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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!
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
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.
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
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.
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
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.
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
Lush and full plants in multi level containers help to fill an otherwise empty corner.
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
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.
  • a southern screened porch decor update, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, porches, repurposing upcycling
BEFORE the porch was drab and uninviting.

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

Got a question about this project?

  • Julie @ Southern Wild Design

    Really love the louvered doors idea!

  • Capernius
    Capernius Laporte, IN

    WOW! Awesome!!
    some porches will whisper, "I'm here!"
    some will say "hello"...
    But this one SCREAMS "HEY! HELLO THERE! HOW ARE YA?"
    this is absolutely fantastic what you have done.
    TY for sharing! : )

  • Traci Smith Carter
    Traci Smith Carter Greensboro, NC

    Love this! And that you're in Greensboro, too!

  • Amy Driver
    Amy Driver Walstonburg, NC

    Love this, especially the colors. Where did you get the NC Home sign? I want one!

    • Suzy @ Worthing Court Blog

      @Amy Driver I got it from a vendor at a barn sale In Thomasville, NC last weekend. I'll be doing a blog post about the sale soon and will have the name of the vendor then. I can't remember it at the moment!

  • Juli Howland
    Juli Howland Sidney, NY

    Love this!!!!! Nice job!

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