One of the first things we did when we moved to the Crossroads two years ago was to screen the front porch. It was just a concrete porch, and we made an effort to make it comfortable and livable. Since our home is old and the porch had been enlarged at some point, the concrete floor was unlevel. So we found an outdoor carpet that went with the furniture we already had.
For the past two years, we have left the porch the way it was since we moved here. But this spring, we decided that we needed to do a little refreshing by adding more color.
And what can be more refreshing than watermelon on a hot summer day!
The color scheme on the porch has just sort of evolved as I have added a few items. I ordered these petite sized cushions from Ballards about a year ago.
Our porch faces the west in the afternoon. Between the hours of 4 to 6, we could not use the porch in the afternoon because of the sun. We desperately needed something to control the sun so I decided on some outdoor curtains. But have you priced outdoor curtains?
I found these at JC Penney’s. They are not outdoor curtains. They are unlined. They will probably fade. I don’t care. I got a bargain on them. I only paid $7 for some of them and $6 for the rest. So at this price, I can replace them. And we love them. They make such a huge difference in our porch. Now it feels like a room and the curtains give us a little privacy.
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Rhoda’s Porch Party@Southern Hospitality