Above is a picture I snapped from one of our trees that just recently bloomed. There were at least 100 butterflies and bee's flying throughout the tree and it was just beautiful. I still haven't figured out the name of the tree though. Does anyone recognize it? I would love to know!
I've also been working on our back porch as well. As you might have seen from our house tour, this has been our porch for the past few months:
Here is the progress from a few weeks after we moved in back in September. Still not the vision I was looking for. Basically this was a lot of the "leftover" furniture that we weren't sure what to do with or how to place. We knew this living space was going to take some time.
Finally things started to come together when my friend Josh gifted me an old pedestal table that he was about to throw out. Throw out?? No thank you! If it's free, I will take it - no question! A few months prior he had mentioned buying a new table to replace that one, and I had been eying it ever since. I originally had it picked out for our kitchen, but after lugging it in, it just didn't fit. Too large and didn't flow well. I then knew it would be perfect for the porch. Now that we had a defined eating and sitting area, I knew this was going to be the layout that stuck. And it did! With the new layout, everything else just seemed to fit in to place. Here is a picture of a similar style of this type of table.
Note: This is not the before picture that I took... Didn't know I would be starting a blog and didn't take a before pic. My bad!
Here is the table in our new porch space.
Much better, right?? I will be posting a tutorial on my process soon. Here are a few more pics of the rest of the porch makeover.
This back porch definitely took some time and work, but it was totally worth it. Interested in where I found some of my finds? Here is a list:
Brown Wicker Patio Set: Big Lots (found this set for a GREAT deal, who would have thought?)
Neutral Rug - Lowes
Patterned Rug: Ross
Red and Stripped Pillows: Garden Ridge
"Quote" Pillow: Marshalls
Rustic Grey/Blue Tray: Garden Ridge
Red Wicker Trunk: Re-painted antique
Brown Trunk: Antique
Red Curtains: Wal-mart
Wicker Chargers: World Market
Blue and Cream Cushions: Ross
Here are a few more pics of some of the blooming flowers in our back yard:
Hope y'all enjoyed my porch makeover. If you have any questions on anything from my makeover, feel free to message me! I would love to help out with your space and design challenges.