Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Favorite Summer Room

Today I thought I would share with you my favorite room to be in during summer.

Our sun porch!

We actually are able to enjoy it for three seasons.  However, it gets used most during the summer.

It's a mix of new and old.  The new being the chaise lounges that we purchased two years ago,

 and our new Martha Stewart swivel rockers that was a new splurge this year.

I love these old picnic baskets.  They make a great table to hold drinks.

I picked up these new pillows at Target.  I just love them!

The louver door was a garage sale find two years ago as were the rusty bucket, faux sunflowers, and the sunflower wall hangings.

The $8.00 country white table was a fabulous garage sale find.  We often eat lunch out here.  

The holder was another great find for $1.00.  I accumulated the old canning jars at various garage sales, ranging in price from 25 cents to $1 each.  The Hydrangeas are from our yard.  They are a beautiful light green before they turn white. 

As you can see I have a thing for birdhouses.  I moved the baker's rack from our dining room several years ago. 

I picked up these Coca-Cola crates at garage sales for like $5.00 each.

That old rocking chair was another garage sale find from many years ago for $2!  I hand painted it myself.  I picked up the navy pillow for 50 cents this past spring.

This table with the glass inserts was a fabulous find from last year for just $10!  Other than cleaning it up a bit I left it as is.  I love the chippy, worn look. 

Can't forget this old ladder.  I've had it so long, I forgot what I paid for it.  I'm sure it wasn't much.  What a great plant holder it makes. 

This side table is one of two wooden TV trays that I got for $5.  I just spray painted it.

There are still a few things that need to be done, like install some outlets so we can have electricity out there.  I have some lamps I picked up at our local Salvation Army that will be a perfect addition.  

Did you notice the two white pillars?  They have to stay as they support part of the roof.  I would like them to be encased in wood.  That's also on my to do list.

Thank you for stopping by.  Now if you'll excuse me while I go enjoy a cup of coffee while looking through my new IKEA catalog that just arrived in the mail. 


  1. What a charming porch - and so lovely that you can enjoy it in all sorts of weather - it would be so nice if our deck was closed in. I love the birdhouses and the blue table and the milk bottle carrier - everything is lovely.

    1. Thank you JoAnn. Did I fail to mention that it is screened it. It is not an open porch.

  2. lovely place to relax...and drink coffee while browsing the Ikea catalog

    1. I think so. We do have a large deck on the back of our house, but I'm always drawn to our porch. It's just so comfy!


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