Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lazy Summer Days...will Be Spent On The Porch!

It's done! Well, almost. There are still some finishing touches to do, but for the most part it's complete.

We cannot wait to spend evenings and the weekends on this great outdoor space. It's definitely become an extension of our home and will be a great place to relax after a long day.

Here are pictures of what is looked like before...

It's a long rectangular area with brick stairs that run 99% of the length and it was pretty gross. To be honest, it was just being neglected.

Well now....it is bee-u-ti-ful! We love it and can't wait to start using it during the summer and fall! It's going to be our new hangout!

So here are the afters!

I found the patio furniture set and the pine table on craigslist and the green chairs are the ones I gave a facelift in this post. (And yes, that is Gracin in the picture)
The bench I bought at yard sale a while back for $20 bucks. I gave it a fresh coat of paint with my favorite Behr Color (Cotton Knit - Exterior Paint and Primer in one) and it looks great! The other white chair is an oldie from my apartment days and we are looking for another to match it.
Here are some of the details...again purchases from flea markets/yard sales.
And a night shot of the lone lamp (the other one isn't' plugged up) that Gregory's parents gave us...
So, there you go! Our new back porch! But I'm off to bed so tomorrow we can continue working on one of the other many projects we have going on (dining room makeover, occasional table redo, Gregory's adirondak chair, etc.)...goodnight!

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