Monday, July 20, 2009

company's coming! front porch update

We hosted a family gathering at the Cottage of Stone on Saturday... After I finally finished painting my hydrangea wall in my closet, I was able to focus a bit on froo-frooing the house a bit. The weekend weather was glorious and left everyone content to pretty much stay outside for most of the time. I rearranged the furniture on the porch to make it a little cozier and conversational. We also picked up a few vintage finds at the Good JuJu flea market, and we painted the porch ceiling blue. (More on blue porch ceilings in a later post!)

A wacky aerial shot of the porch. I stood on the railing to take this. I thought it gave a good idea of the layout.

I talked about all this stuff previously... pretty much everything on the porch is either a flea market find, or something I bought new and spruced up with paint or fabric. I will put a source list at the end of the post.

This old cooler just needs a new liner. The little bottle opener on the side is really cool. We are stocking it with some old-school glass bottled soda for the boys.
The ceiling is not alarmingly blue. I just did the trim color 2 times lighter. I didn't want blue overload! The little lanterns are battery-powered and looked beautiful lit up at night!

Here is that tatty old rocker from Good JuJu again. It is so comfy with a bulky quilt on the back. The juncus in the old enamel pitcher seems to like living on the porch.

A side-view of the porch from the steps.

Resource List:
Loveseat - Lowe's, Fabric - Rachel Ashwell shower curtain, Pillow's - Home Depot
Wood Sidetable - Target, Paint - Valspar Sea Sparkle
Enamel Container on Table - Vintage, Plant - Pink Hydrangea
Trunk - Vintage, Paint - Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint
Cooler - Vintage
Rocker - Vintage, Quilt - Home Place, Pillow - Home Depot
Metal Side Table- Target, Enamel Pitcher - Vintage, Plant - Juncus
Rug, Paper Lanterns & Ceramics - Pier 1
Pink Plaid Boots - Wal Mart


Carla said...

I want to read a book there! Very pretty!

R said...

What color blue did you use for your ceiling? Thanks!

puck said...

R - I put up a post on Haint Blue today. Please check it out!

Long story short, it is Aqua Breeze by Behr.

R said...

Thanks so much!

Kelly said...

your house is lovely! do you happen to know what kind of stone is on your exterior? thank you!

puck said...

It is native Kansas Sandstone. :)