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Front Porch Makeover Using Chalk Decorative Paint

 

This Front Porch Makeover Using Chalk Decorative Paint has been sponsored by Behr Paint Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We use our porch year-round here in Los Angeles, and ours needed a little … refresh. To stay on budget, I used a mix of new furniture and updated some furniture we already owned. I purchased a new bench for my husband and me to sit on, as well as a new water table for the twins to play with, but we already owned a couple of children’s chairs (they’re actually our chairs from when we were kids) that simply needed a fresh coat of paint, as well as a wooden bar cart that was pretty uninspired in its raw wood state. I just knew that some color would perk it up! The bar cart has several hard to reach places, so I was super excited to see that BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint is now available as a spray aerosol!   

Front Porch Makeover // Salty Canary

Front Porch Makeover Using Chalk Decorative Paint

Ok, so here’s what the porch looked like before. Empty. Nothing welcoming, cozy, or even cohesive. 

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So the first thing I did was go online and order BEHR® Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint from HomeDepot.com for a pickup in-store. I ordered two cans of BEHR® Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint in Classic Noir for the bar cart, as well as one can of BEHR® Paint in Surf and one can of BEHR® Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint in Tin White for each of the little kid’s chairs.

Doing an online order for pickup at Home Depot is super easy with spray paint! With twin toddlers, I don’t have a lot of time to wait around in the paint department trying to find someone to unlock the spray paint cabinet but with my online order, I simply walked into the store to the Pickup Lockers, typed in my key code, signed the receipt, the locker opened, I took my bag, and left! It seriously took me 5 minutes! To purchase BEHR® Paint at a Home Depot, use the store locator to find your nearest Home Depot.

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Next, my husband painted the bar cart and the children’s chairs. (He did it because I was pregnant and I chose to stay away from the paint fumes, not because I couldn’t do it myself.) 

Front Porch Makeover // Salty Canary

BEHR Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint was great to use on these items because of its easy application. No primer is needed, and it has great adhesion on almost all surfaces. Plus, it offers great coverage over new or previously coated surfaces. And I love that it dries to a velvety soft-touch finish. Plus, all of these pieces of furniture were very intricate with lots of different surfaces—so using a spray aerosol to paint them was SO much easier than using a can of paint and a paintbrush!

Then, I added a few final details. To complete the front porch makeover, I put out a new doormat, a couple of new outdoor pillows, and planted some new plants in pots and planters I already owned. 

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Here are a few links to some similar doormats I like as well:

 

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We’re definitely looking forward to sitting outside and enjoying a couple of glasses of peach thyme limeade while the kiddos play with their water table or bubble machine! 
BEHR® Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint

Again, I purchased the BEHR Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint from HomeDepot.com for in-store pickup and it could not have been any easier!

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Let’s look at a couple of side-by-side before-and-after photos!

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It’s amazing what a few cans of BEHR Chalk Decorative Aerosol Paint, a new doormat, a couple of new pillows, and some new plants can do to perk up a front porch! We can’t wait to spend more time out here as a family! 

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