Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sprucing up our porch for Mother’s Day, with the help of #KmartOutdoor

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I am so excited to show off my new front porch you guys. Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching, which means our family will be spending a lot of time outside. I have been wanting to makeover our front porch for the longest time, and yesterday was the perfect time to do it.

Our front porch is the first thing people see when they enter our house, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t look every bit as stylish as the inside of our house, right? 
This is what it looked like yesterday morning:
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Yikes! It’s not welcoming. It’s certainly not stylish. And I definitely don’t want to spend a long time there.  I headed to Kmart to check out their amazing outdoor décor and gardening section.

You have to pick up one of the Kmart Outdoor Living catalogs if you go. It’s beautiful and full of inspiration. I wanted every single patio set in it.
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They had so many gorgeous pillows, candles, and patio sets. It was so hard shopping because every time I turned around I saw something else I wanted. You can see the rest of my #KmartOutdoor shopping trip photos in my Google+ album.

I loved so many of the patterns and designs that were on the items I bought, but a few of them weren’t the color I wanted, so I painted them. Seriously, if you love something at a store, the design of it, or the pattern that it has, but it’s not the color you might want, consider buying it anyway, and just paint it! 
This plant stand was the perfect size/scale, and the design on top was intricate enough that I could use it as a side table.  And the price was great, only $11.99. That is such a good deal for a table, even if you have to buy a can of spray paint to make it the color you want.
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After painting everything and letting it dry overnight, I woke up this morning and set about creating a little patio oasis.
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I loved bringing some greenery up onto the patio with a couple of plants, and the pops of color from the pillows, side table, led candle, and the rolling plant stand are so perfect. Can’t wait for this evening to turn on the strand of lights that we strung along the door.
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I was so happy with our patio makeover, I poured myself a cold drink, and got ready to hangout in my new favorite spot. Happy early Mother’s Day to me! And to you!

In honor of all the wonderful moms out there, Kmart has an upcoming Mother’s Day Sale perfect for you to create your own patio makeover! (Who says a mom cave has to be indoors?)  From May 6-12 get 20% off outdoor cushions and umbrellas as well as 20% off planters, fountains and garden décor.  You can also find more great info or promotions through following Kmart on Twitter or their Facebook page.

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25 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love the way you hung the mason jars on the lattice - gorgeous and clever!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Looks great! Much more cheery & colorful! Looks like Kmart has a fab selection of outdoor pillows! :)

Amy Anderson said...

WOW! Totally awesome transformation!! I love the pop of yellow.

Ginger said...

Love how you made your table. So smart. :)

Amy F said...

Spray paint is the best, isn't it? Love that pop of color you go on the table.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I like the lights and flowers on the lattice. I'd sit there and drink lemonade with you.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Beautiful!!! Such a great job... love the addition of paint!!! :)

Kathy Murphy said...

I love the way it turned out. I also LOVE spray paint - used it in my patio make-over! Your porch looks so inviting now.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Love! Especially the trellis with the mason jars!

Tonia L said...

I just love how bright and beautiful it is! I think I would love to spend some time sitting out on your porch!!

Felicity said...

The yellow side table is awesome. Spray paint makes things wonderful!

Colleen Jorgensen said...

Jen, you have such a wonderful eye for this stuff! Love how you pulled it all together! I'm not usually a 'yellow' fan, but you've kinda one me over :D

Shannon MadiganMade said...

Loving all the color... so pretty for spring! (the hanging mason jars are a great idea!)

Terri said...

Beautiful! I loved how you incorporated the fresh blooms! Come on, summer!

stephanie said...

Stunning! What a difference. Love greens going up the door!

TheSewingLoft said...

Great job. I am in love with that bench!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Its so bright and fun, Jennifer! I absolutely love what you did to the door. What a great idea!!

nest of posies said...

i want to sit here & laugh with you.

lets have some sweet tea, while we're at it!!!

miss you. loving the color on your porch, girlfriend!

xo
kellie

Angie CountryChicCottage said...

What a great makeover! Fabulous job!

Attempting Aloha said...

Such a great transformation! Those pillows are gorgeous!

Aloha,
Charlie

Courtney Velasquez said...

Awesome job Jennifer!!!! Love the new look!!!

Stacy of KSW said...

Darn you KMart for not being in San Antonio!!! Love Kmart's outdoor stuff and love your porch even more --- looks great with the new web look too. Everything feels so fresh and fun, I love it!

Kasey Campos said...

Jennifer! I love it. The yellow is a great choice. Looks great. Congrats on the pin of the day!

BeanBugCrafts said...

Love the colors! It looks so fun! Thanks for sharing! I found your post from the Wednesday Wowzers Link-up.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I love everything about this porch!! Incredible transformation!