Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easing into springtime


We've had a teaser of a spring in North Carolina. She appeared really early, only to be replaced with brutal winter just as the flowering trees were at their peak. But now she's back, and it looks like she's here to stay!

The warmer temperatures and longer days make me want to hang out on our front porch again. I updated it last spring, and here's its warm-weather look:


I changed it for Autumn simply by switching out accessories:


And again for Christmastime:


When I updated the porch last spring, I chose a neutral fabric for the loveseat and chair cushions. I'm so glad I made that decision! I think the neutral fabric works well with all the different looks. (Read this post to see why I'd highly recommend Sunbrella fabric–I have no affiliation with the company; I just think the product is exceptional.)

Now that it's time to decorate for spring once again, I'd like to show you one of my household tricks.

Last fall, I stitched up new covers for the outdoor pillows using this easy method and simply put them right on top of my spring pillows. I'm pretty good at sewing straight seams, but I'm not very good at hand-sewing the pillow closures. Instead, I use a glue gun to finish the pillows. So now that I'm ready for spring again, the metamorphosis of the pillows is as easy as 1-2-3:

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Most of my pillow covers opened up with a firm pull. One was a little stubborn, so I just warmed the glue with a hair dryer until it pulled open easily.

Now I can just fold up the autumn covers and store them until October. It's time to make lemonade and enjoy the long evenings on the porch!

Do you have any decorating tricks for easing from season to season? I'd love to hear!

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Thoughts of Home on Thursday

3 comments:

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I do love your porch it is wonderful and each season it is my favorite.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your porch is so inviting. I know you are looking forward to spending time out there very soon.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I am so ready for warm weather and some porch sitting time! Your porch is always a delight and that pillow idea is ingenious!!

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