Indoor Accents on the Outdoor Porch

My family and I live in a house that has a covered outdoor front porch. I absolutely love having an outdoor space that is covered from rain or snow. I was anxious to get some pretty southern style rocking chairs out there when we first moved in.
The chairs sit in front of our living room windows. I chose red and white pillows for an accent color this year. They go with the bright red front door.

I haven’t featured this particular chair on my blog before but several years ago, I bought it at a tag sale with a matching mate that I purchased for $20. The other one was destroyed by kids and a fire pit but this one made the move with us from Connecticut to Virginia.
This chair had been an “orange-y” wood that I brushed over with black chalk paint. The seat fabric? It was a neutral beige but dirty looking, so one night I took the chair out to the garage and painted the fabric in wall paint that I had been using for my baseboards and molding in our Connecticut home. (I know my husband was looking at me like I was crazy.)
Amazingly, the chair fabric and wood took very well to my paint application. Four years later, it still stands beautifully enough to adorn my front porch here in VA.
Along with the old window “B” art, it goes well with the tan, black and white exterior color scheme of our rental home.
Mazi (the dog) can’t stay out of my pictures to save her life –
I show her this photo of the two house plants in urns (ficus) along with the tag sale, painted chair and old window. “B” is for our last name. 🙂

This old window was free to me from a glass company up north. I painted the glass in black chalk paint and topped it with a white letter ‘B’ with stencils and corner accents. I have loved using this piece in various places in our homes.
Black, tan and white are the most versatile color combo you can go with. Adding red made them really “pop”!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my “painted chair re-do” on the tag sale chair. I also hope that you are enjoying beautiful weather like we are having here in VA.
If  you have an outdoor space to “live in” – add some of your own indoor ‘lovelies’ and enjoy!
Have a beautiful week!
See more porch posts HERE.
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