I finished our little screen porch makeover!
I wanted to update the porch using elements from the inside living space to better connect the rooms.
Here’s the inspiration board I put together for the porch. Putting together a board helps me stay on task when I’m making over a space, as you’ll see, I allow myself wiggle room when putting things together, but overall I stick with the plan! (HERE is the info. on the items on the board)
The first thing I did was pick out a Behr Paint color for the drop leaf table (with a little help from my friends at Behr). The table had to stay. I love her character and she folds out to accommodate 6 for dinner! (HERE is the post about the gorgeous Behr Paint color!)
After researching floor options and deciding that for now, they were all outside of my budget, I decided to try whitewashing the old deck floor. While picking up the paint for the table at Home Depot, I talked to a helpful paint specialist about the Behr Semi Transparent Stain…HERE is the post all about this easy whitewashing technique ~
I had some of the Behr Semi Transparent Stain left over so I did a little whitewashing on the rails…I love the way just a little stain brightened up the space…HERE is the post about whitewashing the rails~
My easy DIY Grapevine Orb Light was a fun project…(HERE)
The light blends with the outdoor feel of the room…
And it makes such a dreamy glow at night and in the early mornings when we are up before the sun having our coffee and quiet time! (The DIY light is HERE)
The makeover was on a small budget but I did order a couple of key pieces that I truly love…
First this Terra Cotta Whitewashed Garden Stool from The Home Depot Online… I absolutely LOVE this piece! We use it between our comfy chairs and it’s perfect! The finish is absolutely dreamy, I actually keep thinking of places I could use it in other rooms! (the chairs are swivel rockers, Martha Stewart- from the Home Depot!) (find the Garden Stool HERE)
The other thing I ordered was the scrumptious rug. I got it from Overstock and if you’ve never ordered from there…ya gotta! They are really less expensive and have a HUGE variety of all-things-home and their shipping is super quick! The rug was my inspiration for everything else and honest guys…I’ve never loved a rug more 🙂 (Here’s the rug)
The clock on my inspiration board was great but it was $80.00! Even the less expensive ones I found were out of my budget because I was out of pennies! So I made this one from old pallet wood – it was the easiest clock EVER! (Clock Tutorial HERE)
The porch came together on a smallish budget and although The Husband growled a little when I told him my plan to make over the porch, he TOTALLY loves it!
I mean loves it so much he’s said lots of times…“I”m glad you did all this to the porch”… score!
I added a chippy bench from the bedroom…it’s a nice place for plants and when someone comes over I just sit the plants on the floor and the bench is perfect for extra seating! (We thought about an outdoor love set here but I didn’t want to bscure the view!)
We have coffee out here in the early mornings and several evenings a week we have dinner on the porch!
Oh, and isn’t that a beautiful planter!? It’s from Target~
Here’s the view towards the inside of the house…and in this photo you can see my little DIY Succulent Wreath...she’s ever-so- happy on the porch 🙂
Here’s a before and after…
It’s so much fun to work on an outdoor project after a long winter!
Here’s the screen porch this spring…(2015)
Do you have an outdoor area that you love? What makes it special?
Sending you outdoor love today my friends ~ xo
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