Our Spring Porch Refresh (Amy’s New Home)

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I recently gave you all an update on the progress we’ve made inside our home over the nine months we’ve lived here,  but now that we’ve had a bit of nice weather I have started to turn my attention to the exterior of the home. This week I completed a quick refresh of our front porch with some new chairs and the help of my trusty HomeRight paint sprayer.


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I love that in this house we have a front porch, it fits perfectly with the home’s craftsman style. Since we have yet to complete the deck on the back of the home, this is our primary outside area. It’s the place where my husband and I sat every evening last summer after we’d completed unpacking to recover from the day, catch up and watch the sun go down.



Here is a “before” picture, and don’t mind the landscaping we still have much work to do in that regard. When we moved in, I put the set of furniture we’d had on our screen porch in our rental home out here to tide us over until we knew what we wanted out here. That set was fine (a small loveseat, two chairs, and a coffee table), but since my husband and I are the ones that primarily use this space I decided to go with two larger and more comfortable chairs.



It is now the perfect place for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine; I love the new chairs I got to go out here especially that they have gray undertones to match the house. Last week I sold our old set on facebook marketplace– it was gone within an hour –and these were delivered the next day so it certainly was a fast refresh.



I needed some accessories to complete the space so I went through our garage to see what I could repurpose, we’ve had a few things tucked away that I knew I could give a new life. They just needed to be painted, paint makes everything so much better.



I’ve had these garden urns for several years but they were definitely looking worse for wear. Since I had several pieces I wanted to paint, I popped open my HomeRight spray shelter (it literally does just pop open, a small version is available on Amazon here) in our garage. I filled up my Super FinishMax with some off the shelf black semi-gloss paint and got to work refreshing these urns.



I have used spray paint in the past for projects like these but I have to say the Rustoleum Painters Touch paint worked much better. It gave a much thicker, more durable coating and the pieces looked brand new with just one quick coat. Using the sprayer went so much faster than spray paint and I used half a can of paint vs. buying multiple cans of spray paint.



Next up I refreshed this small outdoor table we’ve had for years. We’d been using it to pile stuff on it in the garage when I decided to see how it looked with a coat of paint. I have done a lot of painting projects and I have to say this was truly a “power of paint” type thing–it looked brand new once I sprayed it with the black paint! I love it now, it is the perfect spot to set a cup of coffee down on between the two chairs.



Here is an in-between picture to show you how the paint went on. Look how well it turned out, spraying the paint on gives it a hard, durable finish with no brush strokes. You can see the finished result below.



While I was in the painting mode, I knew the time had come to change the color of this lantern. I found this at HomeGoods and always figured at some point the green would need to go, it didn’t match our current decor. Painting this with a brush would have taken hours, instead, with the Super FinishMax it just took a few minutes.



I added some ferns to the newly painted urns once they were dry and it instantly felt like spring out here. I can’t believe how quickly this space came together with a few quick updates and some paint. In less than 30 minutes I had all this painting done and I didn’t even have to go to the store to buy more spray paint! I love how it turned out and I know we’ll enjoy this night after night all summer long.


~Porch Sources~

Gray Farmhouse Rattan Chairs ($15o for two!)

Rug (Also available in blue HERE)

Gray Cushions

Black & White Pillows

Now, for the fun part–I get to giveaway a HomeRight Super FinishMax! This is probably my favorite DIY tool, not only did I use it in my last home to repaint my kitchen cabinets (that was a chore but my kitchen looked amazing, the how-to post HERE and the reveal post HERE) but I have also stained a deck and we’ve redone countless pieces of furniture with the HomeRight sprayers. If you don’t already have one, enter below to try to win one, or you can purchase your own at the link below. I know you will love it!



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  1. Lynne Beattie says

    Love what you have done on the porch. Just perfect – not overdone as some bloggers tend to do! Enjoy!

  2. Me, please!!! 🙂 I have lots of little projects like these around the house to refinish. The sprayer would be put to good use!!

  3. Liz randal says

    Amy, would this sprayer be good to use to paint a dresser? If so, would the tent be a good idea (seems so) and how would I keep the inside of the drawers from getting painted? Thanks!

  4. I have been eying that sprayer for several blog posts. Looks great.

  5. It looks awesome!!

  6. What a wonderful giveaway! You’ve certainly put that sprayer to good use here. Your porch looks wonderful and ready for pretty weather! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  7. Rebecca Welsh says

    Very well done! I’m inspired!

  8. Thanks for sharing your porch refresh ! i love to fill myporch with fresh flowers and plants . i have a bench on the porch which i would love to paint with a sprayer and my daughter just bought a bungalow house that was built in 1926 lots to be done there. im headed over the check out the kitchen cabinet post right now thinking that sprayer could save alot of cabinet hand painting and make them look so much b etter. tight funds at her house she decided to go to nursing school at 37 so she could take care ofher two boys.

  9. Ashleigh Hall says

    I would love to paint our patio furniture to freshen it up since it is almost 7 years old!

  10. So many project I could do with this sprayer.

  11. Kendr nay says

    I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the give away.

  12. I sure need the paint sprayer! For both my daughter’s kitchens and a whole assortment of items that I’ve set aside to be painted.
    Thank you for all your creativity!

  13. tammie N. says

    There are so many things i’d love to paint with a sprayer. your porch looks great!

  14. I want to spray paint everything and my husband insists on brushing.. streaky with brush lines. help me solve this marital dilemma!!

  15. I love the black and white theme! So simple yet fresh and inviting!

  16. I have so many things to paint; this would be a tremendous help!

  17. Shannon Long says

    We are in the process of building a screened porch on the back of our house. I have so many things to refurbish to decorate this space. The sprayer would really help! By the way your porch looks wonderful!

  18. loving the evolution of your new home!

  19. I would love to tackle a wooden bench that we have in the backyard.

  20. I would like to give new life to Adirondack chairs on our back deck.

  21. Love the black!! I tend to always want a ‘color’ and forget how black can really pull things together. I have a multiple door refinishing project I’m doing and definitely need to try a sprayer! Great post😊

  22. Maria A Miller says

    You have given me the courage to paint several pieces of outdoor furniture and this sprayer would make the job a cinch! ThANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT IDEAS…YOU INSPIRE ME!!!

  23. Always impressed by what you ladies do! thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Beautiful porch. I am so ready for spring!! You have inspired me. I sure could use the sprayer to fancy up my place.

  25. Linda Warner says

    I have some containers I’d like to paint white to reuse, cookie tins and such. On a larger scale, we should repaint a red tire swing and an outdoor iron table.

  26. LOVE repurposed furniture. Really nice job and I love the simplicity of it all

  27. Hi Amy. I love your porch, and the lovely color of your front door. Would you mind sharing the paint color. Thank you. Lynn

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