I seem to be running behind on projects this summer. ha! Between this and that I have finally power washed the back porch and put down a new outdoor rug.
|Outdoor rug from Lowe's|
I love the idea of an outdoor living room...so I have tried to make my long slender porch a comfortable place to hang out and catch the breezes that seem to be always blowing on our back porch. Yay! And with our hot, humid summers breezes are most welcome!
My parents gave our son this iron based, marble topped table that he has not taken to his town house yet. I thought I would put it to good use. :-) ha! I believe it came with ice cream parlor style chairs.
I find the table to be just the right height for the army rockers (that son gave to his dad.)
Each blue/turquoise item came from a different location and I gathered them together for a summer look. The large flower pot was a spring purchase from TJ Maxx while the tall candle lantern was about three dollars from a local dollar store a couple of years ago.
I have no remembrance of where the pillows came from. I used them inside at the farm and they found their way outside when the rockers arrived. I need a pillow to sit and rock comfortably. (I have short legs and the chairs have really deep seats.)
I keep a rug under the rockers because our pebble finish concrete porch floor would chew up the wood runners over time.
I had an orange rug under the rockers for about three years and I just did not want to use orange this year. I wanted something neutral...to go with the black furniture.
I use citronella candles when I spend much time on the porch because bugs love me. I buy little ones that I can pop into votive holders.
Next to the rocking chairs we have a round table and chairs. We have had this set for several years and because it has been under cover it is still very nice.
I shampoo the cushions every summer and they have held up nicely. They are a dusty aqua blue that goes with my turquoise and green.
Here is our cozy little porch...and our cozy view. While we live in a neighborhood, our back porch and yard are very private. I like that! I might want to sit on the back porch in my PJs.
My goal was to have the back porch looking nice by the 4th of July. I made it just in time. :-)
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