Have you been dying to know how I've been spending my last week? Okay, maybe not dying to know, but perhaps interested? I have been working very very hard on our porch. I posted a little about our porch here. It is a fabulous porch. Warm in the winter and screened in for the summer. South facing, so a greenhouse to start plants. Only it needed a little love. There's been three changes. I'll start with the before pictures, leaving you full of suspense for the after shots.
1) The windows, door and bottom panels all came out, so there's floor to ceiling screens now. My husband and dad did this part. The widows will go back in come fall for the winter.
Here's the before.
And now, drum roll please...this was a ton of work...
Here's our new sun porch!!!! And what's cool is every.single.thing. pictured in this room is second hand/thrifted/found on the side of the road or a garage sale. Craigslist rocker. Thrift store bead maze. Free chair from friends. Free patio set found on the side of the road with cushions/pillows handmade. Rugs from friends. Craigslist rockers. Handmade toys. Even thrifted sap buckets holding my geraniums on the porch. I love a medley of things that don't really belong together merging into perfect harmony.
What's a relieve is the floor isn't too bad. Of course after a ton of cleaning.It's worn in, not perfect, but good enough for now. And how about our new rug?!
And what's grand is you spin around and there's still room enough on this porch for our dining area. We didn't eat out here before. Not with an 11 month old throwing items on the carpet repetitvely. Now we have the hard woodfloor, we're out there for every meal.
And here's some homemades: punched pie plate tins by me, punched framed copper art by me (barnboard frame by the BOG), basket by my mother in law, quilt by me, bottles found by the BOG scuba diving.
But, what makes this porch fantastic is the childhood memories in the making. It was actually this sunporch that I used to run by daily, dreaming of what it would be like to have children running around on it. Dreams do come true...
And there's no other place I'd rather serve father's day breakfast, that's for sure.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wow - I love our porch!ReplyDelete
WOW is right this is fantastic I could not imagine a better job and look. I would be out there all the time. The kids are going to have fantastic memories of that porch and so are you. I love the way you filled it with cheap or free things it is awesome. Good luck on the sale. BReplyDelete
This is so beautiful and SOOOOOOO amazing! Good work! Looks like a lovely place to hang out.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Oh my gosh, it's so cute!!! I love that you filled it with all secondhand pieces. You never would know that by looking at it! I love the big braided rug; it fits in perfectly. How neat that you can take the windows off and put screens up. I am quite envious of your perfect little space :)ReplyDelete
Wow!! Awesome job on the porch! I love that you re-opened it up with screening. I have a screened-in porch of the side of our house and it's absolutely blissful to sit out there. Glad to see you are enjoying yours too!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful area for everyone to enjoy! Great job!! :)ReplyDelete
LOVE!!! I am so jealous, it looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! You really did a great job over there! Now i really want our porch to have a total makeover. I know you are really enjoying the space now and how it looks. I would be enjoying it too and will be spending a lot of time in that screened porch of yours. All the hardwork really paid off.ReplyDelete
From an empty room, you turned your screen porch into a wonderful one. I like how you filled the room with fancy furniture. Have you already decorated the place for the holidays? It would be fun to spend Christmas Eve here: Eating with the whole family, giving gifts to your loved ones, and bonding with one another. You will definitely have a merry celebration!ReplyDelete
Leah Clay @ VanderLaan Home Improvement
Great job! I have done those kinds of things too- thrifted that all comes together great!ReplyDelete