Once upon a time… there was a girl who dreamed of a beautiful southern-style porch. The type of porch where you could curl up with a good book and a glass of wine (okay, maybe this was a woman) and feel transported right to the pages of Southern Living magazine. Or perhaps, sip a cup of coffee as the early morning light streamed in. All while watching her children bicker frolic around the yard. Then, one day the handsome prince purchased a castle that had it’s very own porch for the girl/woman to call her own. Oh, how excited she was to live her dream! Behold…the porch of her….umm…err…dreams!
Yes, that’s genuine outdoor green wall to wall carpeting! The wicker furniture came with the castle too. Alas, the girl/woman had to use her patio furniture from her last castle, because the new castle had not a patio!
Fear not dear readers…for the girl/woman set forth with a plan. A plan that included banishing the old out-dated cushions for something more in keeping with her southern dreams! She covered the old cushions herself! And, after weeks of searching Ye Ol’ Craigslist…she found the perfect table and chairs! Not to mention, a corner cupboard! And then, the dream started to take shape!
The girl/woman knew that she would need to coat all wooden furniture with outdoor paint by Behr! And, was oh so joyous when she discovered the pretty wood floor under the wall to wall carpet. After months of very hard work the girl/woman, along with her trusty dog, were ready to sit down and enjoy that long awaited book/wine/coffee! She wished that she would have taken more pictures of that great day…but, she was just too exhausted and had the vapors or something!
That summer, the only picture that was taken was of Sir Philly, the dog. But not to fret…here are some shots of the porch dressed for Fall! Take notice of my recent Craigslist find, the bakers rack!
I feel that a screened porch is an extension of the home. I’ll always treat it like I do an interior space! Don’t you want to sit awhile and enjoy a nice book/wine/coffee?