Monday, 30 June 2014

Budget Porch Decor

  Budget Porch Decor
 
When I say this is Budget Porch Décor, I'm not lying!
I didn't spend over twenty dollars on this project.
And aside from two dollars spent for the round table, the rest of the budget went towards flowers.
 
Nearly all of my budget porch décor project was accomplished by shopping from my own home.
 
 
I wanted our screened in summer porch to have a feel of stepping back in time.
I wanted it to look like my Grandmother's porch might have.
 
 
To add a little charm, I covered two cheap plastic chairs that were left behind by the previous owner of our home with a Salvation Army  vintage tablecloth and a pink chenille bedspread.
 
The Cedar birdhouses were built for me years ago by my father.
They are especially treasures to me now that he has passed on.
 
The blue glider rocker was rescued from a neighbours drive during our village wide free dump day.
It's the first time I'd ever picked something up from a curb, but boy am I glad I did!
 
I mixed leftover paint until I got just the colour I wanted for the chair and then used leftover vintage sheets I had from another project to cover the cushions.
 

 
The chair in this photo was given to us many years ago by my in-laws, way back when we lived in the Midwest.
It brings back a lot of fond memories from those days gone by....
 
Everything else is pretty much stuff I've collected from many years of  thrift shopping.
 
 

This photo is the porch before I began my budget re-do.
It really was honestly a lot more work than I thought it would be.
But Tim and I are enjoying the porch so much more than we did last year, that it has been worth all the effort it has taken in the end.
 
I hope you enjoyed my budget porch reveal.
Wouldn't it be fun if you lived close enough to drop by and enjoy a glass of tea here with me?
I spend a lot of my blogging time here on this porch, so in a virtual sense I guess you are here after all!
Happy Monday
Kimberly
 
I'm partying here:
 

 

 
 


 
 



58 comments:

  1. Good make over.
    Like that wick lamp next to the glider rocker.

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  2. Lovely, everything, but my favourite, the bird houses, maybe because your Dad made them, I have some woodwork from my Dad, and a treasure to keep forever. Cheers, Jean.

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  3. You succeeded in your quest to make it look like something of your grandmother's! I wanted to jump right in that picture and sit in the glider with a book!

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  4. What a sweet, restful place to have.

    You did a lovely job.

    FlowerLady

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Your room is truly filled with love.
    What a cheery peaceful retreat.
    Woolie Hugs

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  6. VeRy cute! I love to decorate my sunroom and spend a lot of time there, reading, entertaining family. I especially like the decor you put on the ledges. :)

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  7. It truly is very welcoming and brings back fond memories of sitting on the porch with grandmother. The blue glider was a real great find!
    Glad you are enjoying your porch this summer.

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  8. That is THE prettiest porch I have EVER seen! I love your decorating style and color choices and we are definitely on the same page when it comes to wanting to create a feeling of "yesteryear". I'm so excited now to do something similar! Thank you for sharing your great ideas and style with us!
    I am so confused though....you're at home now? Not in the Yukon? Where are you living now? Are you in the witness protection program? I can't keep up with you! LOL!

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  9. Impressed!
    All your little touched add up to and equal a perfect summertime porch.
    Save me a seat. The one with the chenille bedspread!

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  10. Great job, and I also love the tree views out your windows! It's all so perfect and WOW that you did it on a budget too! xox

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  11. WOW!! I am soo impressed with your make over! You really did turn it into a little haven of sorts. I can certainly understand you and hubby sitting out there alot and enjoying it. Love to have that glass of tea with you! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  12. It looks great and yes you achieved the feel you were going for. Great job on a tight budget :)

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  13. Loving the porch, I want to come and sit in the rocker, Blessings Francine.

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  14. Kimberly,
    It looks amazing. Thanks for letting for the "virtual" visit. So relaxing out there.
    Kris

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  15. It really does look inviting! Do you have any coffee left this morning? I love the framed quilt and I can just imagine a big stack of old magazines where the watering can is sitting. I'll be right over! Hugs!

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  16. It looks adorable! It also looks like a place I would happily spend lots of time relaxing in. I can understand how much the birdhouses mean to you. Earl makes things for our girls and they treasure every single item, anything from a dad is special :>)
    I love the chenille bedspread and the thrift store tablecloth, they really look great covering the chairs and the tablecloth is a gorgeous print. The little green table with the pickets around the edge caught my eye, I really like that detail, so unique and fun.

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  17. I love this porch! You did a great job in making it gramma's place! I love that comfort feeling of back home. Put the water on, I'll be right over! well after a drive a thousand miles, LOL!!!

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  18. It looks so pretty and welcoming Kimberly. I would love to come for a cuppa!! Hugs, Chris

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  19. So charming, Kim! You dud an amazing job with it!

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  20. not dud

    did!

    BTW, I'm emailing with a question...

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  21. This is amazing! I love screened in porches, you've made yours so welcome and cozy!

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  22. You did a fantastic job shopping the house, I love the transformation! Love the found glider and the color, too!

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  23. Nicely done.

    What sweet treasures from your Dad. It's nice that they are in a place where they can be admired and enjoyed each day.

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  24. Oh, my, yes!! I'd love to share a glass of tea or cup of coffee with you on that porch. LOVE that chenille bedspread! I'd have that on one of my beds.

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  25. Hi Kimberly! I love the changes you made to your porch. It's such a nice area to relax in. You decorated it so nicely while sticking to your budget.

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  26. Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains –where we celebrated our anniversary… I’ll be blogging about this time for awhile –since it was so special.

    I love what you have done to your porch... Awesome for sure!!! AND to think that you did that so economically. Special!!!!

    My favorite thing you have are those bird houses--not only because I love birds and birdhouses --but mainly because your Dad made them.

    Hugs,

    Betsy

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  27. Your porch is so beautiful with all of it's homey and vintage treasures! The quilt behind glass is my favorite along with the blue rocker, and the red table with the garden and birdhouse items. What a great spot to sit back and relax this summer. I'm visiting from the Knick of Time Interiors link party. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

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  28. What a transformation! Your porch looks great!! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP.

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  29. You started out with a great space and finished it up so nicely with all of your cottage decor. Great job!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susa and Bentley

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  30. Hi Kimberly. I missed your last few blogposts about your porch so will comment here regarding them all. I love how you have decorated it! It is really sweet with all the vintage chairs and knick knacks. The re-purposed lamp is so cute and I love the bright fun summer colours. It would be a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the breeze on a warm day or evening. Are you back from the Yukon? Happy Canada Day to you! Hugs, Pam

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  31. i love it..love the colors..very cottage cozy..we are doing ours next year..and i love the vintage cottage look..thanks for sharing:-)

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  32. Looks beautiful! You did an awesome job.

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  33. What a sweet and charming space, Kimberly! I love all the brightly painted vintage furniture and accessories, so cheery and fun. I don't think I'd ever want to leave this happy space!

    Poppy

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  34. This porch just makes me smile! I would love to lounge out here with a glass of tea and a good book! Well done!
    cathywhatisoldisnew

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  35. You nailed it Kimberly! It does look like something your grandparents might have done. It makes me think a bit about my Grandmother Shultz's home. It was definitely a collected look and cozy. I'm so condpfused- lol.... I thought you were up in The Yukon?

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  36. Love! I'd love it if you shared this on Worthwhile Wednesdays http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/07/worthwhile-wednesdays-24.html
    ~Allie

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  37. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Your hard work shows! The porch is definitely a step back in time! Stop by the website to pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button!

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  38. I love your porch! I wish I had one and I'd do exactly what you did. I'd fill it with all the things that I love that have sentimental value. I could clean out my booth and cabinets and it wouldn't cost much. I love the vintage spreads and sheets. The blue chair is my favorite. What treasures! Thanks for dropping by. I will be visiting more often.
    Bonnie

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  39. What a cool and inspiring porch! Give me a good book and I could be there for hours. Thank you for linking up to On Display Thursday!

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  40. This is lovely, Kimberly! So cozy and inviting. :)

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  41. I love it all except the little pickets on the round table... I think they could go.

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  42. Hi! Hopped over from Revi's :) LOVE your charming porch & I practice shopping from home as well! Blessings, Cecilia

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  43. Awwww, I just love this. What a precious, cozy place. Enjoy your space. Your grandma would be proud.

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  44. You certainly did accomplish that feel Kimberly! I love it! the Chenille spread is such a nice touch. Love the rescued chair. We don't have yard clean up days like that. We have to drop our things off at a thrift so I have never had the privilege of a curb find. lol! Everything is just perfect! Wish I could come for some ice tea. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. I love, love, love it! It looks like it is straight out of the pages of Country Living magazine! And yes, I would love to stop by for a visit!

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  46. Your porch is amazing, I wouldn't want to leave!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  47. Your porch is amazing, I wouldn't want to leave!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  48. It's so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty.html Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  49. oh this is a grandma porch for sure! Love it! :) :)

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  50. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! It is live now at http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/07/home-sweet-garden-party-78.html Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

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  51. Kimberly, I would love to visit you on your porch. I love the budget makeover. You and I take the word 'budget' seriously! Also great idea to shop from your own home. It is lovely! I can't wait until we have a portion of our porch screened in. Necessary in mosquito land. :-)

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  52. Your porch is darling. It reminds me of my grandma's porch. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  53. Oh my, a screened porch like this is on my list of "must have wannabes!" I love the chenille chair cover - it's all so charming! I am going to feature you tonight. Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

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  54. I love everything about it!! So homey and cozy...what a great place to spend a day!!

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  55. Wow! It is so beautiful! It takes a while to make a house a home. My hubby and I are really learning that. Especially while trying to stay on a budget.

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  56. Well, it certainly looks like my mother-in-law's porch in the 60's
    Can't say I like the look, but if its what you are going for. Can't believe you didn't take down eavestrough though.

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