Elissa's Pretty Porch-in-Progress

Elissa's Pretty Porch-in-Progress

Susie Nadler
Jun 12, 2009

Elissa, whose lovely blog, Vintage Green, is one of our favorite reads, has recently been on a mission to spruce up her front porch. So far she's just added a love seat and given the cool old glider a makeover, but even these small changes make the porch look so sweet and inviting. There are plans in the works to powerwash and paint, maybe add an outdoor rug... we think this porch is already a great example of how a couple of plants and a few mixed-and-matched places to sit are all you really need to create a comfortable outdoor room. Click through to check out before and after photos of the glider...

After she found this glider in a neighbor's trash a while back, Elissa re-covered the cushions, but since then the fabric has faded considerably (as tends to happen with outdoor furniture). Her solution was to go ahead and treat the fabric with a coat of paint. We love the way the old pattern shows through the sheer green, and the chair itself is quite a find for a lover of vintage patio furniture.

Read more about Elissa's ongoing porch transformation on her blog, Vintage Green. Also be sure to have a look at her Flickr page for more photos of the projects she's working on at home.

(Images: Vintage Green)

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