Thursday, June 5, 2014

Back porch blues (and greens)

I know that I said I was going to wait to decorate underneath the deck but I just couldn't resist.  It looked so bare yesterday I just had to see how part of  it was going to turn out.  I still need to decorate the end tables and the back corner.  I have most of the stuff I am envisioning will look good there and need to revamp some items.  I also want to get some outdoor curtains for this area and probably on the upper deck too.

Here is what I did this afternoon on my lunch break.  I had to put everything back in the house after I took pictures as it was getting windy.  That is one downfall of living near the foothills.

I have also had a red color or rust color for my cushions but I am kinda liking this green and blue.  It seems so relaxing.

Here is a peek of what my furniture looked like before I painted it.

This looks much better.

 I can't wait for the roof to put on our deck.  They said it would take about two weeks to get the framing done.  Some how I have heard that before. Ah yes, from the movie The Money Pit.  They were always asking when it would be done and they were told two weeks.  I hope it doesn't drag on.

Here are the rest of the pictures.

I might just work on the items for the corner and the end tables and get some pictures even though I can't keep them out.  They will be cutting out the cement by these columns and pouring piers and new concrete so I don't want any of these near to get splashed on.  Any suggestions on the color of curtains I should put out here?

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  1. Wow I love what you created! Very pretty furniture and seat cushions too. The arrangement on the table is magazine worthy! Some people like the painters cloth fabric for curtains- I wonder if that would work?

  2. I love your new colors! It's really beautiful. I remember that movie The Money Pit, and it does seem like home improvement always goes that way, doesn't it?

  3. I just adore what you did. I recently did a peacock themed Outdoor Oasis and will be posting on it soon. Your colors are very similar and I am drawn to your arrangements. Thanks for the visual feast!

  4. The colors are very pretty. Love the way everything coordinates and compliments your porch furniture.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. I love that color combo, one of my favorites and so perfect for summer! I love how you styled the bottle carrier~I have the same one and have been trying to figure out how to use the smaller jars in it, your solution is so clever!

    1. I was trying to figure it out also. I put some styrofoam underneath the jars and covered with a napkins.

  6. Fabulous colours! Reminiscent of the beach! Fantastic paisley cushions too. The whole look is very tranquil and soothing - just what you want in an outdoor space.


  7. Your porch is so pretty! I love the colors and the new paint job. :)

  8. All of the touches on your back porch are wonderful! I love the color combination and your attention to detail. It looks like a really inviting place!

  9. Looks so peaceful. A great reading spot. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  10. Love the new bright and cheery colors! I bet you are chomping at the bit. I'm thinking either a natural color of curtains or the aqua if you want more color. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. thanks so much for sharing this charming area of your home at my Show and Share party. Love the colors that you went with...maybe go with white curtains (then you can bleach them when they get dirty).


  12. This look is so cool and refreshing! Love your plates and the way it all blends with your décor...lovely.

  13. Very nice and the colors are perfect. Little did you know that tablescaping could be a good lunch work-out, since you put it out and then had to put it all away. :-)

  14. What a great space - I love it, and the new look you've given your furniture. The idea of the curtains is brilliant.
    Visiting from Time Travel Thursday.

  15. Love your porch! Blue us always a go to color for me.

  16. The Blues are fabulous, I love everything you did. Your cushions are pretty and love the plain blue pillows, they go so well.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  17. What a wonderful inviting porch to go and relax. Love the blues and greens. Can't wait to see the curtains added. Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

  18. I'm so glad I found this one too on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. You have a beautiful house it looks like. I love the back porch where you can just sit and relax. Pinned!

  19. Such a fresh and cool colour scheme. I picture lovely flowing white curtains.

  20. I love the green and blue colors of nature you added to your cozy back porch! Thanks so much for sharing at the Fun in the Sun Linky Party! I featured you today!

  21. Love this. The colors are a favorite palette.

  22. You've created such a lovely space! I love the green and blue color scheme and the new paint on the furniture made a world of difference. Thanks so much for linking up to Best of the Nest!

  23. Your back porch is so pretty! Isn't it amazing what a coat of paint can do to spruce up a space? I love the color palette you chose - blues and greens are lovely!
    Michele @ Our Rosey Life

  24. So very pretty - perfect color scheme for summer. Brilliant solution to the bottle carrier dilemma - I will be copying for sure! Jane

  25. Cute porch--love the color scheme! I also like the look of painting the ceiling of a porch blue--might work great with your look.

  26. I really love the colors you are using in this space!

  27. Your porch is so pretty! Those soft colors make it a soothing spot. Our patio furniture came with cushions that are kind of paprika color....that's not my favorite. Next year I'm going to change them. :)