Our back porch is narrow and small. I can’t remember how long ago it was that I moved things into this configuration. Can we say cold and boring?
I’m here to prove to you that one little piece of inspiration can change everything!
After spending time with Mrs. Garden Party in her new potting sink space, I began dreaming of ways to transform our porch into a more enjoyable place. Isn’t that what we do when we’re inspired by others?
Soon after, while shopping at Kohl’s, I passed a stack of large boxes with a 65-75%-off sign. I don’t know what made me take a closer look, but I noticed “Glider” written on the side of one of the boxes.
Hmm…always wanted one of those. Just in the nick of time, an employee passed me.
Whoa there, youngster. How much is this glider?
Did you know Kohl’s will load large items on a cart, roll it out for you, and load it into your car? I truly felt like a queen that day!
After putting the glider together, I was pleased it fit so nicely in front of the window.
We actually enjoy spending time here now, and this has become the sunset porch. I brought a quilt out for those cool evenings we’re having these days. Love that!
The deck box fit perfectly down beside the steps, and that freed up a lot of space on the porch. (Ha! Yes, that was the day I took pictures for Acorns Away! Tablescape. )
It pays to be creative and move things around to see how you like a new arrangement.
I hauled the baker’s rack off for sand-blasting, and then spray-painted it black like the chairs. Doesn’t it look better?
I added a few seasonal details, like these gourds painted for fall.
and fake (The Forever Pumpkin).
This little table is near its life’s end, even after the Aging Porch Table Reno two years ago. Wood porch furniture sure deteriorates fast!
Oops. My fall favorite coffee makes an appearance again. Sorry…it’s an addiction.
The glider cushions match the umbrella pretty well, too.
Don’t you love it when God works things out like that? He is the best decorator of all! 🙂
I made a new light fixture for a yellow bug light in the corner.
It works great for keeping bugs away after dark.
On Monday, I’ll share this fun Porch Light Fixture DIY tutorial.
I didn’t know until recently that yellow bulbs are a bug deterrent. Do you use yellow bulbs for your porch lights?
Is your porch ready to enjoy during cooler weather?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.