Sunday, October 18, 2015

Porch Season Transformation

The front porch has gone full-on autumn!
and the transformation to a harvest-inspired vignette in a warm and spicy pallet was pretty effortless with some odds and ends pulled from my junk collections.

I started by covering my existing pillows with cases made from men's dress shirts in autumn plaids. These I purchased years ago at a local thrift store and used for chair back covers.

And so the re-purposed got re-purposed yet again! 

A vintage thermos in bright orange; an old, green water jug; and a handful of gourds got me off to a good start.

The addition of a couple of old yard tools I picked up during a summer junk dig were tucked behind the old trunk. This simple addition provided some much needed height, depth, and added texture to the display.

 With a bit of green chalk paint and wax on the frame and chalkboard paint on the center raised panel transformed, this discarded cupboard door became the perfect "Harvest" sign.

A handful of dried wheat and a big, beautiful, sunny mum completed the transformation.

"Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot

All photographs taken by Paulette Rodriguez.

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