We've finally finished the renovations to the screen porch, and today I'm showing it all decorated for summer.
Today's the day for the screen porch reveal! The renovations are finished and now all we have to do is enjoy it!
The first thing that you see when you enter onto the porch is this Welcome to the Porch wooden sign that my friend Ann and I created recently.
We used some of her Chalk Couture transfers to create it. The stand is a vintage one that I found at an auction several years ago. The watermelon is attached with velcro so that I can change the cutouts to match the seasons.
We basically put the porch back together the way it was because it works for us. The dining area and the seating area are in the same places.
One big change is the color scheme. The repurposed closet doors that we use as shutters beside the front door were painted green along with the dining table and the coffee table. The color is Garden Spot by Sherwin-Williams and I deepened the shade by adding some black acrylic paint to it.
The other repurposed closet doors were removed and we hung sheer white outdoor curtains that I purchased from Pottery Barn. I love, love, love how they blow in the wind!
In the photo above, you can see the curtains, the new vinyl beadboard ceiling, and the new handrails. Because our contractor was able to raise the ceiling height, we were able to install two outdoor ceiling fans on the porch. The ceiling fans were ordered from Lowe's.
In this photo, you can see the color of the porch floor paint as well as the new round rug under the table. I had actually ordered a matching rug for the seating area but there has been a real rug fiasco so I'll save all those details for another post!
If you'd like to see more details about how we repaired and painted the concrete floor, you can read this post: Repairing and Painting a Concrete Porch Floor.
I created a mood board early in the renovation process that you can see in the above mentioned post. I knew I wanted two planters with palms on the end of the porch so I found some inexpensive ones at Big Lots and painted them aqua.
All of the furniture on the porch got a good scrubbing or a new paint job.
The background color on the stand was painted the same aqua as the planters.
The red truck loaded with watermelons pillow cover was ordered from Amazon. Nothing says summer more than watermelons!
In the seating area of the porch, there is a matching pillow cover. I actually got both covers for a very reasonable price.
We kept all the same furniture pieces but we did order replacement cushions for our Lloyd-Flanders furniture. They are so comfortable and since I do so much seasonal decorating, I decided to go with a neutral color on the cushions.
The chicken wire cabinet is back on the screen porch in the same place holding some watermelon decorations.
On top is an inexpensive print with a red truck, watermelons, and the phrase Let Freedom Ring!
The sheer outdoor curtains give the porch such a breezy, summery feel to the porch.
And they give us some privacy while we are sitting on the porch because there is a country store across the street from us.
A container of red and white impatiens brightens up the space and some flags can be easily tucked down inside for July 4th.
On this end, I'm using a neutral outdoor rug since I wasn't able to get the matching green rug. I ordered this one from Amazon.
The front door is now green and has a watermelon wreath hanging on it. My friend Ann helped me make it. You should follow her Facebook page Sassy Belle Creations because she sells wreaths and other beautiful items on her page.
The round farmer's market sign I found on Etsy.
In front of the front door is a watermelon rug that I found on Overstock. As soon as Leo saw it, he said it looked like the image of the virus! So he calls it the Covid rug!
The lanterns beside the front door got dressed with some greenery and summery bows.
The dancing frogs are back on the porch where they, and us, like to hang out! If you have any particular questions about anything we did or used on the porch, just put it in the comments below.
Enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday and I hope you get in some porch time!
Jane, Your porch is just beautiful! I'd love to have such a porch on which to sit & relax.
Your colors & decor is so restful & summery. You've made your house look so different with all of the decorating that you have done.
Wow! Just love your porch....would be a perfect spot for any relaxing activity.
Especially love the dancing frogs as frogs and bunnies are a fav. of mine.
Where did you find them?
We've had the dancing frogs for a long time. They were a gift from my step-son.
Patricia @ Pandora's Box
Looks like a fabulous spot to sit and do nothing!! I sent you an email!
I love the watermelon theme. Adorable. I love all your cute finds.
That green is wonderful. I love your husband's comment. It sounds like something my husband would say. Enjoy this wonderful space.
I love your porch makeover! It's so beautiful with the breezy curtains and the summery watermelon theme. Makes me want to decorate mine but mine gets so dirty from dust and storms and mostly those pesky adorable birds. I would love to see a longshot of your front door with the closet doors. That is such a cute idea. Beautiful job!
Jane, I absolutely love your porch but that's no surprise to me! The watermelon theme is adorable. I noticed your fresh green paint and it looks great out there. You've got me thinking that maybe my porch needs a watermelon theme for the remainder of summer. 🙂
I love your porch!
I love your screen porch,Jane. Your decorations certainly show summer! It is so inviting! You and Leo enjoy your summer on your porch. You both deserve it!
Well done. It's so inviting I wish I lived close enough to visit! What a lovely way to welcome guests. I know you and Leo will enjoy every minute you get to spend sitting out there.
I absolutely love it!! It’s so fun, inviting, and refreshing!!! The idea of repurposing the closet doors on each side of the front door was a fantastic idea!! Enjoy!!!!
Beautiful job on your porch. Are the curtains indoor/outdoor and is that rope that you are hanging them with? Gives it a soft touch and a comfy feeling. Love the colors too. Thank you so much for all your information and advice.
The outdoor curtains are from Pottery Barn and they are hanging from some metal rods that were on the previous porch. They came from Ikea.
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
I am swooning over your porch reveal. Every inch is so beautiful. I love the welcome sign too that is super cute. Great job. Looks beautiful.
Hugs and Happy 4th.
Absolutely love your porch! I really like your covid rug too! Lol! I so enjoyed looking at all your photos and every detail you've done to this outdoor space. Happy Fourth!
Jean from Georgia
Love, love, love your porch. It is so clean and uncluttered, love the rug under the round table. Would love to order that if you can share the seller info. Happy 4th.
Francis C. Moore
I think it is so interesting that you have a country store across from you. Are they fully supplied with groceries? Do you purchase from them? I guess if you are making a recipe and need something like sugar, you don't have far to go to get the missing ingredient. I love, love, love your new space with the decorations you have chosen. Watermelons, red trucks, etc. are so cheerful. Happy 4th.
That is the country store that Leo's parents ran for many years. They do serve food and have a supply of basic pantry items. It does come in handy!
I love it. You are so talented.
Pam @ House Of Hawthornes
The "Covid rug"is hilarious! Love your new refreshed porch. I am buying those pillows right now! Too cute!!!
Jane love it all! The dancing frogs are adorable.
Love your porch! Looks so inviting- I could almost taste the lemonade and feel a warm breeze! Beautiful
Love your porch!
Oh my ... this is so pretty and welcoming!! Love everything about it! Enjoy and Hapoy 4th to you and Leo!❤️🇺🇸💙
Beautiful job! Inspirational and just what I needed to get working on our little cottage...thank you Jane, just love it..
I absolutely love your porch. I love the watermelon theme and farm truck. Did you make the pillows yourself? Just beautiful. David and I need to ride by your way when we come to the low country..
So pretty! I love it!!! ❤️🍉
My goodness, Jane, y'all have outdone yourself. The Reno looks wonderful and I just don't know if I should start telling you how many things I love. I will start with the sign. Happy Everything has nothing on you. How clever to Velcro it so you can change it out! The curtains are going to be wonderful. Our friends have some and their porch is so nice with them. Takes a bit of edge off that sun. The ceiling fans are going to be a nice addition too. Definitely looks summery---as James T Farmer says, "Green and white are alright for summer!"
Enjoy and thanks for sharing!
I adore James Farmer and have some of his books!
What a lovely inviting place. Great choice of adding the curtains. I also love the shade of green on the shutters. Enjoy!
Thanks Nancy! I loved the red shutters and door but I was ready for a change.
Wow! That’s a porch I would love to sit and visit on. I’d love to know your front door paint color.
Lori, the paint color is called Garden Spot by Sherwin Williams but I purchased it at Lowe's. I thought the shade needed deepening so I added a little bit of black to it. They can do that for you at the paint store if you request it.
Susan H Whetstine
It looks so pretty and inviting! You did a great job!!
Thanks so much! We are porch people and spend a lot of time out there.
I love the green and fresh, uncluttered look. I can see that table set with a pitcher of iced tea and glasses, waiting for visitors. Enjoy the fruits of all the planning andhard work!
I just came over from NANA DIANA TAKES A BREAK and I'm sooo glad I did. I absolutely adore your porch!!! We have a big wrap around porch that we love, but yours is making me simply swoon. Being from the south where we grow lots of watermelons, your decor definitely appeals to me. I think I may have a new project on my hands, thanks to you:) I have a small wooden sign that hangs by the door; COME SIT ON MY PORCH, but I have to say I am quite envious of your welcome sign. And I love the idea of changing the motif with the seasons. My biggest problem with our porch is the dust and dirt that seems to accumulate, although we live on a paved street that doesn't get a lot of traffic other than the neighbors. I can't imagine being able to have the white cushions like yours but they sure would be great for changing decorations. Now I'm off to check out more of your blog. If you ever need another blog to read, drop by mine. I write about whatever strikes my fancy!!!!