Screened in Porch Updates

We love that our home came with a screened in porch, but it's never quite lived up to its expectations.  We have slowly been fixing issues with it or upgrading it when we can.  It was kind of a catch all for all the random pieces we no longer wanted.  I recently bought a new wicker set and a lounge chair and decided it was time to get rid of all the other pieces we no longer wanted and freshen up the space.

I decided this month to make it a goal of mine to get it decorated and improve upon what we have begun to work on.  Hopefully with a final push, it will be a space we enjoy for a long time.  My goal was a space which was comfortable and inviting, but also colorful and reflective of our outdoor spaces.

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We have some furniture that was in good shape out there and my prior attempts at decorating had resulted in 2 corner curtains and a new fan.

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These things helped, but there was still not enough seating for this large space, so I purchased a bistro set to allow a space to eat out there.  We like to spend Sunday evenings as family time in our back yard and it will be a bonus place to set up a meal.  You can find information about the bistro set

These things helped, but there was still not enough seating for this large space, so I purchased a bistro set to allow a space to eat out there.  We like to spend Sunday evenings as family time in our back yard and it will be a bonus place to set up a meal.  You can find information about the bistro set HERE.  And bonus, it is on sale!!

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So we would have somewhere to set out serving dishes or just drinks, I painted the last of the random tables I had hanging around this house with white chalk paint and put it together as a bar/ serving table.  Adding a galvanized tray from Target and it is ready to go!

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Love it!!

We also had a bunch of fake plants (I'm not really sure why?), so those all had to go!  Instead, I bought a real fern and 2 hanging planters from Target and filled them with succulents.  Much better than the fake plants, ha!  You can find the hanging planters from Target HERE.

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My favorite activity is to lounge on the chaise and read a magazine and watch my kids on the swing set.  Ahh, I'm looking forward to that life this summer!

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What are your dreams for summer?

Do you have a space you enjoy hanging out in your backyard?

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. oh, what a wonderful space. doesn’t it just make your home feel so much bigger? my sunroom is just a small thing, but i think my home would feel so much smaller and constricted without it. it’s my favorite place to be, and my cats, too. enjoy!
    b

    • adowling2014 says:

      Thank you!! I can’t wait to enjoy it. We put an old school slamming screen door on because it reminds me of my grandmas house growing up!

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