Summer Porch – Outdoor Living

I haven’t touched my porch since moving into my house last summer. I had other things that I needed to take care of first, like making sure I had a bed and finding the coffee pot so I would have adequate caffeine to complete all my new and exciting projects. Now that warmer weather is (hopefully) right around the corner, I really want to make my porch a place I’d actually like to spend some time.

When I moved in, this bench was left on the porch.

It would be perfect with some cushions. The only problem is, it’s not any sort of standard size. It appears to have been made from scraps left over from the posts. Apart from a a few hazardous looking nails, it’s totally salvageable. I’ll just have to make my own cushions. The only issue I’m having is cost. That foam filler can get a little pricey.

So now, let me share with you my
“If Money Were No Object, Which Unfortunately It Always Is, Porch Makeover”!

First off, cushion fabrics. I love color and I’m really into Moroccan patterns right now. Here are a few picks for cushions.




Next, accessories.

1. Casbah Rug $79.95

2. Sundial Outdoor Pillow $27

3. Abra Hurricane $89.95

4. Elan Coffee Table $635

5. Casablanca Lanterns $-7.95 – $49.95

6. Sausalito House Numbers $14 each


Succulent Outdoor Table

I adore succulents. They are easy to take care of and seeing as how I don’t have much of a green thumb, are perfect for me. I currently have one on my stove at home reminding me it is possible for me to keep something alive. I recently planted some flowers in the dirt bed outside my kitchen and was so excited about it, I ran out and bought a bunch more bulbs. It’s been raining like crazy so I haven’t had a chance to plant them yet, but believe me, I will. You just wait and see. While I am on this planting stuff kick, I have to share the coolest planter/table.

How awesome is this? I think it would be so sweet to have one the size of a picnic bench with little plants all down the center, but that project may have to wait until I get a few more necessary projects crossed off the “to do” list.