Sunday, June 19, 2011

ADD gone wild.....

Before u read this post , i must warn u all that my ADD is outta control lately. Ive been thinking about the back porch an awful lot since spring and time just keeps slippin , slippin, into the future, LOL( I warned u about the ADD), dont cha love that song? Anyway........we are working on the porch, hopefully soon ile be able to post some "after" pics, and a big porch "reveal".......But first let me show u some excerpts from my lil trip to Ballard Designs yesterday...I found some banquette seating on Craigs lil list, so decided to take a look..........


My CL find however is a lil bit longer, which is a good thing, and the price is a whole lot smaller, less than half. Im tickled about this find and will post soon when i get them home..........While i was there, i was simply mezmorized for at least 10 full minutes by this art work, all the while thinking..........."I can make that"...........Im sure the sales lady thought i was a nut..........

Of course with a more "Romantic" spin on it.........Ule have to stay tuned for that one later..........ON to the porch........First we are adding on some to the deck and doing some much needed repairs..


Then we can begin the painting, which i will be doing all myself....
Ive purchased a few sheer linen panels($4 each, thrift store find), so ile be hanging those around the porch area, also making some lanterns from old flower vases(copycat from another blog found while in a clicking frenze, lol)....

It really is quite a large space.








Should anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to hang these around the porch, im all ears................................................
And last , but not least, my 12ft. long rescued from the trash, bench. I havent decided yet wheather to paint it or just seal it..............Guess ule just have to wait and see, LOL. Happy Fathers Day everyone!



The possibilities are endless...................

4 comments:

stefanie said...

sooooooo many fun!!! projects, cant wait for the reveal!!!!

lvroftiques said...

Oh Bonnie I can't wait to see what you do! LOVE the banquette so I'm dying to see yours! (Dont'cha just love craigslist?!) And that 12' bench is killer!! Vanna

Life with L said...

I use pvc for curtain rods. It's very inexpensive. Lots of good finds.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

How about real bamboo sticks for the curtain rods? I'm seeing that bench painted in a vibrant color... Maybe periwinkle blue, fuschia, or aqua green? How about some lattice panels mounted on the outside of those 4 x 4 posts? Paint them white so the curtains and the lattice match... Suspend some lights above inside that porch area and make it a cozy place to hang out! Lots of room here for sure! Yep you are on the same page as me...extend your home to the outside more and enjoy!