Screened Porch Ideas
Now that summer is really heating up, we spend so much time on our screen porch. Let me share with you how I added a few new items to my existing decor to create an inviting outdoor space, without breaking the bank!
We had a beautiful granite table with 6 chairs a friend had given us, but the kids are getting older so we are spending less time eating meals on the screened porch and more time relaxing with a cold beverage. So we moved the table downstairs and kept the chairs on the porch. The all-weather wicker has held up beautifully. I chose to replace the chair cushions because the originals were used as chew toys by our dogs. Since they are ridiculously expensive I opted to purchase outdoor throw pillows instead of full dining chair cushions that sell for at least $20.00 each. I purchased 6 new pillows, 3 solid blue which were about $5.00 each and 3 striped that were my favorite but little more like $9.00 each. Still seemed like a success only spending $42.00 on 6 outdoor chair cushions.
To create an inviting outdoor space you really, really need an all-weather rug to define the area. I was lucky to find this beauty in my favorite colors at Southeastern Salvage for $39.00! Yeah you heard me right, most outdoor rugs sell for $50.00-$200.00 depending on the size.
I am very cheap when it comes to home decor, our taste changes so often I hate to invest any real amount of money into decor. ~The twisted wood orbs are from Southeastern Salvage as well and ranged in price from $5.00-$7.50 each depending on the size. ~I purchased this really cool atrium style lantern that I added candles to, it was about $50.00. Some stores sell similar lanterns anywhere from $200-$250 for this size!
Needing somewhere to place a cool drink I took an old end table that was just waiting for new purpose and tried my hand at chalk paint for the first time!
A quick stop to the local Salvation Army and can you believe I found/saved this wicker coffee table for $10.00, I just spray painted to it to match everything else.
With a little creativity and less than $200 we are all set for some sunporch sittin’ this summer, are you? Share with me your porch ideas!
Thanks for stopping by,
To return to the list of blogs on the porch tour click here: The Procrastinators Summer Porch Tour 2015