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Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Porch

You might be familiar with this practice.

You have an absolutely functional and fabulous covered outside space, perhaps a porch or patio, and it becomes so loaded with stuff that the producers of Hoaders could justifiably pay you a visit.

We all seem to have the propensity (in varying degrees) to store old windows, doors and maybe even a radiator (or two) in such a space with good intentions of properly discarding or reusing the retired items.   They sit and sit until, one day you decide enough already and you get the crap hauled away, freeing the space to be used as intended.

Or so I’ve heard.

I have a lovely screened-in porch on the side of my house that fell victim to such an indignity…she was just pleading with me to beautify her, and so I did.

I had old shit stuff hauled away.

I replaced the screen door.

I had the floor sanded and painted a beautiful shade of YELLOW.

I gave the screen frames a fresh coat of paint.  And…

I got a new wicker rocking chair.

I think I'll get a ceiling fan too....what a serene and comfortable space now!

The best part...people walking by have absolutely no idea I'm there!

11 comments:

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I just posted my screened in porch and saw your post! Lovely transformation--you'll enjoy this space a lot, I'm sure!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Back again :) This is the email I was going to send to you, but your email is a no-reply: Hi, Joann. I must look up this book; you’re the second person to mention it to me. Let me know what else you do with your porch…I hope to never have to live without a screened porch—LOVE it!@Thanks for following; following you right back!  ~Zuni

Princess Kate said...

Love your porch area. I spend as much time as I can sitting and relaxing on our patio porch area. I'm stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch and am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing.

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

@ Zuni....I will let you know about the porch! Your lovely photos inspired me!
@ Kate...thanks for following and I will visit you at BNOTP!

The Baby Boomer said...

The porch looks awesome. Doesn't hurt either that you've got a cute Irishman helping you out.

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

;)

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

;)

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

;)

Jenna said...

Well it looks lovely of course, but tell me, now where am I supposed to store all of the random kayaks that I buy for people?

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

@Jenna...uh, your house?

Maricela Milum said...

Large windows work well for the porch. As you enjoy the amount of sunlight that enters your house, it's also refreshing to see organized stuff. Good thing you've decided to remove some furniture. You could transferred them to other rooms in your house. :)

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