I have always loved houses with porches. There is something in them that hails back to a more romantic era when the patio was a place of conversation, fun and most of all a place to relax after a long day. Who can't drive by a house with a porch and want to sit back and have an iced tea. Ok, so I am a little obsessed with tea, but the fact of the matter is that porches can be such a wonderful place to relax while being outside. In my case I am able to watch my kiddos ride their bikes on the sidewalk or use sidewalk chalk all while in the comfort of my new little patio. Many of the pieces I have had for a while, but just rearranged, recovered and re potted this summer. I love sitting out here and have really enjoyed the change. I love it when people come over and say they wanted to stop at the porch and sit and relax. AHHH, I have succeeded. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and we can have a glass of tea together :)
I did a little post on the pallet table if you want to check it out here.
Here is a before picture. This is obviously from a different angle, but shows how it used to look.
I also made this little box to go by the front of the door to contain our shoe madness. I probably should have made it bigger, but it works for now!
I recovered the pillows I had with upholstery weight curtains that I found at a garage sale, score! I also wanted to use up fabric that I had, which made it fun to see what I could make.
I used stencils to add our name to the pillow. At least people will know if they are at the right house!
My favorite thing is that my hubby graciously hung up one of the windows I made on the front of our house. I was super excited and still love looking at it when I get home. Silly, I know.
Seriously, please come and visit. We can sit outside together and talk (as long as it is not 100 degrees outside in which case we can move inside where there is air conditioning)!
I love my new little space!