Low Budget Porch Decor

6 Materials
4 Hours

Stop!!! Don’t throw your old furniture, use them to embellished your porch instead. With two old Rocking chairs and a wood leader from the old kids playground. My porch looks pretty, fresh and functional.

Two rockers = bench

i have made a bench with a porch rockers that I ve got for free from my neighbors. Basically, you can use any wood chairs if your porch is covered. To do that:

  1. remove the Back and the arms of each side of the chief, to have a kind of a one arm and one back support in each chair. For example leave the right side of one chair and the Left sid of the other.

Remove the rockers from the legs all four of them.


Connect the Middle legs together with screws.

Bench supplies

You’ll need 3 wood boards To make a chair back. I measured the hight and the length I wanted to do so. But you can design it as you desire. For example, two boardS or fours instead of 3. Really up to you. Then I screwed them firmly to the existing chair back frame.


You can see in the picture the boards installed.

This is the result. As I mentioned before, you can use any wood chairs for this project. As soon as it’s protected from the rain.

Ladder decor

i took in part my kids old playground for a new one and it has a ladder made with a good outdoor wood. I used outdoor stain protector. I had three old plastic planters. I made two holes each side.

Ladder decor

with a tape I made some painting on them to refresh the look.

i had a robe in my shed so I used it to hang the planters. Just insert the rope through the holes that I made before.

I had some plants in my backyard that I reused Them inside the planters, or you can buy something more flowery and happy for that.

I reused my old rugs as a welcome mate. By the way, those rugs were really bothering me inside the house. So was a win win situation.

that’s set. My decor was done in one day. Easy wheezy, lemon squeeze!!

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2 questions
  • Jane
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Very cute! I wonder if it would have worked as a double rocking chair?

    • Hinda
      on Jul 26, 2020

      Thank you so much I’m happy you liked it. I love benches and those rockers were perfect for my project. There are thousands of ideas you can do but I think when you need something you really dig very deep in you brain to find a solution 😊

  • Dpbeee2
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Do they still rock?

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  • Mary Boger
    Mary Boger
    on Aug 8, 2020

    Looking good! Would be a nice look also for cabin or cottage.

    • Hinda
      on Aug 11, 2020

      l totally agree. This will be perfect. Thank you

  • Robin m
    Robin m
    on Aug 15, 2020

    How can u not like this adorable door step, and a great no budget! Awesome!

    • Hinda
      on Aug 17, 2020

      Aw thank you so much my dear, Happy you liked it.

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