Hi everyone. Hope your weekend was great. We made a quick trip to my parents house in the country and celebrated our first Canadian Thanksgiving with our new friends from Canada! So, yay for 2 thanksgivings this year!! And, I feel so cultured and full. ; )
I finished our porch makeover just in time to enjoy my favorite season in the whole wide world! Fall y’all. I have a bunch of pictures to show you so if you want to see the before shots, go here.
And here’s just a reminder of the beautiful image that inspired me. LOVE it.
|(via Apartment Therapy)
Okay without further ado: Infinity pictures of our porch!
The criss cross detail under the glass is just too cool to let blend in with anything else. I love this table.
The ceiling was painted with SW Rainwashed and really helped to lighten
the space. When you’re painting outdoor areas that are old and chippy,
its best to use a flat paint finish because the glossier sheens reflect
light on all of the imperfections in an old house. **the more you know**
We already had the outdoor rug in the attic so while its not exactly
what I would have picked for this space, I’m happy to have it. Here’s something similar.
As I said in my “before” post, I sold 2 of the 4 lounge chairs we had out here and recovered and sprayed the ones we kept. I used a bronze paint and recovered the chairs in a soft, neutral fabric that can still work when I change with pillows and blankets.
I’m slowly switching my indoor pillow inserts with feather pillow forms so I used my older pillow forms to make some outdoor pillows. The plaid one was made from the target rug that used to be in our bathroom, the green was left over fabric I got from my gran and the splotchy cover was an ikea buffalo check that I dyed then bleached. The 2 chairs fit perfectly on this wall and create such a great sitting area perfectly positioned down wind from our giant fan.
On the other side of the porch, next to our giant fan, (side note: if you live in cooler climates, here’s a round up of patio heaters via Globo Surf that may better suit your needs) is the book shelf that came with the rest of the furniture. WHAT A SCORE?!? It all makes me so happy! I went back and forth on whether this should be painted or not. Do I want it to stand out or do I want it to kind of fade in and let the awesome plants do the talkin’? I realize this is not that serious.. I decided to leave it for now, I like how this space is neutral.
The pencil cactus under the fan was a garage sale buy. It was $10 and about 2 feet taller. I cut it down and saved the clippings. Hopefully I can root them and give pieces away for Christmas gifts. Must resist urge to water…
I mean, how cool is this table?!
On the wall, I painted frame grey (which was actually the trim from our front door that we redid) and changed the tray from here. The green hook was from IKEA maybe 2 springs ago. I love it and should have bought more.
So that’s it! Our new back porch. I’m so happy with the changes and feel like we’ll get a lot more use out of it now. It’s hard to think back to 8 years ago when this was a tiny, dark, enclosed room. Much improved. If I left anything out or you have any questions, just ask!
Thanks for reading, friends!
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