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!