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. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Relaxing Porches

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to think about getting
your porch ready for hanging out, relaxing with a cold beverage and curling up with a great book.
These are some of my favorites.


Historic Blue Porch
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screened porch with bambo lounge chairs arranged in a square with green and white patterned upholstered outdoor cushions
















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Have a happy spring day!