Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Screened in Porch Reveal


I am so excited to finally share my finished (or nearly finished) screened in porch project with you. I put up posts of the porch before and after we painted the floor a couple of post ago. You can see them here
http://southernhomesweethome.blogspot.com/2011/04/porch-finds.html
and here
http://southernhomesweethome.blogspot.com/2011/04/porch-delima.html
I still have a few things I want to do, but for the most part it is finished. I am thrilled with the results. I have already spent hours out there. 

I am in love with the pigeon and lamp shade I found at the thrift store for this project.
I didn't even notice when I was taking pics that I was missing a pillow.. it is in my car to find paint to match. I found the curtains at Wally world.. only $28 for all of them! See Gidgette? She is making sure I don't make a move to leave. It goes on all day.
I love the curtains in this color.. It really gives a peaceful feeling .. Also cuts down on noise and cools the porch. The sign on the bakers rack is going to get a little redo also.. I painted it a flat black... it was hunter green.. anybody else remember hunter green?  My daughter gave me the  duck casserole dish, she went and got him after I mentioned I wish I had picked him up at the thrift store.  
I have to cover the stool cushion yet I couldn't find a stool cover in the same fabric. I think I will look for the blue to pick up some pop of color.  
I can still get a good view of the fountain.
I went out to take some pics of some flowers 
and guess who was greeting me at the door?.. or making sure I didn't go somewhere without her.
She doesn't like to get her feet on the ground.. boy is that a pain.. if it rains forget getting her outside.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my little screened in porch. We are expecting rain tomorrow but I still will make it out to enjoy some fresh air. I feel blessed to be able to enjoy my home.. on Saturday tornadoes tore through our state..they believe as many as 93 tornadoes came through! Many people have lost their homes and sadly 23 lives were lost. 
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23 comments:

Donna said...

Your screen porch is lovely and so welcoming! You have done an excellent job decorating. Love it all the lamps, curtains and furniture!
Hugs,
Donna

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a beautiful room! It loooks so inviting. I bet you wonder how you ever lived without it! I also love the frame from your previous post. It makes such a difference to the picture. Have a lovely day. x Sharon

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The word is beautiful! Loved every picture of your porch..it is dreamy :)
Hope to see you on my blog :)
Have a great day ahead..

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Perfection for porch sitting time!!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your porch is beautiful! I know you and Gidget will enjoy it. Glad ya'll were safe from the tornadoes. We are getting more stroms as I type (probably shouldn't even have computer on). Have a great one!

Shelia said...

Your porch is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beverly said...

Beverly, it looks absolutely beautiful. I know you will enjoy many relaxing times there.

I am hoping to get our front porch and decked washed down this weekend. And, I am ready to open the windows of our sunroom.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your porch turned out FANtastic!
Love it and everything you did.
Your curtains set the stage.
So lovely!
xx
Alison

Miss Char said...

Raising my hand in pea green envy. Your porch is so inviting and serene. Thanks Beverly for sharing this beautiful space with us.

Kim said...

Your porch is fabulicious!!! You truly have the decorative touch. I'm so happy to have found your wonderful blog. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your porch is wonderful. I am sure you will really enjoy it. Love your beautiful furniture and all of your accessories. The bakers rack is wonderful also. Such an inviting space. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Inspired Nest said...

Your porch is gorgeous and I would spend every minute out there. I am currently trying to get my porch in order and you have really got me inspired to get it done!
Lacy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks outstanding...love those Wal-Mart drapes! Yes...I remember hunter green...my sisiter has that same shelf and I told her to paint it black about a year ago...don't think she has done it yet...yours looks great.

Blessings,
Linda

Garden Furniture said...

Thanks for such a beautiful and adorable share of the porch.I like the interior and design of your porch area.The captures explain the glimpse and grace of the porch....!!!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous! Felt like I was looking at a magazine. :-) You did a fantastic job and I hope you will share it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I love it! I really like all the birds! Aviary themed decor has always been a favorite of mine! I have that same little steeple looking birdcage, too!

Pam said...

You have a gorgeous screened porch! I think the curtains make all the difference in the world on a porch. It looks so breezy!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love everything you've done on your porch. I especially like the curtains and I want to hang some on our porch, too. I was wondering about the rods. Do you think they'll rust in the moisture? I thought about painting some inexpensive ones with polyurethane to weatherproof them

Beverly said...

Jane I used pvc pipes cut and metal rods to hold them. Alison @ The Polohouse suggested the pvc pipes which are very inexpensive and you don't have to worry about rust. They will cut them at HD or Lowes, but hubby just cut them. They also come in different diameters to fit the rods. Hope that helps.

pvc doors northern ireland said...

I love everything you have done to your porch.
It's so beautiful.

Colleen said...

Hi Beverly,
I love your porch!!! It looks so beautiful. I'd love to sit out there with an iced tea and a book! Enjoy it.

Kat said...

Hi Beverly, oh wow, I would never come in if I had a porch like that! I am a fresh air gal like you, reading, resting, just being there(outside!) I hope you put yourself a daybed in there too! Naps would be good! very good! and no BUGGIES! LOL You have a beautiful home! Stop by and visit me sometime wou't you? Hugs Kat =^.^= I will be Following you so I can get some more lovely decor ideas! Love your blog!

Lynn Williamson said...

Wonderful! Your porch speaks perfection. I love the warm and cozy atmosphere it gives. And it’s screened, so that means it’s completely safe from the bugs and flies coming from the outdoors while being able to enjoy the greenery. Lyn at DAL Builders