When I think of Summer I think of lazy afternoons and evenings on my front porch. I love my front porch but every Spring it needs a lot of work. I like to change things up a little every year, so this year I started with the flower pots.

I went through my paint stash and pulled out my favorite happy colors.

(Valspar Pistachio, Rustoleum Summer Squash and Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze)

I adore polka dots. Polka dots are to me like chevron is to others. They make me happy! Since they can seem a little juvenile I try not to use them too often, but I’m pretty sure my porch needed some polka dots this year. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch to punch the polka dots out of vinyl.

Then I just randomly stuck them on the pots. Super simple, but really awesome (and happy).

I’ve had this stand for a few years and it sits by my front door.

Now I need to paint my bench and chairs, maybe paint the table, paint a door mat, plant more flowers, and get a new rug. I guess I should get busy.

How have you been sprucing up your house for warmer weather?

I’m linking up to these awesome blog parties:
Power of Paint Link Party at Domestically Speaking
Lil Luna Link Party at Lil Luna
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party at Delightful Order
Hookin Up with HOH at House of Hepworths
Link Party at Somewhat Simple
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Saturday Seven Party at Positively Splendid
Weekend Warrior at Ask Anna
Tutorials and Tips Link party at Home Stories A2Z

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Morgan May 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

What a great way to spruce up your porch! Those colors are very summery. I love the polka dots!

Amy May 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

I LOVE the polka dots! And all the pots in your planter? Just absolutely perfect. Now for some lemonade with a paper straw and good friends, a nice breeze and a summer night- you’re all set. :)
xoxo

Jonie @ Just Between Friends May 25, 2012 at 7:55 am

I love these, Leanne! They are adorable, and I love that they can be duplicated by anyone. I might need some of these for my front porch too.

Ashlee May 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

Cute! I love the stand too, they look great in there!

Amy C May 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Leanne, I totally love your pots! I can so relate to your comment about polka dots to you are like chevron to others. I LOVE polka dots. Chevron is finally growing on me tho. Seeing your pots makes me want to get out the spray paint! So cute!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny May 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I love this project, Leanne! That pistachio color is amazing. They look fantastic in the plant stand. Great idea!

Haley May 29, 2012 at 5:03 am

SUPER cute and so easy! Thanks so much for sharing!

wendy May 31, 2012 at 2:58 am

these are brilliant! They’d really cheer my garden up!

Jessie May 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

These are adorable! And a painting tarp… Duh I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that.. :)

Shelley @ Calypso in the Country June 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

Very cute and cheerful!
-Shelley

Jessy*Fairytale Frosting June 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

Just saw your link on Home Stories A 2 Z! Great post! I was thinking about sprucing up some pots for my patio. Thanks for the inspiration!

jennifer June 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Love these! I wish I liked to decorate outdoors. Maybe you’ll inspire me to do so!

Stephanie C. January 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Super cute! I’m going to use this tutorial for my daughter’s birthday! We are making cupcake bouquets.

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