Every year about this time I get a bee in my bonnet and come up with grand plans to make my summer porch A.MA.ZING. And then I realize that my grand plans are not within my budget.
So I need to come up with more moderate plans. Ha!
So here is what I created using what I already have...
Because, truth be told, I love the bench that is already on my porch. My dad made it for me when I was a girl, and a couple of years ago, I spruced it up with a bit of aqua paint.
The thing is, after a piece of furniture sits outside for a while, it starts to get grimy.
Read more (and enter the giveaway) after the break...
So when Procter & Gamble asked me to try out their new Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro products, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
Here's the thing...I LOVE Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I swear by them. I first discovered how great they were about a decade ago when Boy One drew crayon art all down my Mother-In-Law's hallway. I took a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to that crayon, and it disappeared like it had never been there. I'm a bit of a clean freak, so when I find a product I love, I'm loyal to it. And I have used magic erasers ever since.
Check out how well they worked on the grimy bench...
I actually used them to clean up my porch furniture last year, but when I found out that these were new outdoor-strength magic erasers, I had to see them for myself. They work just as well as the original version, but they don't disintegrate as quickly. Which is great because I felt like I could clean more with them.
Of course, magic erasers don't work on everything, so I tried out the spray cleaner on my flower pot and it worked just as well.
You may remember this cute Tolix-style chair.
I was feeling so productive that I used the Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Magic Eraser to clean up it and three of its friends, so they could come in the house. They look great!
After my little cleaning frenzy, I got to work putting together the porch. It isn't much, but it looks pretty. The bench looks almost as good as new...the pretty pillows liven it up. I added a cute black lantern for personality and my pretty flower pot to finish the scene. It's so bright and cheerful it shouts "SUMMER"!
And because I was enjoying myself so much, I grabbed a few LED path lights and added them to the planter bed right by the front door. I love the "starburst" pattern they create at night. It seems so festive to me!
Over all, I would say my porch clean-up was a success!
If you are in need of some outdoor cleaning supplies to spruce up your house...you're in luck. The good people of Procter & Gamble have provided the same great cleaning supplies for me to give away to one lucky reader of The Shabby Nest along with a $50 Home Depot gift card to pick up any other necessities you may need!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. This giveaway will be open until Monday, June 10 at 11:59 PM. Good Luck!!
This post was sponsored by Procter & Gamble but all opinions expressed are 100% my own!