Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Favorite Outdoor Spot

Although like a lot of things around here my favorite outside spot still needs some work, I thought I'd share it with you.....so without further adieu, our screened-in porch!


This area is out back and connected to our dining room, which makes it the perfect spot for entertaining on these fun summer evenings.  (Especially now that stink bug season appears to be over!)  I also love sitting out here at night with the hubs after the kids are in bed, playing Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride....watching the lightning bugs and listening to the birds!  First item on the "to do" list for this post is....replace the ugly outdoor thermometer.  I have been searching but unfortunately mostly what I'm finding are digital ones.

A closer look at our comfy cozy area, along with some notes for the to do list...


We got this furniture set at a yard sale for $40 (score!) but it sadly still needs a nice table and some pillows to spice it up a little.  I sometimes come out here with my coffee (iced of course) and Bible for devotions in the morning and it is so peaceful....except for the squirrels and birds fighting over who gets to eat from the feeders.

Now the view turning around and facing the house (keep in mind those lights are just a reflection)...


Pretty plain.  I'm hoping to find some sort of fun artwork, or maybe shelves to go against that boring wall.  I've thought about adding some curtains but not sure if I want to go that route...sometimes the rain comes in so I have to be a little careful with what I leave out here.  I do love our kid's picnic table and it comes in so handy when it's more than the 4 of us here for dinner.

Hope you enjoyed my favorite outdoor spot!  It still needs some love (oooh, brainstorm....how about a rug!), but we are still enjoying it just the way it is!





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6 comments:

Meri @ twofive365 said...

Love this! I wish we had a different style of house so we could put something like this on the back.

btw, check Hobby Lobby for an outdoor thermometer. They had some cute (non digital) ones for 50% off clearance ;)

Katie said...

Angie I love this! I would spend way too many hours napping out there :) I used those bulb lights for my wedding and I have that red, orange, and cream rug on my deck..gotta love Target :)

Thanks for sharing, it really is a lovely spot!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great space! Your screened porch really has a lot of potential!
I love the string lights and the white ceiling. You also have a good start with your nice patio set! I heard Walmart has rugs, too.

Angie Frey said...

Hi Angie! My husband and I are HUGH Ticket to Ride fans too!!! However, most people that we know have never heard of the game. So cool that you know it and love it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your outdoor space is so charming- love the ceiling and the lights and the floor is wonderful!

Kortney said...

We have a screened in porch similar to this and we love it! We eat almost all of our meals out there. I was thinking it needs to be redecorated. At this point its just a white wall and then blue outdoor carpet. I was thinking of changing the floor, etc. I love your floor, its beautiful.

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