A Beautiful, Colorful Porch Makeover for Summer

Welcome to the 443rd Metamorphosis Monday!

Recently Brenda wanted to update her front porch. It had been a few years since she last decorated this area and felt it was past time for a makeover.

Summer Porch Makeover, Before Photos


This bench was still super cute, just needed a bit of TLC and some updating.

Summer Porch Makeover, Bench Before


The chairs, though still comfortable, were really showing a lot of wear. I love the built-in side table!

Summer Porch Makeover, Before Chair


You can really see how weathered they are in this photo below.

Porch Makeover, Chair Before


Brenda took the chairs completely apart to work on the seat and back.

Chair Slats Removed for Chair Makeover Renovation


Brenda also decided to create a bit of art for the large wall behind the chairs. Brenda said, “Getting started, I cut out two patterns (one smaller than the other) of the blue shapes, painting them two different shades of blue. Before that I drew out the design.  I watered down some paint for the back ground.”

You can just tell it’s going to be wonderful! Let’s check out the “After” of this porch makeover!

Designing and Painting an Outdoor Painting for Porch



Brenda enlisted the help of her daughter, Ginger, with this makeover. Brenda said, “It was a lot of work this last week-end. My daughter and I worked nonstop, something I have wanted to do for many years, and with her help, it got done.”


Wow, such a beautiful and dramatic change! I love it!

Beautiful Front Porch Design and Makeover


Would you even recognize this bench now? Love the color and Brenda even recovered the cushions! The colors are so pretty contrasting against the wall color. Notice how the flower in the pillows picks up the color of the wall behind the bench. So pretty!

Blue Bench for a Porch Renovation


The floral rug adds so much to this space! It’s perfect! Brenda has created such an inviting space to welcome friends and family to her home.

Bench Makeover for Front Porch, New Paint


Remember the badly worn chairs that Brenda took apart to refurbish?

Porch Makeover, Chair Before


They look amazing now painted this bright, cheerful red! Those little built-in side tables look so cute in red, too!

Oh, and there’s Brenda’s beautiful painting!

Paint Chair Red for Porch Makeover


It turned out amazing! Such a wonderful piece to top off this delightful porch makeover!

Handpainted Art for Porch


Love this photo of Brenda and Ginger celebrating this fabulous makeover…such a cute, cute picture. What a wonderful Before and After!

Now it’s time to relax and enjoy this beautiful space!


Thanks so much to Brenda for sharing this fabulous makeover! So love how it turned out!

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Looking forward to all the great Before and Afters linked for this week’s Metamorphosis Monday!

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  1. Brenda created a warm, joyful welcome to her home. The bright colors and cheerful patterns make me smile . . . and want to visit! As always, thanks for hosting Metamorphosis Monday.

  2. Excellent job, Brenda and daughter! I probably would’ve taken the lazy way out and not taken the chairs apart. That alone was a lot of work!
    Susan, thanks for being host to Met Monday. It’s very satisfying seeing befores and after.

  3. Brenda’s porch is just adorable Susan! I love the cheery palette, and it’s so welcoming and fun~ great job Brenda! Thanks for the Monday party to kick off the week

  4. What a wonderful project and inspiration to us all–how one’s efforts can transform a place so perfectly. Brenda and her daughter brightened up their entrance/porch, with some elbow grease and a wonderful eye for color. Love it all!

  5. What a delightful makeover. The colors are beautiful.

  6. LOVELY!!! You will enjoy this for SO many reasons!!! Kudos!! franki

  7. Mary Boger says

    What a great result. Just walking up to Brenda’s porch
    would cheer a person up. Love the colors and rug!

  8. Oh, those red chairs…I love them!!

  9. Elizabeth Roderick says

    Great to see a mom and daughter working together on a project. My mother was a fabulous artist but often low on ideas. I had lots of great ideas but couldn’t get them to my hands so often we combined our talents. Beautiful job ladies!

  10. Marilyn Bowers says

    Love it all! Great job! Do you remember where you got the rug?

  11. What a great makeover! It’s perky and happy now. Thanks for sharing Susan!

  12. Two girls after my own heart! I love how they brought back those chairs to life, and worked their magic to give their porch this gorgeous look!

  13. Definitely brightens up the area. Love the doors, too.

  14. Love Metamorphosis Mondays! This is such a pretty makeover. Adding all the color is something Brenda and her family will enjoy so. I love seeing old, worn things re-purposed as she and her daughter did. Kudos on a job well done!

  15. Sooo pretty! I love the vibrant colors! Gives the porch such a cheerful makeover! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  16. Love the colors. The porch is so inviting. Thanks for sharing and for hosting the party.

  17. Great makeover!! Thanks for hosting!!

  18. Wow they did an excellent job- I really like the pop of color. I love red so that really speaks to me and with the blue bench and rug it’s perfect! Very welcoming and attractive.

  19. What a great transformation! I love the red and blue. Wish I had a room for a bench on my front porch.

  20. From one Brenda to another; LOV-I-LEE upgrades ladies and well done! -Brenda-

  21. Super cute!!!! Love the colors.

  22. Cynthia Raines says

    Very nice – great job!

  23. Id love to have a front porch that you could sit outside and not worry about getting wet in the rain.

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