Summer Porch

I wasn't really planning on decorating the porch.  
It is small.
My budget is small.
My time is nonexistent. 
But, my husband is wise. 

For my birthday he bought me this great wicker settee and cushion.  He recognized that I had a need to find some place quiet and this was it.  To his credit he tried this same idea last year.  I ruined it.  After had just moving, sad we had to and tight on money - I returned the previous love seat.  To tell you the truth, I appreciate it so much more now.


So we begin with a beautiful brown resin wicker love seat and adorable cushion.

I found a small children's table in the basement that a friend had given me = free end table!  

Then, I discovered a stash of red dot oil cloth in my craft room.  Instead success for a table cloth. = free table covering!

The planter was a gift for Mother's day.  The metal candle stick from my hubbies grandmother's house.

 The pendant garland I made out of scraps of fabric.  I sell a few on Etsy at times (as scraps become available).  Probably cost = my time.

The white chair (about ten years old).  Needs to be painted but hey, I'll take it for now.  

The rug - 3.19.

The pillows, a vintage tablecloth sewn into squares = 8.00 for two pillows.

So a total of 11.00 for out of pocket expenses.  (not including my husband's gifts).  I love the porch.  It is a great place to read.  I really need to finish it and get that chair painted.  So, come on over for sweet tea and let's dream about creating an idea of your own.  


  1. Just love it! I could really relax in a place like that! Blessings!!!

  2. THank yoU! I tell the kids to leave me alone when I am reading out there - mommy time outs are good.