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The Perfect Accent To My Front Porch

Summer Front Porch & Painted Wood Flower Box

Are you ready for more outdoor living ideas? I am joining a few talented bloggers today for the last week of the Outdoor Extravaganza hosted by my friend Shauna at Satori Design for Living. This week is Paint & Build, so I thought I would share a simple update I did with a clearance item found last year at Lowe’s with paint.

Paint is magic in a can, it can transform, freshen and make an item {or room} stand out. I love decorating with black but finding the right color and texture {I always gravitate towards matte} can be tricky. Last summer I began to search for the perfect black to paint a few items in my outdoor spaces. I took home lots of samples and finally decided on Sherwin-Williams Tricorn.

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black

As I mentioned I found wood planter boxes on clearance last August at Lowe’s, I liked the modern shape and thought the black would really make a great contrast, plus I prefer not to mix too many wood tones in my outdoor spaces. The black really makes it pop. You can see I put my boys to work, they love to paint.

The Wood Pot Before & My Helpers

I added a climbing hydrangea to the planter box and brought it onto my front porch. Decorating with black accents make the whites seem more crisp and brings a nice contrast with the wood tones.

Summer Front Porch

A summer porch needs succulents, the thing I love about them is they are low maintenance and like the shade.

Summer Front Porch

This is a DIY sofa made from a crib mattress. Honestly, we have put other things here but it is actually very comfortable and the height gives us a great view of the bay.

Summer Front Porch

The pillows are from Etsy, a great shop called Whitlock & Co. If it’s really humid and raining I do bring them in but most of the summer I leave them out.

Summer Front Porch   Here is a peek of my front porch. I added something really fun this year and will be sharing it next week, stay tuned.Summer Front Porch

Summer Front Porch

Here are the other projects being shared today, I hope you will hop on over.

Outdoor Paint & Build Projects

Patio Dining Set Makeover by Craftberry Bush

DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots by Setting for Four

Make Painted Rock Garden Markers by The DIY Mommy

DIY Arrow Painted Vintage Paddle Deck Decor by The Happy Housie

Succulents in Weathered Pots by Satori Design for Living

Tomorrow will be a linky party, so if you have a fun outdoor project, we would love for you to share:).

Have a fantastic day!

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  1. You have such a charming and welcoming front porch, Jen. Your planter project turned out great. It’s always nice to find a good deal on decor pieces, isn’t it? The black contrast is perfect!

  2. I can’t set my porch up yet. The pollen invasion won’t be over for a few weeks. Don’t you have it there? Everything is covered in green!

  3. I swoon over your front porch every time you share it. I wish I had a porch like that!! Such a beautiful space and your styling is always incredible.

    1. Krista, thank you! Well I do the same over your back deck, what a view you have!! So nice to join you in this fun outdoor hop. Have a great night! Jen

    1. Thank you Heather, I know I love the black with the green as well. Nice to join you in this!!! Jen

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