three season porch makeover

still enjoying the porch…

When I redid my three season porch a couple months ago I felt that the timing was off. It had taken me all summer to paint the ceiling, paint the walls, paint stripes on the floors, find furniture on Craigslist, hang some sheers, add some lighting and make some pillows. The cold weather came rolling…

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The three season porch is done!

My three season porch was originally my spring project. It then turned into my summer project. Since I just checked my calendar and summer ends in this house in three weeks I decided to show you the final results before summer if officially over.  If you remember back, this is what I started with… Since…

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hanging curtains with tension wire…

Curtains and curtain rods can be expensive. My porch is basically all windows so I knew I needed to be creative and practical when it came to hanging up some curtains. I wanted the look of one continuous wall of curtains times three. Ikea has the Dignitet system but I had no IKEA trips planned…

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curtain inspiration for the porch

Now that the floor on my porch is completed and the paintbrushes have been put away I’m moving on to my windows. The porch has old jalousied windows with screens. They let in the breeze but are hideous to look at. They never look clean no matter how hard I scrub. I won’t be replacing…

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Painting stripes on wood floors…

The plans for my porch all began with one idea in mind. Before I knew what colors I would use or what fabric I wanted for my pillows or even what furniture those pillows would be sitting on I knew one thing. The floor would be striped.  This is a high traffic area. We are…

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inspiration for my striped porch floors…

I’m not kidding when I say that I’m designing my entire porch around the floors. I saw this image a while back and I was smitten… source I decided on the gray and white floor with a blue ceiling color scheme pretty early on.  Now that the painting is almost done I can start thinking…

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paint the walls, check…

So my porch project is in full “get it done” mode. I stalled a bit when it came to the painting but now I’m ready to finish and actually begin enjoying this room! I’ve basically been painting in bits and pieces for three days straight and it is paying off.   The furniture was moved…

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the porch – not finished but still enjoyed…

I’ve been a little quiet about my porch project for a couple reasons. Well no, basically one reason. It’s been put on hold for a bit. Between unusually hot weather, then loads of rain, then end of school year chaos, as well as some surprise projects, the poor porch had to take a back seat.…

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my new porch furniture…

When I started giving my porch a little renovation I decided I was going to try to furnish it with all Craigslist, yard sales and antique store purchases. So far so good. For a total of $65 I bought a wicker sofa… a wicker chair… and a small mahogany table… Please pardon the graffiti on…

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