We are so excited to have a porch. Like, way way way too excited. Our old home had a lot of great offerings, but a porch was never going to happen for it. The style was too “grand” to support something as cozy and cute as a porch. This house was made for that porch, and we have been enjoying it from day one.
It’s pretty big, but not big enough for a table and chairs to dine on. It has this “L” shape to it, which I have been referring to as a “half wrap porch”. Maybe that’s a thing? Whatever it is, it’s cute. It’s big enough for the three of us to enjoy. Atlas can play in his pack n’ play and we can cant out with friends. It’s good.
The outside paint colors are via the previous owners, and we are in deep discussion of what we want to change it to. We think the house is asking to be a white or a cream, but we can’t tell yet. Part of me is thinking matte black (!!!). We’ll chat about that later. For now, I am stoked to show you what we did so far.
The large rug is from Pier 1. It’s the popcorn jute, and is on sale right now! The smaller rug was another steal from Home Goods. I don’t think they are available anymore.
The chairs and table were a steal at the monthly flea market here in Nashville at $70 total for them and the delivery of them. The hanging flowers we got at the farmer’s market and are a test to see if we can keep them alive. We already killed the first round. If we can manage to not kill them, we plan to get two more for the other side of the porch.
Because the porch only wraps about half way around the side of the house and half way in the front, it makes our house look reallllllly tiny. We have been chatting about extending it the whole length. We haven’t quite figured out what to do with the roof on it however. You need to cover your porch here because it gets ridiculously hot.
The mailbox with get a switch-out once we at east decide on the colors, and it looks like we have agreed on wood detail on the pillars, railing and ceiling. Joey and I agreed straight away on replacing the shutters with staingraid wood ones as well. There is also discussion of decorative detail work where you see the vent. Cottage style.
We like the lights and hope they work once we have revamped the porch. Right now we have some decorative bells hanging because Atlas laughs is butt off every time he sees them. This is where the hanging plants will go if we don’t kill the first two.