Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Screened-In Porch

I can’t believe that June is here already!  I better show you my screened-in porch now because before you know it, fall will be upon us and everything will change!  Originally, our screened-in porch was a breeze way between the kitchen and the garage.  We decided about four years ago to make it into a screened-in porch.  I love having it but my only wish is that it was bigger.  It’s a 12’x13’ and has four doors (garage, kitchen, front screen door and a back screen door) which means you only have the corners to place furniture as you will see.    Pictured below is a corner between the garage door and the back screened-in door. 


A water feature is a must on my porch!  I love the sound of the water trickling. 


This old metal rocker is the most sought out seat on the whole porch!  It is so comfortable.  I purchased it at an auction a few years ago and it was full of rust.  It broke my heart but I had to paint it otherwise nobody would have been able to sit in it without getting rust all over them. 


Pictured below is another seating area which is in the corner between the back screened-in door and the kitchen door. 


I’m still loving my shutter!


The pillows that you see are ones that I have had for years and I usually just re-cover them with fabric.  But this year I decided that I would do something different with them.  I found several different graphics at The Graphics Fairy and attached them to the front of the pillows. 


I used my printer and printed the graphics on fabric. 




Now this seating area below is between the garage door and the front screened door. 


And last but not least, my potting bench corner which is between the kitchen door and the front screened door. 003

Looking out the front of the screened-in porch, this is the view you see. 


I have been asked by so many people how I made my flags look vintage….I didn’t.  I bought them at the Christmas Shop just like that. 

I just had to share my hydrangea bush with all of you. 


This is right outside the back door of the screened-in porch.  Before summer is over, we will have trimmed this down at least twice it gets that big.  

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of the screened-in porch.  Now you know where I can be found when I’m having my morning, afternoon and evening coffee.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



  1. What a lovely porch. I wouldn't mind relaxing outside on your beautiful porch. Love the potting bench. You do such a great job decorating.

  2. What a wonderful, relaxing place to sit and have coffee. I wish I could come and join you. :0)
    I would love to have a screen porch like that.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. I think your porch is perfect! You did a wonderful job on the pillows.I am jealous of your hydrangea. Have a great weekend.

  4. I love your porch! It looks like such a great space to relax with that morning cup of coffee.

  5. I sure did enjoy that little tour of your porch. It looks wonderful! I am a little bit jealous.

  6. Gail I love your porch! You created so many pretty sitting areas and I LOVE all your pillows!! I'm with Gina I would be out there every morning with my coffee!

  7. What a great porch, Gail! You've made good use of those corners and it looks like a great spot to sit and enjoy your coffee.

  8. I love your porch Gail!!The pillows are gorgeous. That's a great place to have your morning coffee.


  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE your porch. Your porch has evolved into one of the nicest outdoor spaces around! Really comfy and welcoming. Enjoy the weekend.

  10. We will be getting a new roof soon-- and the front porch will get a new cover as well... I'd LOVE! a screened in porch. We sit outside a lot...and a screened porch would be perfect. Yours is gorgeous.


  11. I am still loving your shutter too. I adore screen porches and when I had one I had remarkable houseplants on them. I no longer have one. Now we have a deck. I am glad you have one to enjoy.

  12. I love your shutter too, as well as all your pillows.


  13. I love it all....especially your pretty pillows.

  14. Gail, what a great porch and I love the pillows.

  15. You've used every inch of your space to its full advantage. I'd be having my coffee out there, too! Your pillows turned out great by printing directly onto your fabric. I have a fear that I'd get fabric stuck and that would be the end of our printer!

  16. Gail, You would find me on your porch with a big glass of iced tea! It looks so comfortable and welcoming!!! I know what you mean about the rust on the comfy metal chair... so hard to get rid of BUT to use the chair you have to say goodbye to the rust. I love what you did with the pillows, especially the bees! I love bees!
    When I saw your potting bench I had to swoon a little! I have one almost like it in design. Don't you just love it! You have it decorated perfectly!
    Great post, Gail! Lots of pretty inspiration!

  17. There's nothing like a screened in porch and you've made yours look wonderful! I love the pillows you made and all your special touches you added.

    Happy summer!

  18. Love your porch and sorry you only have the corners to use but they sure are pretty! Love the glimpses of your outside! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. You're so lucky to have a screened in porch! My neighbors just added one on to the back of their house last year. Gosh, we never see them out front anymore. I wonder why? Ha! I love yours. I would be out there every morning with coffee too. Love your hydrangeas.

  20. Your screened in porch is absolutely delightful!!!! Love the little potting bench and the seating area too :o) I could spend all afternoon out there......

  21. Your porch is gorgeous Gail and your pillows are fabulous.


  22. Gail, this looks so inviting! I love your potting area! Your porch just makes me want to sit down and stay a while! I love it!

  23. Gail,
    I wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comments about my blog when I received the "Newbie Spotlight" over at DebbieDoos a week ago. I truly appreciate it.
    I love your blog and your taste! It is absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks again.

  24. As always I am in love with your outdoor spaces!!!

  25. Hi Gail,
    I love your screened in porch, it looks like the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and a frosty glass of sweet tea in the afternoon.
    Your pillow covers are very unique, I like the way that you did them. I will have to remember that.
    The tiny metal chair is very sweet, perfect for your little ones when they visit.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Cindy

  26. Such a lovely, lovely porch, Gail! Between the beautiful newly added swing on the front porch, and this gorgeous space in the back, it must be hard to decide which of your fabulous outdoor spaces you're going to enjoy! Love the way you dressed your potting bench, too!

  27. Your porch is so lovely, relaxing...and such a wonderful view!

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    That is a very nice way to reveal things. I am extremely impressed along with your writing skills and also with the layout for your web blog.

  29. Your porch is beautiful Gail!! I have a question for you about your rusty chair that you painted. How did you do it? just sand and paint? I just bought two chairs like your little yellow retro one I see, and I want to paint them.

  30. What an excellent porch, Gail! You've created excellent use of those sides and it looks like an excellent identify to sit and enjoy your coffee.
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