Welcome to my porch. Put your feet up and sit a spell. Or you can even take a nap, as I am sometimes inclined to do.
Most of the houses that I have built have screened porches. Whenever I do a screened porch, I like for it to feel like an extension of the main house. No tacky pressure treated lumber for me. Here’s an overview of my screened porch. Although it has pressure treated guts, all that pressure treated wood is wrapped with good stuff and painted the same color as the house trim.
The white wicker furniture is a hand-me-down from my friend Glenda. She got some “better” stuff for her sunroom, so I gladly took the wicker off her hands. The seat cushions came from an outlet in Boaz, Alabama (Boaz was the king of outlets back in the day), and the pillows were a Home Depot find. If you look closely, you’ll see more of my pig collection.
See, I told you there were more pigs. The red tole lamp was an eBay find, and the red International Harvester tractor came from LBeau’s Uncle Robert. LBeau’s dad was an IH dealer in Newport, Arkansas. I found the table at Chelsea Antique Mall. I was going to use it for dining on the porch until I found this table.
Do you know about the penny trick for keeping your tulips from drooping? Simply drop a penny into the water, and the tulips will stand upright.
The birdhouse was crafted by a local artisan, and the primitive watermelon painting is by AnnieT., daughter of MoseT. You can read about him HERE. The small watermelon was painted by one of my boys at a summer craft class.
The blue tole lamp is another eBay purchase, and I bought the “Girlfriends” painting at Scott’s Antique Mall in Atlanta. It’s by an artist who calls herself MOSO. Here’s a LINK to her website.
The rest of the porch decor is a hodgepodge of things that I’ve collected. These colorful bugs came from Lakewood.
And there are more pigs. I usually put a fern in this wire planter. I’m not very good at keeping these over the winter, so I usually just get a new one each spring.
This pig was one of my first eBay purchases. I think he’s charmingly primitive. I bought him because he was a Hampshire hog (see my blog header).
Finally, no screened porch is complete without a ceiling fan to stir the breeze. In this picture you will see that I used tongue-and-grooved 1x4 beaded pine ceiling. On this porch I’ve painted it, but it’s also pretty stained.
If you’ve stayed with me this far, then I would urge you to head over to Grits and Glamour where Barb is hosting the first ever Porch and Patio Party. What a fun event this has turned out to be.