Welcome to our southern screened porch tour! I am so happy you stopped by! This is by far the favorite room in our home once the pollen has finished falling and until the leaves turn beautiful colors in the fall. Please pour a glass of iced tea and enjoy your tour!
Our porch did not start out screened. After a couple of years of living here, my hubby finally realized that I was right! I can't imagine that!!! We love to spend time in the back yard, and the screened porch allows us shelter from the mosquitoes! We tried to screen it in a way that did not block the views to the outdoors.
Most nights you will find us dining at this table. It is typical for the kids to play in the backyard while the adults sip an adult beverage in the sitting area. We purchased the outdoor wicker dining set about 3 years ago for joint gifts for each other. The outdoor rug is from Frontgate and has held up beautifully!
The iron set is vintage/antique that I bought from a precious older lady pre-Craig's List about 14 years ago. It had no cushions…just the frames. I searched high and low for someone to sand blast the grunge and rust from it. Then we sprayed it with Benjamin Moore primer and paint. Would you believe that I just repainted it 2 years ago! I had the cushions custom-made in the hunter green from a local outdoor living store. They were worth the money! They have been outdoors in the elements about 1/2 the time we've had them. I would love to one day replace them in a more neutral fabric, but they are just still in too good a condition to do away with!
This coffee table was one of those OMGoodness finds! I have a favorite home furnishing consignment store that I always visit when in Southport, NC. It had my name on it for only $42! It is so heavy and in great shape. I haven't even changed the paint finish….yet! The still stained side table is a recent Goodwill find for $4.50. It has an appointment with a paintbrush….maybe this weekend! The door was $4. I've had it leaning out here with intentions of turning it into a porch rules sign. For now I just have some unused plates from my daughter's room hanging. I'm kind of liking it like that for now. The pillows are from Plow and Hearth from about 3 years ago.
There are 3 sets of French doors across the back. We have on occasion had all opened the the back. Nice breeze!
I love succulents! I just picked up these adorable containers from an antique store at a great price! I'll share more with you soon on these!
Here is a view of the other end of our porch. The side door leads to our bedroom.
The 2 gliders were purchased the year after the dining set as another joint gift. They are so comfy and are awaiting new cushions one of these days! The small buffet table was in our kitchen for about 10 years. It was still very pretty in cream with a floral motif. Last spring pre-blogging I painted it in Duck Egg Blue by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. There is no official before. I am sure there is some snapshot somewhere of it. I love this paint!!! I store candles, lighter, and playing cards in the drawers. The basket houses yard toys.
I've had this iron work hanging from a going out of business sale for a couple of years. I made the wreath for it last spring.
The wonderful driftwood has been collected through the years on our beach walks on Caswell Beach, NC.
I still need to plant pots with summer flowers. I hung these commercial grade string lights 3 years ago inside the porch. They stay up all the time. I have them plugged into a Christmas remote control so they are easy on easy off! That is typically the only porch lighting we use now. I so apologize for the beautiful crazy white ball hanging from the umbrella! I meant to take that down before photographing! I take it down for company? Any idea what it is? It scares the birds off the patio and making their mess!!! You have to move it around so they don't get wise to it! So far it works!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I hope you will join Our Southern Home and follow along if not already! This is the first installment in our home tour.
UPDATE: Since the post, I have painted the Goodwill table! To see the color and tips on painting outdoor furniture check out this post!
Have a lovely day!
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