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.
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