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Monday, October 12, 2015

House Tour: Front Porch

I am back sharing another house tour today and I am sharing one of our favorite places in our house, the screened in front porch. 

 We have a large screened in porch on the front of our house. 
We loved it as soon as we saw it knowing that many evenings would be spent out here. 

Come this way. I'll show you around.

 Entering the porch from the screen door, you will see that I wanted to add some fun bright colors to this space. The porch definitely needed it since it has original wood white siding, white ceiling and white porch walls with beige linoleum flooring and green accents on the wood holding in the screens and around the windows.

We used the outdoor furniture that used to be on our patio in CO on the porch and then bought two new outdoor red chevron rugs from Target for a big bright punch of color. 

What's nice about this porch, it has a ceiling fan so if it is rather warm and humid out you can flip that one and get the air moving to help cool you off.


 The love seat sits in front of the large windows of our living room looking out onto the street. I bought the fabulous pillow fabric at JoAnn's and sewed those right up to add some color to the couch and chairs.

On the opposite end sit our two chairs. They are near the door that enters the house and luckily they fit there perfectly! 

I would still like to find a small table to place between the two chairs but that will come at some point. 

 The sun sets on this side of the house and the previous owners installed this large roller sun shade to help with the glare as it is going down. 
We haven't used it very often so far but it was because on the other side of the screen is what will finally be the main front door of the house again and there used to be a HUGE vine that grew on the outer side of the porch. This helped block the sun but it was so out of control that is also attacked you if you tried to walk onto the porch so needless to say that got completely taken out a few weekends ago so this screen will be put to good use now I'm sure.

Above one of the chairs, hangs a sea glass wind chime just in case a good breeze comes through the screen. And then just outside the screen on the far column of the porch we hung a red bird feeder so we can sit out on the porch and watch the birds. The girls and the cat love it! 

Moving down the porch now for a little more color.
Next to the couch, we placed the coffee table that went with out patio set since it couldn't sit across from the couch with the size of our porch. I just placed a little lantern and a candle inside it on top for now and will probably throw a little pot with flowers on it next spring summer.

Above the table I hung the ombre wood initial that I created and then on the door I just quickly hung up the cream linen wreath a with welcome sign on the door to the house. And then next to the door, I hung the wire star we have but that was just for something quick so not sure if that will actually stay there.
I was desperate to decorate something since our house is still unfinished inside so I just grab what I could find to hang up. lol

I LOVE our old door! It is so pretty with all it original glass but also makes me nervous with ALL the original glass and two small little ones that like to run around and slam doors! Eek! 

Swinging around to the other side you will see the door to the screen porch over on the opposite end of the porch. I hung a hanging planter my uncle made up in the corner with some succulents in it for now.
I also want SOMETHING in the corner over there, like a table or small chair or something but haven't quite found it yet. 

And lastly, we hung up some fun cafe' lights all around the top of the porch for those fun evenings just hanging out on the porch.


That's our porch! 
We enjoyed it during the summer and don't see us being back out here too much until spring rolls around unless it is to walk through it to let the dog out but it sure will be a cheerful place to walk through!
 

allison

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