New Patio Chairs and a fun Pillow

July 7, 2014 by 26 Comments

We have our front porch back! I’m so relieved!  I mentioned to you about the bird nest here, the birds hatched about 2 or 3 weeks ago and flew off however, some scissortail birds made this their permanent home and there was lots of traffic and as you can imagine, lots of bird poop too. I was so annoyed by going out there daily and cleaning up the mess.  Now it is all cleaned up and scrubbed down and hubby put up some bird deterrent strips by our front porch hoping to cut down on the bird visits.

front porch

When everything appeared to be under control, I was so excited to create this relaxing and welcoming spot on our front porch. I found the chairs on clearance at Costco,  a 2-pack for $39.99 and the chair cushions were purchased at Walmart, also on clearance. The pillows are reversible, which I like.  Looking at the picture, I realized something was missing and decided to whip up a quick toss pillow for one of the chairs for a little more color and interest.  The bricks of the house are really dark, the only way to wake them up is to pop something white against them.  Can you believe my fireplace used to be that dark?   I’m so happy I painted it.

Patio Pillow 1

I found a piece of burlap in my stash, cut it to the size of the pillow form and traced a set of numbers on it.  Then I reached for my little stencil dabber and some green acrylic paint and dabbed on some happy dots.

Patio Pillow 2

I finished sewing the piece of fabric and created an envelope style closure for this easy pillow project.  The whole thing took me less than an hour to complete, may be a little longer counting the drying time of the painted dots.

Patio Pillow

Yes, in case you are wondering, 9811 is our house number.


Just a thought, a hand painted pillow like this one  would make an excellent housewarming gift too.

front porch 2

I’m off to find a couple more plants for my pots, they are looking a little tired these days.  I hope you have a super week ahead!

Thank you for visiting!



savvy southern style

between naps on the porch

jennifer rizzo


26 Responses to “New Patio Chairs and a fun Pillow”
  1. Christine says:

    I love that Moni….I never knew about stencil dabbers….pinnedd!!! xoxoxo Christine

  2. Stacey says:

    I absolutely love the apple green cushions and your adorable pillow. 🙂

  3. Donnamae says:

    Cute sitting area…and what a great idea…an address pillow! 😉

  4. OMG Moni your pillow is adorable! I am pinning for future inspiration. Love it!

  5. What a cute and colorful space you have created! It is just adorable. Those sweet little birds can be so annoying. We get them right by our front door and the mother bird dives at our heads as we go in and out! I should get some of those bird deterrent strips too.

  6. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says:

    I love the color choice! What a great pillow….love it!

  7. Love the pillow and the color! Pinning.

  8. Ann Krucek says:

    Your porch looks great, I love the seat cushions. The pillow you created is the perfect touch!! Cute idea with your address!!

  9. Oh I love it, what an inviting spot to sit and relax and the pillow is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  10. Your front porch is PERFECT!!! I love the new additions, especially the pop of apple green! XO, Aimee

  11. Jenna says:

    What a great idea Moni! I love the way your pillow looks and never would have guessed it was painted burlap! I must get a stencil dabber, I have painted dots on burlap and it’s not easy, do you get the dabber at a craft store? Your porch looks charming and breezy~ I used to have birds nest in the wreaths I would put on the front door so now I don’t hang anything with a “nesting” place 🙂

  12. Susan says:

    Your porch is very welcoming. Love the green pillow cushions and the house number pillow is adorable. Clever idea! I have not seen those stencil dabbers before. I will have to look for them the next time I go to my craft store.

  13. Karie says:

    What a beautiful and tranquil outdoor seating area. Love the chairs and the pillow is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  14. I LOVE the pillow! So crafty and looks easy or the DIY wannabes like myself! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Moni this is such a nice way to decorate your porch. The pillow is wonderful! I am so happy you joined the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog ♥

  16. martina says:

    Moni your chair cushions are so pretty and I LOVE the pillows you made…so cute!!

  17. Such a cute way to display your address! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  18. Kristine says:

    Your pillow is adorable. What a fun, cute ideas! I think I am going to try this with the kiddos. They learned how to sew pillows and I think they will love being able to personalize them with paint.

  19. Oh my goodness! Love this super quick and fun pillow! It would look awesome on our front porch!

    Tomorrow morning is my Show-Licious Party! I’d love for you to link to and show off your awesomeness!

    ~ Ashley

  20. Hi Moni! I’m visiting from the I Heart Nap Time link up. I love the pillow with your address on it! What a unique way to display your house number. I love the polka dots!

  21. Your chairs and the pillow are adorable. I just love the colors. Wanted to let you know that it will be featured at The Scoop this coming Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

  22. Kathy says:

    So pretty and I’m sure you w I’ll enjoy relaxing out there.

  23. Megan says:

    The porch looks great, especially the pillow! I love the color combo and the polka dots! It’s all so cheerful and welcoming!

  24. Jen says:

    Love the porch …looks great!
    I have the exact cushions for my porch & I love that they are reversible!

  25. Love this idea, Moni! Your pillow is darling and so eye-catching. Thank you for sharing it at Grace at Home–I’m featuring you this week!

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