Sunday, April 10, 2011

Porch Redo Part 2

I showed you pictures of my porch and as promised I would update you on the progress. I have gotten some really good ideas and have been on the hunt all weekend for things for my new makeover. We decided on ach  porch paint color, "Light Rattan" by Beher. Wow did things brighten up!
This is the first coat w/ no touch ups.. I think the dark furniture and the light brown rug will look great with this color.. I love how light and airy the space feels now. I think the red was weighting it down.
You can see last post here
Much better, don't you think?

I decided to go with this accent color. Blue was a great suggestion, but I wanted to incorporate some green because my living areas have green.. I wanted it to flow easily from indoor to outdoor. 
I found these pillows at Home Depot for $12 a piece... not a bad price.

Love the colors.. fits the bill perfectly. 
Then guess what I found at the thrift store today? He was $6 a bit pricey for a thrift find but glad I bought him..
Isn't he fabulous? I think so.. it is a vintage piece.
Perfect for the pillows. I love the chips and all. It turns out he is vintage which is all the better to me.
and I found this at Home Depot.. it is all metal for a price of $29, a pretty good price for all metal outdoor clocks.

and the perfect lamp shade for $3 at the thrift store. 
Thrift store white planter. $2.50
  maybe a pic, what do you think
I found this at Mom's house.. kinda did a trade out.. I found her a huge pic for above her couch of the hunt scene.. she is in love with it.. pics for later. It was a great find. I see I don't have it straight now. It is a kind of
plastic  which is perfect for outdoor and it was free, well kind of. Her pic cost me but it was only $17 w/ custom mat and it is a 30 x 30. Can you believe that.

A basket from the thrift store for $4.. not quite as large as I wanted but it will work somewhere.

I found some drapes I think will work, they are a little darker.. but that is all I am giving away right now. Definately will get the pvc cut for rods... thanks Allison. 
I can't move anything back to the porch for two three days.. so the wait is on. I think things are coming together nicely.. what do you think? Thinking about all of your suggestions, they are really good ones.. it gets me going!
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Hope it is sunny your way!

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Mary at Boogie Board Cottage.. you HAVE to see her blog this week! Adorable sheep is all I have to say 



Keetha Broyles said...

It's a lovely space whatever color you paint it!

Miss Char said...

Beverly, that change in color made a BIG!!!! difference. I bet you keep looking out the door with a smile over the change already.

And you did some great shopping this weekend, I need to get to work on opening my porch soon, thanks for the inspiration.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your paint color looks fabulous. The porch is wonderful and so many great accessories to use. I can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Your deck floor looks so pretty!! Love all the accessories you have chosen! I'm so excited I'm your 100th follower! Can't wait to see your finished porch!!

Miss Bloomers

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Your deck looks wonderful. What a difference a coat of paint can make! I love all the things you've accumulated, especially the clock, and am looking forward to the finished product.
x Sharon

♥ Miss Tea said...

love the new look, fresh and warm, i'm in love with the clock and other decorations you got there, so vintage and gorgeous!!

Susan @

♥ Miss Tea said...

and oh! im your newest follower from TypeA Bloggers Party and Hop, would love it if you could follow me back, thanks :)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a lovely transformation! Your porch looks so warm and inviting. I love the color scheme and all the pretty things your embellished it with. I'm your newest follower and I so hope you can stop by Cottage and Creek and visit back. Have a wonderful day.

Mary said...

I love your patio, it's great! I'm sitting here trying to stall because today I'm going de-weed and fix up the side yard. I'm going to post the before picture sometime soon and it'll be horrifying to look at to say the least! I'm hoping it will motivate me to finish it. Thank you for commemting on your blog about my sheep. I've been meaning to do that for years, but did't want fish through the Christmas boxes for them. This year I made sure they were within easy reach! Have a great week, Mary :O)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I'm glad I bounced back here. I really like the pillows you found, the fabric looks perfect. All of your thrift finds look like they are going to work really well, too.

Beth said...

LOVE the porch! :) Fantastic! I saw those pillows too at HD the other day and wanted to get them for new rockers for my front porch. I CANT wait for the day I have a screened porch!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Thanks guys.. got some new stuff for the porch today.. a new rug, so excited! Had to talk hubby into it. More pillows.. It is going to be comfy out there. Can't wait.. still waiting on paint to dry.. now I know why they used that saying to mean time is dragging..

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Can't wait to see the final look! I'm sure it will be awesomely beautiful. Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)