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After the landscape was finished (see about that HERE), the old porch furniture just seemed to be out of place. I mean, kind of faded and sad. I didn’t have a big budget for this, only $100. The flowers pushed me a little over, but I got pretty close to my budget goal. When I found this wicker chair for less than that, I was thrilled! I found the pillows earlier in the spring and was saving them for the porch. I’ve had the planters for 3 years now. They used to be identical, but one was kept covered and one was not. Any guesses which is which? Ha! Oh well, no need to be too matchy, matchy. It all seemed to fall into place!!! I was on the hunt for beautiful flowers that would work in planters under a covered porch. I decided to give hydrangeas a try after reading about them. It may seem like a surprising choice, but I found out that these plants like compact soil and can thrive in a pot! They are the perfect addition to my porch and look beautiful. The updated porch looks so much better from the curb. We power-washed the porch when we got everything set up. I’m glad we did, but am I the only one who thinks it actually looks dirtier after you power wash since it seems to emphasize all the stains and imperfections of the concrete. Oh well, at least it is clean! The door area could use a little life and color, but I’m still happy with the rug I’ve had there for a long time. It is the same exact rug in the foyer entrance too. I have plans of updating the little bench later this summer. One project at a time! I’m in love with my little porch oasis. Simple, inexpensive, but a big difference!
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