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.
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