Welcome to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge linking event! I’m working on plans to give our two-story back porch a makeover, and so far so good.
I’ve been pinning to a secret board for a while now, and I’ve had the idea of what I’m going for in my head (you can see inspiration pics here), but I finally got around to pulling together a mood board. I’m kind of glad I waited, because now I can use some of the exact pieces I know I’ll be using.
So stay with me, there’s a lot going on here. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Polyvore allows you to create “sets” that you can share, as well as shop. So if you’d like to see a source for something in the board, just click the photo and it will take you to the set on Polyvore.
Here’s a look at my plans for the upstairs porch.
The main thing I’m going for up here is fun! I want mostly calming colors with a few bright pops to keep it interesting. The little red table will be a fun surprise, and will pull in our red door. The hanging plants will provide pops of green without being overpowering.
I have actually purchased the Ikea chairs, a similar red table, similar pillows, and the rug. By the way, thanks to everyone who chimed in when I was looking for a rug source. I ended up ordering this one and I think it’s going to look great in this space!
I’ve been on the lookout for a retro glider that doesn’t cost a small fortune. I came across this one at the Raleigh flea market last weekend, but it was in pretty bad shape. I’ve seen a few on Craigslist that I might pull the trigger on. You’ll just have to wait and see!
Moving on…here’s my plan for the downstairs porch.
The space for the bistro set can only be about 4′ x 6′ if we want to leave room for a walk way. We got this set for Christmas, and it fits perfectly in that space. With the walk way, a closet, and two sets of stairs taking up most of this porch, there isn’t room for much else. So I plan to keep it fairly simple, and use accessories and some wall space to bring in a little interest. I really want to do planter boxes, but I’m not sure I’ll have room. That will have to be a game-time decision.
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