This is what the porch area looked like before.
It turned out so cozy and pretty. We have really enjoyed this new space. It has been nice to sit out here for homeschool or just taking a break and reading a book. Many mornings I've come out here for my quiet time to read the Bible and devotions. My daughter has even mentioned having her birthday party out here..complete with a sleep over on the porch!
Tree stump my husband cut for me.
Another tree stump--used as a side table. The lamp is an old one I had hiding in a closet. So glad I kept it!
This is an old army cot my in-laws had stored away. A few pillows and a blanket make it a great napping place. These pretty yellow pillows are from Angela of Button Bird Designs. If you have not checked out her blog and Etsy shop, do so now! She has awesome ideas and she is a sweet heart too. The rug was being used inside. Glad to repurpose it for the porch.
What porch is complete without the latest issue of Southern Living?
And old window gives an otherwise boring corner a little character. I took a wooden apple crate I've had for years and spray painted it. Now it holds magazines at the bottom and a plant on top.
I found these curtains on the clearance aisle at Walmart. Less than $5 each! My husband made a curtain rod and now we welcome the warm, gentle breezes.