I love porches. I may have told you about my love for porches before. My favorite ride is to go around looking at people’s porches. So if you see me driving slowly in your neighborhood, I’m only admiring your porch.
Well, I have neglected my porch for the past couple of years. My chair cushions have faded and my swing cushion was dirty and had mildewed where I had left it in the swing all winter.
Well, this year I decided to do something about all that. I decided my porch furniture needed new cushions and the whole thing needed an uplift.
So, I took the swing cushion out in the yard and I scrubbed it with everything I could think of. I used oxyclean and bleach, thinking that should make it really clean and bright. NOT, I think it looked worse than before I touched it.
Then I decided I would get some fabric and cover the cushion. I bought my fabric and I couldn’t wait to get home and start ripping that cushion cover off. Well, when I did the stuffing inside was as bad as the cover, so I decided covering that dirty mess was not an option.
So, it was back to the fabric store to get new cushioning to cover. As luck would have it the store didn’t have enough on hand to make my cushion. I decided not to be outdone by something like a swing cushion, I was determined to have my swing fixed up, so I decided to buy the swing I fell in love with earlier this spring. Even that was a trip and a half, but after trying three different stores, I finally found it.
In my effort to spruce up my porch, I decided to get some different colors to paint the trim on my porch. So, I have been painting a little each day. However, lately the wind has been so strong it blows the paint right out of my brush.
But, ain’t nothin’ gonna stop me now, I’m beginning to see the light and will soon be finished so I can sit and enjoy my porch this summer.
Of course about the time I get ready to sit out there, it will be mosquito season and the weather will be about 95º and I will have to get in my air conditioned car and drive by my house and admire my own porch.