Wednesday, April 25, 2012

House tour, Porch

Here is the porch!  I'm still waiting on one little final touch, a outdoor bed for Olive to enjoy that matches the decor but I couldn't wait to share so I'll update you once it arrives.

I even set the table for you.

Or you could take a seat over here.

and for the little ones...

Some storage for shoes, toys and assorted junk.

I told you about staining the floor here.  The green chairs and table belonged to my grandparents on my father's side.  I remember sitting on them in their backyard.  I sprayed them my green and added the pillows for a little extra comfort.  The dining table and chairs belonged to my grandparents on my mother's side.  My parents got us the little table.  This porch was a family effort, I like that.

The storage cabinet was a Craigs list find that used to serve as our little guy's changing table.  I painted the front of the doors with chalkboard paint and switched out the knobs.  I use dollar store bins for toy storage which works out well.

I originally intended on getting one big rug for the space but that would have been big bucks.  So, then I thought ok I'll get two separate rugs that are the same.  I ordered the round one under the table and a matching rectangular one for under the chairs but they didn't match.  They were just enough different in color that they looked odd.  So I figured ok, I got a dud, I'll order another.  No dice.  Still didn't match so, I admitted defeat and picked another rug that compliments it.  I love the way it turned out.  A happy twist of fate.

I'm in love with that fern.  I've got a fern fixation at the moment.

So just to remind you, what once was this...

Is now this...

I love that its bright and happy and it is without a doubt my favorite space in our little home.

the shady porch
my uncommon slice of suburbia
between naps on the porch
delightful order
the shabby creek cottage
at the picket fence
french country cottage
not just a housewife


  1. Wow, I love it! The red and green make the space cheerful while relating it to the garden, and the dark floor and subdued carpets keep the space unified. You have such great taste :)

  2. Beautiful transformation! Love the combo color and all the little details you put on it! Enjoy it!

  3. love it and the colors you chose really liven it up. how did you do the floor? regular paint or garage floor paint?

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

    1. Thank you! We used Behr semi-transparent concrete stain in charcoal.

  4. Teresa,
    WOW with a capital W! My grandparents had the same porch chairs like yours and I smile whenever I see ones like them! Truly a room to enjoy all year long!
    dee dee

  5. Beautiful makeover!! I love your colors, so bright, crisp and cheery!

    I'm your newest follower :)
    Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  6. Wow! What a fabulous transformation!!! It's amazing how you took it from "Before" to such an amazing "After"!!! I love all the bright colors and the different seating areas!!! You and your family are going to be able to enjoy this area for a LONG time!!!!! Oh, the joy of an enclosed porch! PLEASE tell my husband we need one of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Love your patio. You did a fabulous job putting it all together. I love your colors!!! xo marlis

  8. What a wonderful space! I have that wonderful green color on my outdoor furniture cushions. It makes me happy and I can tell it makes you happy too. You did a wonderful job transforming this space into something you all will enjoy so often.

  9. What beautiful porch you have. I love all the bright green furniture.

  10. What a bright, fresh and fun space! I love the colors you chose - such a fun and pretty room!

  11. Teresa this is a great and very fresh patio! I love it! And I also love the view of the garden! So, since you set the table for us, I'm coming over with my kids! They're gonna love the slide! lol!
    Have a great Sunday!
    P.S.: just followed!

  12. This is so pretty! I love that apple green and the combination of other bright colors. The green chairs are my faves--my parents have some just like those.

  13. I love the green, I have four chairs like that that were given to us, I'll have to paint them that green! You have one lovely porch! I'm also your newest follower!


  14. It's so lovely and all ready for summer! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!


  15. i love the vibrant colors out here. i'd be out here allllll the time!

  16. Love the cheery colors, what a great space to live the summer in. I'm just happy looking at it.

  17. What a great porch and lovely tribute to your grandparents! Filled with many wonderful memories. And I adore that you spray painted the chairs green and topped them off with some bright red cushions!



  18. I LOVE the fun bright colors! What an amazing space :)

  19. Teresa,

    This is absolutely AMAZING! I love your colors and the clean lines! Where did you get the striped fabric....I love it!


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  21. Can you share the color of green that you used on the metal chairs? I love it!


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