Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Updating the Porch

Before I redid the dining room, and before it was consistently 90+ degrees outside everyday, I tackled my screened porch to give it a more roomy feel and brighten up the space. It needed paint - floor to ceiling, and new furniture. Here are some before of the paint chipping and a few right before painting...

The ceiling was painted Atmospheric Blue by Sherwin Williams.  I paid $10 for a quart of paint for the ceiling and a quart for the woodwork.  I spent $6 for the cement paint.

 After painting it was time to accessorize.  The old furniture needed to be taken to the dump so I found this set at Bed Bath and Beyond for $299.
 After assembling it all with an allen wrench (bleh) I had a porch full of new furniture that didn't cost a fortune!

I also bought this pair of panels from Big Lots for $15.  

I added this fabric from Wal-Mart, which cost me $10.00.  I added it to the bottom of the panels and made some cute throw pillows with the leftover fabric. 
 Here are some after pictures!

I love the feel of my freshly painted porch.  Now I can sit out here and relax, when it isn't 100 degrees out, of course!

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  1. Fantastic! You and your daughter so remind me of my Mom and Mom lives 10 hours away though. But when we are together, it is awesome, we just create and decorate together like nothing:) Thanks so much for joining in...nice to meet you and look forward to seeing you again. Debbie

  2. Oh it turned out gorgeous. I love it. Your furniture is beautiful and the curtains are such a great touch. I really do like the look. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  3. Great porch! I love a covered porch, I miss the one I had. I love what you did. The furniture looks very comfy and porches are always great with blue ceilings!

  4. Great job.....OH now if it would only cool off!!! What a great deal on the furniture! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.