Summer Front Porch Spruce Up

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up & Giveaway

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up, using things you already have to create a lovely front porch area.

Hi Friends, I’m thrilled to be part of the Sensational Summer Spaces Blog Hop & Giveway! Enter to win $300(!) and be sure to visit all the other participating blogs to get some serious summer inspiration. But first.. my porch and how I took it from SAD to GLAD!


The front porch area has been neglected since the winter. I did have a few flowers in a pot, but other than that it was pretty sparse out there. I wanted to make it a cheerful, happy area where we could hang out and where people would feel welcome when they stopped by. But I also wanted to do it cheaply {I mean in a budget friendly way}.

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up, using things you already have to create a lovely front porch area.

The first thing on my list was add some color closer to the door.

How to make a flower  planter from a chair.

So I improvised a little and removed the seat on a chair I’d revamped …

Chair Revamp

And added a planter. Here’s the original post {Chair Revamp}, but I think the chair, minus the seat, makes a pretty cute planter. I also wanted to add some color to greet people as they walked up to our door.


Here’s what the pillar area looked like before, dust and all! I had an old metal rack and some pansies… so I picked up some bright yellow buckets at my neighborhood Bartell Drugstore and added vinyl numbers and this is how it looked “after.”

How to transform a metal rack into a pretty place to display flowers.

And I did dust a bit while I was out there. I promise.

How to transform a metal rack into a pretty place to display flowers.

Next I turned to my large flower pot.

Filled in Flower Pot

First I filled it with bright blooms…

DIY Mason Jar Lantern

And added a Mason Jar Lantern.

DIY Monogram Wreath

The door was needing some attention, so I made this little wreath.

Outdoor Seating Area

And I think the outdoor seating area looked pretty inviting too.


Whether I have company or not! But I hope I do.

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up, using things you already have to create a lovely front porch area.

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  1. says

    malia- i love how you repurposed that rack, it’s perfect for the buckets of flowers. Our porches are a lot of work , aren’t they?
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  2. Lorie D. says

    I love to decorate my entire outdoors; but focus mostly on the deck since I spend most of my time there!

  3. Vicki G says

    I love to decorate our front porch. We sit out there alot in the summer, to read or just watch the cars go by. :)

  4. says

    I love to decorate my porch. I planted banana trees and bamboo around my porch for extra shade and as a privacy screen. I have sweet potato vines as ground cover and red runner beans for flowers. Now I just need some less embarrassing seating!

  5. lissa crane says

    I love to spruce up our patio for the Summer months! When it’s warm out, this is where we spend most of our time!

  6. Brigitte B says

    I like decorating my porch more than my patio. After all, the front of your house is the first thing everyone sees

  7. says

    I live in the apartment with a sunroom/balcony, so space saving outdoor DIY projects are my favorite! I live in Portland, Oregon, where we only get sun in the summer, so I make sure to enjoy it every day. My most recent project was the tiered plant wall I made for the sun room – my plants are thriving now!

  8. Debbie Lewis says

    I love to do landscaping and changing up my flower beds but I really like to spruce up the deck

  9. Angelica says

    I love to decorate the walkway in front of my house. My porch is big enough for one person, so the plants end up out front instead. :)

  10. Connie says

    Oh, it’s definitely my porch. Even though it’s small I love doing little things to spice it up :)

  11. Ms Sam Nicholson says

    Love your web page. My favorite place is my front porch!! So much fun to get out there in spring and give it a facelift!!

  12. Tina W says

    I love my back patio, but I wish it wasn’t blasted with full sun all summer. I want my fruit trees to grow faster!!!

  13. Nicki says

    I have a TINY patio but I love my colorful pots. I sit and watch the baby birds nesting in the bird house.

  14. says

    I like to decorate my deck. Right now it is a blank canvas!
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  15. Megan C. says

    I love decorating my front porch with flags for the holidays, wreaths on the door, flowers and comfy chairs.

  16. Ron Miller says

    Followed every last one of ya’s on Instagram and pinterest, and I must say you are all the finest looking (prettiest) collection of mom bloggers out there…

  17. Annmarie W. says

    This year, I’m excited to be decorating our new stone patio (that’s being put next to our new pool!). I plan to spend a lot of time out there, and want it to look nice & inviting!

  18. Chelsie Fletcher says

    What outdoor space do you love to decorate for the summer the most? Your porch, deck or patio? I’d have to say my porch because it is currently empty & needs all the help it can get asap

  19. Lee B. says

    Decorating my back porch is generally my favorite as I spend a lot of time back there during the summer.

  20. Sharon says

    The outdoor space I love to decorate the most for Summer is my back porch! It’s my little Summer oasis and I love it with lots of greenery and color!

  21. Alana Vester says

    I love to decorate my porch. I enjoy sitting outside when it’s warm and I like to have a pretty setting around me.

  22. JoAnna Carpentier says

    I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to spruce up our front porch! I used the long weekend to do some touch-up painting and make an outdoor rug from an old drop cloth. There’s still a lot to do, but it’s coming along! :)

  23. Jennie says

    Our porch and patio leave a lot to be desired, but I LOVE decorating the little garden area on the side of our house. We have lots of hostas, peonies, various trees, and swings over there, and it is the perfect place to read in the shade. I would love to do more with all of our outdoor spaces!

  24. steve weber says

    Love decorating the patio with hanging baskets, and a few herbs and plants- I’m trying to grow lettuce this year.

  25. liz l says

    Our porch- it usually has a red/white/ blue them throughout May-Jul. Then we do a summer/school theme until Fall

  26. Stacy F. says

    I haven’t been one to decorate much outdoors until this year. I’m loving bringing our back patio and deck to life! Even the shady corner is looking beautiful with big leaf plants and wild flowers!!

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  28. Rene Chartier says

    We have a tri level deck across the entire back of our home that overlooks the golf course.Since the living room and dining room open onto the deck I like to make sure I have it decorated nicely since we use i so much.


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