Front Porch Comming along....

I Spent the past few days searching for two new chairs for the front porch.  
I could not believe how much nice outdoor chairs were in both the stores and on the internet.  I just did not want to spend over $300.00 for one chair.
Then I found these two on Amazon.  Perfect!
I had a $96.00 credit from my 
Swagbucks ,with this I got two chairs for all of  $78.00 .  Then with standard  shipping, there was no charge to ship!  Love it!

Ordered the set of chairs  and the confirmation said,  "They should be delivered by the 28th of this month".  Great timing!   My plan is to put a  clear protective coat of gloss on both chairs.  I'm happy to say out of 58 reviews on the chairs,  46 said "They loved the chairs".   I plan on  making  some attractive slip covers for the cushions.  Outdoor fabric of course!  
Gives me a week to get the trellis built and set up.

Again, after searching for the perfect trellis I found they were really pricy.  For the design and custom built,  the pricing was way over  $500.00.   So far I've spent $13.00.
 I got to work designing my own.  
The photo below is the rather crude drawing of how I want the trellis to look.  It needs to be at least 5' wide and 6' tall,  to give us some privacy from the drive way.  
Went to my Home Depot and the nice man cut the wood to my measurements.  Had the 8' ,  2by4's sticking out of my sun roof as I drove them home.

While at  HD  I also picked up screws for the wood and  some heavy duty concrete screws to anchor the trellis to the front wall.  Then the two  8'  tall pieces will be sunk in the ground with cement.    Don't want high winds or a hurricane to blow it down.

The first coat of outdoor primer went on yesterday.  
For some reason the neighbors all stopped by to see what I was  up to now.  
They smile at me and my tools!

 Today, the paint go's on.  I just did not want to climb the ladder to do the priming and painting.  I can always go back once it's built to repair any chipping that may occur when it's built.  But then, I really do want the trellis to look old and very much used.  Chipping and dings are a good thing.

'Blaze of Glory' Climbing Rose'
was ordered from a gardening catalog yesterday.   This beauty should over take the trellis and stand out beautifully!
 It's the perfect time of year to plant my new rose in a very large pot and stand just beside the trellis.

 Today, the first coast of white paint will go on the trellis.  
Although I wanted to build the trellis myself,  I have  "Dan the handy man" coming on Tuesday to re set a few of the brick pavers that settled after our heavy rain.  I am going to have Dan put the trellis together and attach it to the concrete wall.  
More on the new patio soon!

This is all happening in perfect time, for my Sisters annual visit!  
I'm going to be so ready for her.  We both love to sit outside with our coffee. Is it a bit early to go get a few large pumpkins for the front of the house?  I have not seen any in the stores just yet.  Where is everyone  getting theirs?  I see them posted in so many blogs?  

 Time to get to work on this beautiful Sunday!

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Pondside said...

You are really quite incredible! When you've finished your place, please come up here and have a go at mine!
About 10 years ago, when we built a pergola, I painted the same way you are - so much easier when it's on the ground!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Omg Sandy! I love what you are doing with the front of your townhouse. It's looking so great! The trellis will be so beautiful with the new climbing rose. Great choice!

And have I told you I love the new look of your blog? I do!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

From what I see, it's going to look fantastic.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

This is really going to be so gorgeous. I love your plan. the chairs are great. Best of luck to ya!

Marilyn said...

Hi there.. I absolutely LOVE your blog.. Found ya via linky party over at Trendy Tree House and officially following ya with smiles.. Great creativity here.. So indulged.. I'm Marilyn via and I'd love for you to stop in sometime. Have a great Wednesday. : ))