Monday, June 21, 2010
Hi everyone! It’s the first day of summer and the porch is ready for us to enjoy (although it’s so hot already we only go out in the early morning and after 7pm)! I’m participating in Rhondi's Third Annual Porch Party so be sure to stop by her blog to visit all the other people participating.
My screened porch is divided into a dining area and seating area.
This is the seating area (the fireplace that’s usually here in the winter is in storage until we need it up here).
This is where I have my coffee every morning! That’s an old Shabby Chic curtain on the chaise – I just love the soft blue roses!
We used plumbing pipes for curtain rods. The curtains are old ones that I used to hang in my living room in the summer. They were out here last year too. They have an apple green stripe on one side so I just turned them around and folded the stripe to the back since I wanted them to look all white this year.
Some details. Found the shell shadowbox at Goodwill last year, made the shell coasters, the blue glass votives are from Winn Dixie from about 9 years ago, and the large shell is from Goodwill.
The loveseat and coffee table.
The driftwood sculpture is actually a driftwood and shell garland from TJ Maxx that I jumbled up!
Now for the dining area.
Yes, I had to get rid of my cute cottagey painted chairs! One day my husband sat down and…CRACK…one of the seats split in two. Everyone liked this set because the chairs rock and swivel (and the price was right)! The fourth chair is in the seating area.
I made that sign a few years ago from an old fence board.
“Paradise Found” because we love our screened porch!
I made the shelled birdhouse.
I just took a wooden birdhouse that I got at the Dollar Tree a few years ago and just starting hot gluing the shells to it.
I also made this shell top for my apothecary jar.
I just hot glued some shells to the top. I also made that shell ball last year. They’re selling these for $6.99 at TJ Maxx!!
I didn’t make this shelled heart but it would be easy enough to do!
The fountain. It’s lovely to turn it on in the morning when I’m having my coffee. The sound of the running water and the tweeting of the birds is really a nice way to start the day!
Some random shots.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the tour of my screened porch! It’s one of my favorite rooms in my home!
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