6/30/09

Porch for the Fourth!

In decorating for the 4th of July I extended the decorating to include this covered porch off my kitchen. It has a very charming detailed railing, a brick floor and two brick walls with a window to the kitchen and 2 sets of french doors. The view from there is very lovely.
We begin with furniture.
After spray painting my wicker furniture black and adding their red cushions, they were ready for the porch.The wrought iron table and french folding chairs were added so breakfast could be taken there in the mornings and enjoy the view with the birds singing so close by.
Last summer I found these denim-type buntings for 75% off which I quickly snatched up. Only now did I realize they go perfectly with my chair cushions--what luck! They were attached to the center of each railing between the posts.
I was just about to give away this heavy metal chest (trunk?) in my garage when I decided to spray paint (don't we love that stuff?) it black too.Now it holds some lovely geraniums and gives a nod to greenery there. I dug out these unfired clay stars from the Christmas box to use with a candle in the center of the table.
I was inspired by some $2.00 used hotel tablecloths I came across. I cut them off the length of the posts and hemmed them for drapery panels. I think it gives the porch a genteel southern feel. The hardest part was figuring out how to attach the two end panels to the brick. In the end, thanks to a kind friend, we used short drapery rods and drapery hooks attached to the soffit above the railing.
Luminaries add to the festivities.


Last but not least, I found this charming blackboard at a consignment store and hung it on a hook that was just waiting for something to hold. It is made from on old kitchen cupboard door. This is the back side of it.
Now the porch is ready to celebrate the 4th too.
The finished porch ready for the 4th!View from below. Stay tuned for more 4th decorating--Tomorrow I will post about the buntings on the front of the house. Happy 4th!

6 comments:

Rona's Home Page said...

What a beautiful view and I love all the trees. I really miss the green ~ I live in Vegas.
I look forward to seeing more of your July 4th decorations.

Beth at Aunties said...

Amazingly gorgeous. I am happy your family are coming home for the 4th. Everything you do seems to be perfection and they will feel so loved. ( Baby Hudson will get so many hugs, he will love it!)

Your view is also very pretty. can you see the lake from your home? I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your celebration. We just found out we too will have company for the 4th and I haven't started yet...:)

Enjoy and have fun!

Rhonda said...

Hey,
I love your porch! Love the brick, the view is fantastic, love all the 4th of July decor you did! Beautiful! You are blessed! Hmmm, you are inspiring me to go look around my home and see what I can use or revamp!

Have a great week!

jenjen said...

Your porch is beautiful mom! So restful and pretty. You did a great job with everything. I love the curtains!

XOXO
Jen

Ashley said...

the curtains on the porch look great. you should keep them up year round.

Jadehollow said...

Be Still My Heart !!! I'm in LOVE! Wow Girl You did amazing. It's absolutely Stunning ... as well as that view you have. Thank you so much for dropping by my place earlier and for the wonderful comment you left. Have a beautiful week.
Hugs,
Debbie