Well, it’s finally here. The past 6 weeks have been devoted to giving our Porch and Patio a complete makeover as part of the One Room Challenge and it seems to have come and gone so quickly. The most exciting part now though, is we get to enjoy these spaces this summer and beyond.
First, I’d like to thank our host of the One Room Challenge, Linda from Calling It Home. This has been a fun ride, and while my family is happy this is over, we honestly couldn’t be happier with the results. I find it very unlikely that I would have even begun to achieve these makeovers without this challenge. You all must be sure to check out the other amazing rooms, by both sponsored and linking participants. So much talent and so many beautiful spaces have been created.
I’m going to start the reveal on the patio. Besides giving you a sneak peek at the built-in banquette, I had not revealed much of my plan for out here.
To the back side of the fireplace and added this rustic mantle. Creating a focal point with the existing architecture was a great way to incorporate it into the space. The tutorial for this simple build can be found here. It only costs $15 to build!
Without taking full advantage of the nook created by the fireplace and adding the banquette to the space, the patio would not accommodate this much seating and still allow traffic flow in and out of the screen porch.
Our exixting table was the wrong size and scale so we built a new top customized to fit the space. You can read how to build your own Herringbone tabletop here.
Moving inside the screen porch, the fabrics are repeated to bring a sense of continuity between the two spaces.
For this navy and neutral color palette I focused on textures and layers of calming, subtly tropical and botanical accents.
The planters we built out of cedar fencing add height and drama to the long side of the porch. Plans and a complete how-to can be found here.
This is not a very large porch, but I wanted to create enough seating for our family and guests to enjoy bug free.
And now for a look at the space lit up at dusk. You’ll see Tucker, our Goldendoodle, joined me as the sun began set. He’s wondering when I’m going to move all these pillows out of the way so he can have his outdoor bed back.
Thank you all so very much for following along with me on this journey. It’s been challenging and rewarding to completely makeover these spaces.
And there you have it, the last photo. I think we are ready to throw a party!
Here’s the deal though…..
We are so NOT done out here.
Next up, were are expanding the plantings around the rock on the hillside and adding a built-in grill and countertop. So, if you haven’t already, you’ll want to pick your favorite social media to follow me as we continue to transform our whole backyard.
If you want to track back and see the progression of the challenge you can do so here.
World Market: Deep Bench & Bench, Rug over fireplace, garden stool, copper lantern
Target: Lilly Pulitzer Lanterns, rug on porch, outdoor lumbar pillows, blue bench cushions, cream and gold pillows
Michaels: Hanging lanterns, light blue pot || Home Goods: Glass and twine vase, hanging terrariums, citronella candles
Home Depot: Cedar fence boards and outdoor lights || JoAnn’s Fabric: Robert Allen Outdoor Fabric
DIY Projects To Share:
Trapezoid Planters || Outdoor Banquette/Bench || Outdoor Patio Tabletop || Mantle made from Fence boards || Dry & Wet Terrariums
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