Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Vintage Screened Porch

We are lucky enough to have a nice screened porch, the look and feel matches the rest of the house and I’ve decorated it will all garage sale and flea market finds for under $100.00

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The wicker chairs are very old and are actually made of twisted paper rather that wood.
I got the pair for only 50.00, I love the chippy look that they have. I just used a clear spray varnish to minimize the paint flaking off.
Both wood side tables were only 5.00 a piece.

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The blue sofa I purchased for 20.00 years ago, it was originally brown but I  painted it a lovely blue color.
The chest was only 2.00 at a garage sale, it’s a homemade piece  that’s lined with aluminum so I guess it can be used as a cooler for parties. The painted floor cloth post can be seen here.


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All the pillows are my designs and the white curtains are actually inexpensive twin sheets hung with wooden dowel rods and cup hooks. 

33 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! so peaceful. Perfect for a warm spring afternoon.

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  2. Love this! It's gorgeous. What time is tea?

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  3. Great finds! The porch looks gorgeous, like it has a great feel!

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  4. Your porch is restful and inviting, a lovely place to spend warm weather hours with friends, or alone with a book. You did a great job.

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  5. Pretty, Happy and welcoming all at the same time! Peaceful and green background setting as well! From one sweetie to another.....Roxie

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  6. Your porch is beautiful! I love what you have done..and it looks like you are sitting in a forest! Love it!

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  7. So CRISP looking!
    I like the idea of using twin sheets. Nice touch. The table/cooler-- could come in handy!

    love your vintage porch-- the screens would be a definite bonus here!

    Pat

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  8. What a lovely porch! Although I hesitate to call it a porch. It looks like a room. If this were mine, I swear I would spend all my time there!

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  9. So very pretty! I LOVE the colors you chose, so cool and fresh looking. All the chippy paint is really great too. That chest is a a real find, what a steal, did it come that great color, or did you paint that??? I love everything, the rug, the pillows, everything! Great job!!

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  10. I absolutely love the wicker/paper chairs! They are amazing. I'd sit on that porch every day!

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  11. I love all of your furniture and your porch is wonderful, too!! Love it!

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  12. Very pretty! I have a screened porch too and love sitting out on it, watching and listening to the birds, bug free! Love your color pallette! Hugs, Leena

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  13. If I had a screened in porch this is what it would look like! so beautiful and relaxing.

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  14. See, who says you can't make a Veranda magazine ready porch for under $100.00 these days. Love love love the colors and am over the moon with the hand made chest in burnt lime green. I could live in this porch.

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  15. Love how bright and cheery this space is!

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  16. What a beautiful space!
    I love the colors you chose!

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  17. It is beautiful and inviteing. Im so jealous, I have no idea how you can have white fabrics on a screened patio. My patio is a dust and bug trap.We are redoing ours this weekend and painted the floor yesterday, whee I got up this morning the floor was covered in bugs.

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  18. love.... the poarch and the price points simply the best. The colors are inspiring so happy.

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  19. Charming porch...love the colors that you have out there. I have white sheets for curtains in my porch too:) The two chippy paint chairs are so awesome!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Your porch is so gorgeous. Thanks for showing.

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  21. You are my kind of decorator, girl! Love your idea of using twin sheets as curtains. May "borrow" that one!

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  22. Oh, your porch is so gorgeous. Besides the lovely old wicker, Your colors and clean look are right up my alley! Very inspirational!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  23. I love your porch! So inviting and the colors are just wonderful!

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  24. ahhhh so fresh - it looks just like the perfect summer breeze feels! happy happy summer! xo

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

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  25. I love your porch; everything looks great - the pillows, the furniture, the cushions and pillows... Another example to show it doesn't have to cost a fortune to look fantastic!

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  26. Your screened porch is lovely. You've done a wonderful job putting it all together.

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  27. Your porch is lovely! We grew up with the same chests (with the metal liner) that my mother used as side tables. She got her's in Japan. She always told me that they were Japanese tea chests. I believe that they were used for transporting tea.

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  28. So beautiful. I love everything -- the rescued furniture, the floor rug, the color palate and your gorgeous pillows.

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  29. I want I want. You have inspired me. I am going to do something similar, only with glass.

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  30. What an adorable porch! Discovered you through House of Turquoise and I love your style!
    I am now your newest follower :)

    Jennifer
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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