February 24, 2012
Outside it may be winter but in my heart it's Spring. I was officially ready for Spring approximately 3 seconds after Valentine's Day was over. Last year I was so focused on the inside that I didn't have time, money or energy to think much about the outside. This year I'm still low on the money and energy but I've got the time.
I thought I'd do a little before and after with you of the front porch since I'm officially spending so much time daydreaming about it being warm enough to use it. Above is what it looked like when the previous owner lived here. It was very dark. The ceiling was weighing the whole room down. The space just served as a pass through to the front door and I seriously doubt anyone ever sat in those lawn chairs. I only wish I could find a picture of the brass ceiling fan.
Now it's a destination. It's an extension of our family room. Emma and I can often be found on the daybed playing games and reading. It's also possible that my Sweet Hubby has photographic evidence of me napping out there. It would take a stronger person than me to resist this space when the windows are open and the breeze is blowing.
This is where we store many of our games, as well as binoculars and bird and flower guides.
Chippiness and history abound here. The daybed was purchased at a garage sale down the street for something like $25 while we were still living in the rental. We got this table at a booth on Main Street for $10 during one of our towns many events. My man turned it upside down and carried it home propped on his head. Making memories.
The ceiling is the same color as my studio which is just inside that aqua door and to the left. The walls are the same color as the family room so it all just flows really well. It is so peaceful out there. It beckons me. Now that the basics are in place I just need to do a wee bit more decorating. I'm afraid I'm stuck with that floor but I think some colorful artwork and pillows will help distract from it. I'm officially counting the days until I'm out there enjoying it again. I'll be sure to hide the camera from my hubby first.