This is going to be a double party post. Rhondi’s Rose Colored Glasses is having her second annual Porch Party and since I used some thriftstore finds I’m also linking to Rhoda Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures Party. Please visit both blogs if you’d like to see more porch decorating and yardsale/thriftstore finds. I think Mr. Linky is giving people problems so if you don’t see the linky just go to the comments – people will say if they’re participating.
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My porch is divided into two areas. A living room area and a dining room area. So we’ll start here first. This is that faux wicker. It looks like the real thing but you don’t have to worry about it falling apart.
The cushions are from Home Depot. The little white skirting is an old dust ruffle. I didn’t like the openness in the front of the loveseat so I repurposed an old stained dust ruffle.
The curtains are ones that I used to hang in my living room. I used to take all my toile down in the summer and put these curtains up and change the pillows and redo my china cabinet with my floral dishes. Not this year! I’m so busy with garden projects that I just didn’t have the time or desire to fuss with all of that. So we used them in here instead.
They are hung off of plumbing pipes! We just love the industrial look of them. Very inexpensive and easy to do!
Remember this? I painted the “fleurs” last week. I used some old Ball jars from the thriftstore as vases.
A little sidetable with a bin underneath for stashing magazines and books! There’s nothing as relaxing as coming out here with a cool drink and new magazine – except maybe taking a nap out here!
I found this tray at the thriftstore last week and I’ve been wanting one that I could paint. This isn’t a plastic one but it’s not a nice silverplated one. It’s really light weight. I sprayed it with some primer and then some apple green paint. I sealed it with a coat of spray poly since I knew I wanted to use it outside.
Here it is finished. The lantern on the left is from thriftstore and the small white -one is IKEA. I’m hoping to find one of those really large lanterns at the thriftstore!
I like to have the chaise covered in something comfy since that’s where we usually nap. I have a vintage chenille bedspread on there now. In the fall I usually put a quilt so we can also wrap ourselves in it. That pretty pillow is made out of vintage barkcloth.
Still with me? LOL! I’ve got alot to show you and I was going to do two posts but I’m taking a few days off so I figured I’d just do it all at once!
Now we’ll look at the other side!
We use ladderback chairs out here. I have three – I’ve been looking for a 4th for over a year now with no luck! All the ones I see have rush seats these have solid seats and that’s what I need. I painted one chair yellow, one green and one blue and they’re numbered on the back.
A tabletop birdbath I got for a song because one of the birds is missing!
I lined up my cloches on the bottom of my painted buffet.
I found these two old pictures at the thriftstore last week and knew I wanted to use them in my porch. When you spend $2 or $3 for a picture you really don’t have to worry about it being damaged by the weather. So why not hang something pretty outside!
Don’t they look pretty with the frames painted yellow. I used the same paint as on the buffet. One day I’m going to do a post about a pint of paint and all the things you can do with it LOL!
Those are balls that our dog Maxie has found. I would walk him every afternoon during the school year at a park that had a baseball field and he would almost always find a baseball. I was at Salvation Army yesterday and they were selling old baseballs for 99 cents each!
The little white acorn finial is from the thriftstore and the bird on the cake stand is an ugly Dollar Tree one that I spray painted white! I did the mosaic on top of the buffet!
From the dining room looking out into the screened porch.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my porch filled with thriftstore makeovers!