This little porch has great exposure but no insulation, no opening windows, no electricity (except for the ceiling fixture), no heat and a front door that opens OUT, yes OUT. A few challenges, hmmmm.
But it is a nice space, especially in the spring and fall. See what a sunny room this is? The sun streams in from sun up to sun down. This porch faces south and has windows on three sides. Although the painted floors look pretty good here... they do need a new coat of paint. I'll probably stick with the same color which is Scherwin Williams "Universal Khaki".
One of the very uncomfortable wicker chairs from Pier 1. I would like to replace with a comfy, cozy chaise, slip covered of course... the dogs like this spot too. I even picked up a quilt at the thrift store for $9.99 in the perfect shades of aqua blue, green and pinks.
A vintage USA piece of pinkish pottery, in a cool green wooden "trug" or handled box. This is one of many pieces of pottery that I'd like to eventually incorporate into the space somehow. Perhaps a cabinet built of vintage doors and wood? We already have the perfect set of glass doors that were picked up at our local salvage store for just $8.00 a piece. Hmmmm. I do have a birthday coming up.....
I have two of these green wire plant stands. They hold African Violets. This green also used to be the color of the walls and ceiling in the porch. Although I still love this color and the stands, they definitely will show up more against the white walls and trim.
Love the combination of old milk glass, pottery and perhaps a little galvanized metal along with the new metal IKEA table. Just my style... a little old and a little new.
And I'd been regretting not picking one of these white, fluffy throws last summer at IKEA so it was a must when it returned this spring. This will be a cozy little spot to read my "Summer" by Matthew Mead... perhaps with a morning latte or afternoon Coke. Now if I could only find one of those old vintage fans similar to the one pictured on the cover.
So this is just a start to finishing off the porch. I've painted the ceiling, walls and windows. I have ideas for many more changes including a new Dash and Albert rug, the aforementioned chaise and cabinet.
Hoping everyone is enjoying a safe long weekend, with family and friends.