July 14, 2009

$ummer Decorating 2::

This is the entrance from our back porch. Back door guests are best, so I wanted to create a space that invites you in, and makes you want to sit down and enjoy. I recovered the little pillow with a quilting square for $0.99.
My ever-so-talented hubby made this sign out of leftover prepainted wood and a piece of galvanized flashing. Total cost for a new sign: $0

In my previous post, I eluded to this little stool:
I found this diamond in the rough at a yard sale for $2. Such great potential! My first plan was to paint it a fun color like lime green, turquoise, or melon. But the practical side won over and I chose to spray paint it black.
Now it is the perfect mate to my new (old) wicker chair


I love sprinkling my home with favorite pictures and little quotes, because they are:
1.) free
2.)easy to change with the seasons
3.) personal
Enjoy your day!

13 comments:

Annie said...

I love that idea of framing little quotes and placing them around the house! Now I know what to do with all those smaller frames I have leftover... And they will make great "space holders" on the wall within my other photo displays.

Thanks for the GREAT ideas...

marty39 said...

Your back door area is indeed welcoming and so charming. Love the sign. Your chair and stool are just perfect too. Your home is so warm, inviting and lovely. Hugs, Marty

Carpoolqueen said...

Fun! I was over at our friend Amy P's house and we were talking about sewing - Did you sew your pillow or are you a stitch-witchery kind of girl?

I promise I won't tell.

Lou Cinda said...

These are all so great! Love the Relax.....

I also love the framed "Be Still and Know" I just love that!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Cathy said...

Visiting from the lovely CPQ! LOVE your house! ...and you're inexpensive, frugal makeovers, even better.

Think I'll snoop around...
:)

New Every Morning said...

I've never used Stitch Witchery, CPQ, but I was really wanting a bottle of it this afternoon when I hand stitched a cover for a seat cushion... never again!

Anonymous said...

Your back door is one of my favorite to go through :) Love all the people that live inside!
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Elizabeth said...

I like the 'Relax' sign. Think your hubby will make me one?! ;)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Everything looks wonderful and love what you did with that little stool! I love the idea of framing quotes, awesome!

Anna See said...

these are all lovely additions to your home.

the undomesticated wife said...

All are such great little touches around the house/porch!

Sara said...

Your back porch looks like a good place to relax, so that sign your clever hubby made is perfect! Love the rest of your projects too.

melissa said...

I love the relax sign and your new little table :)