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!