Hey Guys! Summer is here and I’ve been doing a few things around the house. I have project I can’t wait to share with you, but first I’d like to share my summer porch style and how I accomplished a cool look with thrift store, estate and yard sale finds to inspire you while thrift your house into a home. If you see rockers that are missing seats, as long as they’re sturdy, get them.. These rockers were scored years ago for $5.00 and they didn’t have seats so I DIYed them.. and they’re still holding up. They were on the larger porch during the Spring Tour, but I had to move them to the smaller porch.
Pillows – When I come across colorful pillows – by all means- I get them! All my outdoor pillows are thrift finds – including the Threshold gold/white in the rockers.
The pair of black mid-century tables were estate sale finds. The macrame holder was found at a rummage store.
This is the completed look of smaller porch (prayerfully next year’s project will be painting the porches and brick bottoms…)
Stands and tables – they’re great for all my plants and I definitely need them. I found this table at an antique mall and it was a perfect match for my rattan swivel chairs.
If you re-call I scored this rattan swivel chair at Goodwill for $20.00
I already had the mate from a previous yard sale score, so now I have a pair. However, they were too big so I moved them the larger side and love the new look of the main porch. I found two big coral pillows to fit the bottom and since it blended with the previous pillows I kept them as the backing for both chairs and added a couple more for comfort.
This is the Summer style on the main porch.
I’m so glad I had the shutters painted black. The dull reddish color never did appeal to my eyes. Changing the chairs made a big impact on the new look and I love it.
My pineapple plant is continuously growing (but no sprout yet), and I’ve got another one recently planted in the pink dish. I do love the way these become free plants.
The stems are so long I had to tie them up to keep them from drooping.
The lion statue peeks through the bushes
The indoor plants were brought outside and are doing very well.
I call it my “Bit of BoHo” style – kind of eclectic with a bit of mid-century flair and lots of plants. Do you think one could ever have too many porch plants??
I figure as long as there’s room for me and KoKo to relax and catch a few summer breezes, I think we’ll be just fine.
I hope you enjoyed the quick tour of my Summer Porch and also hope it provided some inspiration to style your porch on a small budget. As always, “Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home”