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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Come Sit a Spell ...

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What fun(!) ... blogland is rockin' and rollin' this week with the Blogger Block Party!  I'm looking forward to being inspired by everyone's projects, recipes and fun party ideas!  I'm joining Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for her Drop Cloth Party, along with Kim at Savvy Southern Style for her Porch Party.  Welcome to our porch ...


It's not a very large space, but we enjoy it (admittedly, not as much as we should)!   The loveseat, rockers and coffee table were a gift from my sweet parents:


I love barn stars and thought a large one would be perfect above the fireplace (which I recently painted Old White (chalk paint), followed by a bit of distressing and clear wax).  I also enjoy mixing all types of elements together:


And, okay, the secret is out ... I can't take full credit for my painting transformations!  I have a 5 year old painting partner who likes to wear Spiderman pjs:


I did a reverse "relax" stencil on the fireplace ... choosing red to tie in with the cushions:




Pretty cream and apple green pillows are from Wal-Mart:



I spray painted the coffee table Rustoleum Biscuit to tie in with the fireplace:


I scored the oversized striped lumbar pillow from PB last Fall for only $14 (normally $34)!


The wire bird cage (turned candle/seashell holder) is from HomeGoods:




Here's another little sitting area, which sits outside of our kitchen:


I also painted the accent table Old White (chalk paint):


Annnnd, I made the curtains by purchasing one 9 x 12 canvas drop cloth and cutting three 30 x 106 length panels.  My sweet friend is going to sew the "rough" sides up for me.  I love how they make the porch feel more like a *room*:


Well, friends, that's it ...


... thanks SO much for stopping by!  I'm also joining these fun gatherings, too:

Fingerprints on the Fridge/Feature Yourself Friday
Miss Mustard Seed/Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors/Saturday Nite Special
Shades of Amber/AS Chalk Paint Party

Becca













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37 comments:

Sandra said...

Hi Becca! I love the fireplace! Those pillows are awesome too! :)

Liz said...

Becca,
You've outdone yourself. This space looks like it could be in a Southern Living Magazine. I love the curtains, the pillows, and the stencil is adorable. I also like the rug and furniture and you are the queen of accessorizing. What a beautiful space. Seriously, I could sit a long spell there! ;)
Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love, love, love your porch and your darling paint partner! Your pillows stole my heart.. would love to have a number pillow... What an enchanting and relaxing place to sit.. hugs ~lynne~

Lauren@ "Happiness is..." said...

wow dreamy!!!!!!!!

KATHY said...

Hi Becca, I love your porch so much!! Every detail looks gorgeous. The pillows,fireplace. Everything!!You do such a great job decorating.I just love your style.I'll be back later to look again.

Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute, cute, cute. Where is the rug from. Just my colors!!

Pat said...

Just beautiful Becca!

Pattie said...

Becca, love your porch I would love to have one of those pillows with a number 5 on it.. It's the one number I use through out my home...

Pattie

L said...

This porch is wonderful. I love every detail!
Beautifully done, Becca! You're so lucky to have a cute painting partner to help you out, too!
~L

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I just love what you have done! What an inviting spot and your pillows really pull the whole space together. So pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, Love your porch and the fireplace is wonderful! What a great space you have created.
xo,
Sherry

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! I have a "thing" for stars and of course, I love red. The fish is adorable! The pillows & curtains are just perfect. I'd love to sit out there & chat.

Have a wonderful week!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! I have a "thing" for stars and of course, I love red. The fish is adorable! The pillows & curtains are just perfect. I'd love to sit out there & chat.

Have a wonderful week!
xo
Pat

All That Glitters said...

THis space is just too cute! Love the colors and pillows!

Amanda said...

Your porch is just darling! You have done a wonderful job and I am very inspired by all the furniture you have transformed with chalk paint. It makes me want to start painting everything in my home. You are a wonderful decorator, and I would hire you any day!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great porch space, Becca! We have a screened in gazebo that we don't use as often as we should. Love that PB pillow score - the pillow itself and the price!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you out did yourself again!! What a beautiful patio, I would be out there all the time! Martina

Nancy said...

Love this porch! The pillows are my fav!!! The accessories are perfect!

At The Picket Fence said...

Becca, this is AMAZING! This is truly what I consider an "outdoor room" because it just feels like a natural extension of your gorgeous home. You have such a way of blending elements together and transforming your existing pieces. It is all so beautiful and I wish I could come hang out there with you! :-)
Vanessa

once in a blue moon said...

such a cute room~

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Becca, you have created a beautiful and welcoming spot! Looks like the perfect place to relax with a good book! blessings ~ tanna

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Adorable. I have a narrow room we call a sunroom but I think it used to be a porch. It has a lot of windows but is more like a house addition. Love what you did with your space and all your accessories!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Becca,

Your Porch looks so cozy and welcoming. LOVE the Fireplace it creates such an intimate feeling to gather all around...
Thanks for dropping by today!!

All the Best,
Christine

Tanya@takesix said...

The word "RELAX" says it all. Your porch space is so very relaxing. I love it. Your blog is beautiful! I am thrilled to be following!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful, as usual, Becca!

All That Glitters said...

Hey Becca! I'm live in the upstate!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

It's beautiful!

Dee
Your new follower

Traci said...

It's such a great space Becca!!! Love how it's decorated.

CAS said...

Ummm, looks so inviting!
CAS

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Becca, I love every project you have shared with us! You are so talented and creative. I think your colors and pillows are gorgeous. I will have to check out Wal mart. You have such a great eye for decor and picking out things in stores that are so lovely at home. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. The helper is special too!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Becca, I love your outdoor area. So pretty. You done a great job making it so cozy! I'm on my way!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Becca,
Thanks for stopping by our porch. I'm here to see yours. It is gorgeous. Love, love, love the fireplace! I never thought of making outdoor curtains from dropcloths. That was very clever. Your accessories are perfect.

Living Lakeside said...

Hi Becca, the pic of your patio/porch doors here have inspired a question and I wanted to see if you or anyone here could give me some advice.

I want to replace my patio doors with french doors. But because my table/island is directly in front of these doors, they would have to open outward towards the backyard.

Is there a rule about which way your french doors open? Do they have to open inwards or is it ok if they open outwards? I've mostly only ever seen them open inwards so I'm probably out of luck but just thought I'd ask!

Thanks!
Katrina :)

Jann Olson said...

Such a cute porch! Just have to say that I got that lumbar pillow, (A blue one also) for that same great deal. Don't You love it? We have very similar taste. I love the white chalk paint. Have never used it. Have got to give it a try sometime.

Dawna said...

Who wouldn't love to sit a spell on your front porch! Great ideas and it looks so inviting. We are working on a fireplace on our front deck,,,thanks for some inspiration. Please stop by the country sometime...

Seaside Style said...

Becca it came out so beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!

Kim said...

Looks amazing Becca - great job. I love how you mixed all of those colors so masterfully. You are good!
xoxo,
Kim