I have a dirty little secret. We have a screened in porch and it is probably the most neglected area of our house. As of lately I have gotten the itch to redecorate it because it is a great little area we should use more often. I am going to share some pictures because we are all friends here but please don’t judge this sad little area of our house.
Let’s start with some pretty pictures before we get to my sad porch. These two photos are my inspiration for sprucing things up. I like the pops of color with the clean and fresh back drop. Plus I really dig the light fixtures in both.
Here is our neglected porch. Currently it serves as a storage porch for Sterling’s toys and our recycling bins. Don’t be jealous of the sweet horse my parents cleaned out of their attic and brought to us.
A few thoughts. I plan to paint the rocking chairs a glossy white. And add some bright cushions. I love Trina Turk’s Outdoor Fabric choices. I just can’t decide if I want a pattern or solid color.
I am pretty sure I am going to paint the floors this dark charcoal color: Downpipe by Farrow and Ball- Thanks to WayWay for introducing me to this fab color. I like the idea of glossy white furniture with dark charcoal floors.
I am also thinking about painting my Bamboo pots a glossy white and will use them as small tables or put some cool green plants in them.
Sterling loves hanging out on the porch so it needs to be kid friendly. What are your thoughts? Any other ideas?
Oh and our neighbors found this beauty in their backyard yesterday, Lord help us. You know I am going to be dreaming about snakes tonight. Snakes are my numero uno fear (well besides sharks and flying), so I am freaking out!
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