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
the shabby creek cottage
at the picket fence
french country cottage
not just a housewife