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A Southern Screened Porch

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Our screened porch was drab and uninviting. We turned it into an outdoor haven by filling it with everything we love. The best part is that it was done on a budget!
Bi-fold doors from a thrift store add lots of texture and make a perfect backdrop to a small chest and a piece of art that was made from a free printable.
Faded and ugly old outdoor chair cushions were given new life with two coats of chalk paint. And yes, the chalk paint is waterproof once the cushions have been "baked" in the hot sun.
Adding a "candelier" and some small round trays to the columns gives the space definition and makes it feel more like a room than just a wide open space.
Lush and full plants in multi level containers help to fill an otherwise empty corner.
The table provides a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of ice cold tea on a hot afternoon. A battery operated remote control candle adds a romantic, soft glow to meals eaten on the porch at night.
BEFORE the porch was drab and uninviting.

To see more: http://www.worthingcourtblog.com/2015/05/screen-porch-reveal.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Debbie
    Debbie Sykesville, MD
    on May 18, 2015

    Beautiful..lots of great ideas. I loved how you layered a painting over the shutters!

  • Michelle James
    Michelle James Emmetsburg, IA
    on May 18, 2015

    Wow! So pretty. My front porch needs a lot of help. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  • Sarah Connolly
    Sarah Connolly Geneva, IL
    on May 18, 2015

    What did you use to hang the plants on your siding. Mine is vinyl siding.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Gilbertsville, PA
    on May 18, 2015

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and inviting, and exudes peacefulness, and I LOVE it! What a great job you did!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 18, 2015

    This looks SO inviting! I want to have a cold drink and good book there asap!

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