair is exactly like the one I have from my mom. Which is why I haven't started on it!! Lots of work. But after reading this, I may just gather up my nerve! Thanks! Love Di ♥

  2. Beeatiful...I need a single chair for front porch..adirondack too big..either tall straightbak or rocking,ve given me some ideas. Susan

  3. You did a great job on repainting the chairs and table for your porch. The choice of colors certainly played a big part in making your porch look lively and fresh. I also had recent improvements on my porch – I installed a new wood floor and changed the paint with a light green color. Thanks for sharing yours!
    Angelina Garcia


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