Porch Decor Inspiration {from a reader!}

I got a sweet email this week that I wanted to share with you…


I don’t have a URL blog, so I couldn’t update to your August DIY
party.  So I’m sending pictures of my side porch that was (almost..) finished
in August. I still need to highlight the raised surfaces on the coffee
table, put family snap shots on top, and cover with a piece of glass.  


The inspiration was your drop cloth tutorial!  I recently moved to a new house
after living in the same place for 30 years.  A must for my new house was a
screened porch.  I brought my rocker, porch swing, and wind chimes from the
old side porch.  A friend found the wicker set in a yard sale and ‘gifted’
that and most of the cushions.  I spray painted every thing… picking up odd
furniture at Goodwill and Habitat stores.  The drop cloth curtain adds
privacy and blocks the sun.  I trimmed the top with some fringe, and I love
it.  I’m able to sit on the porch and watch the birds on the deck.  My
favorite time to be on the porch is late at night or early mornings with a
cup of coffee and the newspaper.  


Thanks for the inspiration.  My friends love it,



Judy sent me some pictures of her new side porch, and I think it turned out lovely.

Ya’ll KNOW that I love the colors Judy  used to decorate her porch.  Look at those beautiful reds, blacks, tans, and greens!  Perfection!

She has such a wonderful view out her side porch!  It certainly is a great place for coffee and a newspaper (and to catch up on all the great posts at Beneath My Heart!)  :)

I wonder where that cute little side door goes?  I love the transom window over the door!
Doesn’t her porch look so cozy?!  The perfect place for entertaining.
Thank you, Judy, for sharing these inspirational pictures with me, and for allowing me to share them with my readers!
I hope you have many happy memories on your porch with family and friends!


  1. Oh she did a really great job! I think we should all go over and sit out there with her and then see what other clever things she has done in her house. If she doesn’t have a blog then she at least owes us that, don’t you think? Lisa~

  2. I love your idea on what you did in your drop cloth curtain Judy. That is pretty clever! Actually I feel so refreshed looking at the pictures. The arrangement of your furniture is awe-inspiring.

  3. Fabulous job, Judy! I love everything about your porch, everything! I hope you are enjoying the beauty of all your hard work!

  4. How pretty! I love how she decorated it! Drop cloths are SO versatile! I wonder when Lowe’s and Home Depot are gonna get wise to all of us using them as cheap decor and raise the price! :D

  5. Judys porch turned out just as cute as came be. I love the green swing. I painted my rockers red this past summer as well. And I have that same Willow House Hurricane jar, only it’s in my house but I originally planned to use it on the porch. Judy and I must have a lot in common. I’m still looking for my bargain swing. I love her red trimmed rug. I know she’ll have many wonderful evening on such a pretty screened in porch.

    Tracie, your such an inspiration to all us. I know your porch makeover was my favorite this year!
    Thanks for sharing Judys porch with us.

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