In true Christie fashion, I would go ahead of myself and do some basic front porch projects (e.g. staining and sealing the porch boards, painting the trim, finishing the imitation stone baseboards, etc.) ), jumped at the decorations.
i couldn’t help myself. my new chair It was delivered yesterday, so I don’t have enough self-control to keep them in the box until those projects are done. As soon as I had time, I ripped open the box, put the chairs together, and saw how they would look on my front porch.
I was worried it would be too dark, but I think it’s actually perfect. I’m still considering buying a 5′ x 8′ outdoor rug for this area, but I can’t seem to find one I like. I’m open to rug ideas if I can find something that complements the colors I used.
I also kept the plants away from the front door. Once the chairs are in place, the plants on the sides of the door make it too busy, like they’re just lining up the house. I like to clean up around the door and give it some room to breathe.
I also repainted the door. I like the color very much, so I chose the same color as before. So I repainted Benjamin Moore’s Birds of Paradise and used Aura Grand Entrance Paint. wonderfulIt’s not cheap, but I think the quality is worth the price. It spreads well and gives a beautiful finish without unevenness.
But go back to your chair. Putting them together, they really exceeded my expectations. They don’t look overly plastic. the colors are beautiful. The cushions also feel of good quality. The seat cushion is firm, but I prefer that. And I like the thickness of the seat cushion. I don’t like thin and flimsy cushions.
The chairs are also spacious and don’t look too big. But they are pretty deep. Short people like me need extra back cushions.
Look at these pillows we found at Lowe’s! Aren’t these the most perfect pillows for me? I mean… birds! And the bird happens to be the color of the front door! These appear to have been custom made for my front porch.
One thing I can say about these chairs is that they were really hard to put together.Each chair is assembled with a total of 10 screws. It took him about 7 minutes to put the first 9 screws in and the last one took him 30 minutes to put in. Because the screws didn’t match the screw holes.
I was so frustrated putting the first one together and was convinced it was just that particular chair. The second chair was exactly the same. And I’ve built furniture enough to know what I’m doing. But still, I spent quite a bit of time with the last screw on both chairs. Talk about frustration!
But after spending nearly 40 minutes building each chair, I finally got around to doing it. Once assembled he gives 5 out of 5 stars. (I gave her 0 out of 5 stars while I was putting them together. But when they were finally put together and in place, it passed.😀)
The remaining big question was how it would look from inside the house.Hmm… I don’t like to stand out too much.“
But it’s kind of silly. Looking at these chairs in your front door is like looking at another room in your house, like the music room, and looking at the furniture through the glass. It doesn’t bother me, so why bother? I’m looking at furniture in another (outdoor) room of the house. And I really love looking at ferns through my window.
So it took me a minute or two to get used to it, but now I’m fine. Last night I sat there alone for about half an hour enjoying the cool evening air and the quietness of the neighborhood. If you drive by my house and see me sitting alone on the front porch, there’s a chair for you! Let’s do together! 😀
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