Front Porch Chairs

Porch Chairs1 Our house has a nice covered front porch.  We did not have a porch at our first home, so I had no furniture or decor to use when we moved last year.  I started looking for inspiration pictures last year.  Our house is very symmetrical, so I am sticking with that overall theme on the porch as well.  After deciding to paint the front door red, I came across this photo on Hometalk that gave me the feel I was looking for.Front Porch Inspiration Until seeing this picture, I had not considered wicker.  It always seemed like standard 80’s sunroom decor to me.  But seeing this fun red take on wicker chairs made me rethink my previous judgment.

I began scouring Craigslist for four chairs.  Wicker chairs in a set of four are not terribly common, but I eventually came across a dining set with chairs that looked just right for my vision.  I liked the high fan-shaped backs, the loose weave of the wicker so that the red color isn’t overwhelming, and the fact that the chairs have arms.

Porch Chair BeforeI used Rustoleum automotive spray primer and Paprika spray paint in a satin finish.  I considered going back over the chairs with the front door paint using a brush, but the Paprika color was so close to the door color that I felt it unnecessary.  The door color is Burning Bush by Olympic, which I had color-matched at Sherwin Williams.  Now I just need to get around to painting the shutters navy.Porch Chairs3Porch Chairs2

For comparison, here is what the house looked like right before we closed last February and the current picture again:

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