ceiling and furniture!
Since we spend so much time on our porch in the summer-I decided
it just couldn’t wait until fall to be given some TLC.
Then I scrubbed all of the shutters-washed all the windows,
and painted all the trim and the ceiling.
Next was the porch floor. I used
offer one tip that I learned the hard way. DO NOT be impatient to walk
on your floor before the recommended time-especially if you live
in a humid area like we do! That little mishap-plus a few days of rain,
caused some big delays in getting the porch done as quickly as I had planned!
night having dinner for two on the porch, now that we have a place to do so.
weather resistant, and we usually bring the cushions
in at night anyway-especially if there’s a storm brewing!
changed up whenever I get the urge to do so(which you all know is often)!
a few more ‘homey’ elements. Like curtains…..
needed some hem work-but at $2 for the pair-I couldn’t pass them up.
The material is lightweight and dries quickly-and in the evenings, there
is nothing more relaxing than watching them blow around in the summer
Coleus is one of my favorite shade plants! I love the pop of
lime green and their textured leaves! Right now they don’t look so spectacular,
but by mid-summer-the urns will be overflowing with color!
And whether in a hanging basket, or a pot…
I simply adore the whimsical flowers of the Lobelia.
Impatiens LOVE that our porch is mostly shaded until late
afternoon- and I love that they are so forgiving! (This one got disrupted when the pot fell
off during a storm but it survived!!)
This is the first time I’ve put Calibrachoa on the front porch,
but so far, it seems to be doing well.
And let’s not forget the perennial beauties planted in the garden in front of our porch!
Right now this lovely white Azalea and pink bleeding heart are in bloom
It is absolutely GORGEOUS out this morning,
so I think I’ll grab another cup of coffee and join hubby on the swing.