Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Front Porch Nook Inspired by Art and Sand

Art and Sand: My Inspiration

As you know,
I don't know a thing about flowers.

My front porch is in the afternoon sun
and I come home to wilted flowers every day.

But I'm determined to create
a front porch that is bright.

I just love the ideas from Art and Sand.

She uses red, yellow and blue in
most of her vignettes.

So I tried some new things today.

The flowers in the large pot with the burlap "H" flag
were red, white and blue.

Don't look too closely.
I free-handed the "H".
I figured, "Who could see it from the road."

They were beyond recognition.
I put in the larger pot with more dirt.
They revived a little.

I spray painted the wrought iron patio chair
that I found by the side of the road.
The bottom has rusted out some,
but it's great for holding a plant.

This is the look from Fall.

This was the Spring look.
The patio chair and lantern just blended in.

Will find some pillows and may paint the bench.

Thanks Art and Sand for the inspiration.



  1. Such a bright and cheerful entrance. You are so talented at grouping things together.

  2. I love it! It really stands out now, I'd never think to add some of those things. Mildred is right - you are really talented, and don't tell me you're not. :)

  3. I LOVE the yellow chair!! Oh, and the rest of it too!

  4. Love the yellow chair - makes the porch pop. Looks good and I think the H is great.
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. It looks wonderful to me. I like your flag and the yellow chair.

  6. I think it looks great. Isn't it wonderful the inspiration we find online. xo Laura

  7. That looks so summery. I love that chair. xoxo,Susie

  8. I love it Bonnie!!! Very pretty. We bought some Vica's yesterday from Walmart that were 50 cents, almost dead. We transplanted them and they seem to be revived. ANYWAYS--thanks for the smiles. Blessings

  9. My porch gets late afternoon sun---vincas have done the best--and I have tried MANY various annuals!

  10. I think the new, colourful look as inspired by Art and Sand, is just beautiful!

  11. Hi Bonnie - just came by from Junk CHic Cottage to let you know how much I enjoyed reading about your life!
    Love what you did with your porch I'd say you " channeled " Carol perfectly - love it!!!
    Your newest follower
    Hugs from Montreal,

  12. The little yellow chair is the perfect pop of color for your porch! I wish I had a front porch. Your place looks inviting and fun. Good job!

  13. Sweet little spot for taking a break. Love the color you painted your chair, I have one like it I picked up cheap..may do the same!

  14. Bonnie, your front porch is going to provide lots of pleasure. Love the bright colors. Have fun selecting some pillows. I like to switch out seasonal pillows on our sunporch and around the house.
    Thanks for following along at Hyacinths for the Soul.

  15. I love the vignette you have created on your porch and of course I love all the color.

    I like that you did the H free hand. We can buy perfect things, but it is much more fun to see pieces lovingly made.

    Make it a great day!

  16. Bonnie, it looks great! I find such inspiration from Carol at Art & Sand also!!

  17. The bright colors really 'pop'! So pretty :)

  18. I think your porch is adorable! And that "H" looks great! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  19. I like it when people salvage what other people don't want. Great job with the chair:)

  20. Great presentation to the entrance of your lovely home, Bonnie! Both fall and spring/summer pics are great!

  21. Hey, that's GOOD! Really! Love the use of colors and the freehand art work. I much prefer hand crafted items to store bought. I would so love to sit there and enjoy a glass of ice tea with y'all. It's so nice and "homey". Good going there gal.
    Luv ~:)

  22. You did a great job,a lovely way to brighten things up. xo

  23. It looks great!! Love the color!!


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