Monday, 27 January 2014
Brightening Up My Front Porch
The white finish would not have been my first choice because of our white brick, but I decided to wait until rust or chipping appeared. It didn't take long since this porch is open on both sides. A few weeks ago, I decided on bright colors instead of my usual black spray paint. One day, I'll splurge and have these sandblasted and painted by a professional, but for now, I'm pleased with the look.
My second choice for a door color would have been Tardis blue (Doctor Who reference), so I chose it for the bench. I wanted a different color for the chairs, so I chose an eggplant purple that is actually understated like a black or dark green finish. I sprayed each piece with a clear coat as added protection and to avoid any paint transfer when we sit on them. The nice thing about metal furniture is that it can be easily painted when you tire of the color and want to try something different.
Now, I just need to work some yellow in somewhere. The green will come with the plants and grass in spring.
My next project: paint & stencil my outdoor cushions. That's where I can bring in some yellow!