Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #8 {Porch Makeover}

Happy Friday everyone!

This week I am presenting my upper back porch area that was inspired by Kelly, from Eclectically Vintage.

When she posted about her new patio furniture last year, I headed to Home Depot to buy that beautiful patio set.

You can see the original post here.

Today, I present you with this year’s Spring Porch makeover.


It is not a large space, but very cozy and perfect for that early morning cup of coffee…

…..or a calm, relaxing space at the end of the day.

And..here is Kelly’s beautiful patio…


I just love her vintage slider too!!


I added floral pillows from Lowe’s Home Improvement.


I was eyeing these great Ikat pillows from Pottery Barn, but these were $13/ea compared to the Pottery Barn at $50/ea.

…..hopefully one day I can see the PB pillows on sale or at the outlet!


During the Spring, it is so nice to be able to see the flowering trees from the porch.





This is the view from the dining room..

…..the porch is accessible from the dining room, great room, and master bedroom…

……….three sets of french doors surround this porch.




One corner of the porch…I plan to mount this wall hanging on a canvas soon.


This corner has my favorite piece of patio furniture…..my tea cart.

My very favorite garden and gift center is being liquidated and sold and they started their sale yesterday.

…..I purchased the lantern and the burlap canvas art on sale.


The small Eugenia topiary is from Lowe’s, flower pot from HomeGoods….

…..the bird plate and birds were a gift from my granddaughter.



This burlap canvas lends to a pretty texture.


The armillary is new to the space…I purchased it from One Kings Lane several months ago.


The coffee table has two trays of the pretty “aluminum cane” that lift up for easy serving…

…..I love this owl (a gift from a friend) that goes so well the with turquoise flower pots.


I hope you enjoyed my 2013 Spring Porch…that was inspired by the talented Kelly of Eclectically Vintage.

Have a beautiful weekend!!

I am joining:

vintage inspiration Be Inspired 300

Seasonal Sunday Teapot resized


Wow Us Wednesdays

Wow Us Wednesdays

TTT Logo - LOGO for Button - Copy





Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. What a beautiful space, Shirley! I’m so jealous of your gorgeous porch … and beautiful, sunny weather!!!

    🙂 Linda

  2. Bravo! What a great spot and beautifully accessorized. I see that out door furniture is becoming much more indoor-like, creating a more seamless transition between the two. Looks comfy! My only problem is that it’s so much work keeping all of the spaces free of spider webs, leaves, etc., that there’s no time to sit down to enjoy them! I just need to wear darker glasses, so I can’t see it all!
    Have a great day!

  3. So stunning, I love that furniture it is so pretty and the pillows are wonderful. The picture by the lantern and the topiary is stunning I love the colors. Great job as always! Have a great weekend Shirley!

  4. This is EXACTLY what I would love to have off our master suite. We currently have standard windows, but I think they should become a pair of French doors that lead out onto a deck. The deck doesn’t have to be humongous…just large enough for a settee, a couple of chairs, a small table…kind of like what you have here. My parents have a REALLY good-sized deck off their master as well as one off the kitchen and a sun porch off the dining room. I have wondered aloud in front of Ramon MANY times how that would look at our house, but to no avail. 🙁

    You have set this up beautifully, Shirley, and I know you will enjoy many beautiful, relaxing mornings out on this gorgeous porch! Me? I guess I’ll just go hang out in my garage. 🙂

  5. So so pretty and I wish it had been warm enough to sit out there with our coffee last week, but it was cold. Love that furniture. Eventually I will get a decent set for our deck.

  6. that’s it. I am on my way over right now to sit with you on the beautiful porch ! How nice to be able to sit there in the mornings. What is behind your house- is it private cause I would probably be in my PJ’s.

  7. Your porch is stunning Shirley!! I love the patio furniture and the pops of turquoise!! I’m so jealous of all your windows too! 🙂

  8. this is just a wonderful space, LOVE that set and your gorgeous pillows!!

  9. Very beautiful space, just crying for me to enjoy that quiet cup of coffee with you! You are very fortunate to have such a large decorating budget. Enjoy! Have a cup for me this evening……

  10. Pam Standley says

    I could just spend hours out there, Shirley, especially now, when it’s still cool outdoors, with bright, clear blue skies. Love it.

  11. Linda Miller says

    Looks beautiful, Shirley. So jealous as we have to wait until after Mother’s Day to put any plants outside. It’s finally starting to green up from all of the snow melt. I can’t wait to be sitting on that porch next week maybe watching our hubbies golf by! Oh, and that owl is adorable.

  12. Love your porch and the furniture is beautiful!!!

  13. Shirley,

    Love your porch. I live in the Raleigh area; can you share the name of the garden center that is being liquidated? Thanks in advance.

  14. Your porch is gorgeous! I wish my porch was covered. My cushions are all covered up in pollen! I love your blog and look forward to reach each installment.

    Can you tell us where you got your planters that hang over the sides of your railings? Thanks!

    • The planters are window box planters with the brackets..I purchased them at Lowe’s Home Improvement…They are sold separately.

  15. Ahhh, what time should I be over to sip lemonade on your fabulous porch? Or would you prefer wine!? I still love my patio furniture and am actually sitting out on my patio right now. Every time I sit here, I’ll think of you Shirley!

  16. Shirley, your porch is just beautiful! It feels so relaxing and cozy…I’d be out there all the time. LOVE those floral pillows…I may need to stop in Lowe’s this weekend…lol! We’ve enjoyed sitting out back; but, we keep getting these fluke ‘cold’ days. It’s been in the 40’s for the past couple of days; and we’ll be back in the 80’s over the weekend.

  17. Wow how beautiful – I would never get anything done for sitting on the porch. I really like the furniture and I can see why you purchased it. Everything is perfect and all goes so well together.
    Many thanks for sharing your beautiful porch and have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    Awe, looks so refreshing, it’s wonderful to have a great vantage point to enjoy nature and contemplate on everything we are so grateful for…..happy weekend, Love & Blessings…

  19. Your porch is beautiful! How will you keep it clean? My porches get so much damage, rain, wind, leaves, pollen, etc. All of my pillows and cute stuff get wet, moldy and look bad. Any tips?

    • My porch is under a roof and it rarely gets wet…just leaves and pollen!…I am fortunate that I do not have a problem with any mildew…just need to sweep often!

  20. Your little flower pot looks like a McCoy, if it is be sure to keep it. McCoy flower pots are hard to find and worth $$$.
    LOVE your porch as I do all of your beautiful home.
    Thanks for sharing, Kathy

    • Thanks…yes it is a McCoy flower pot…I have a collection of them and try to use them as much as I can.

  21. Ooh I love this Shirley! You staged this beautifully! I like the furniture you chose and the pillows make it looks so summery! All your details give it an inviting look. I’d be out there a lot! You have a nice setting- love your French doors.

  22. Love your spring porch! So peaceful. Have a great weekend, Ginger

  23. Beautiful furniture, Shirley! I like that it is different than what you normally see in outdoor furniture. Love your canvas art work ~ it looks perfect on your porch. Your tea cart is wonderful! I always stop to check them out when I see them. They seem to be very popular lately in the antique malls.

  24. Your whole house is simply beautiful,but I love this quiet little spot that overlooks that beautiful golf course.
    Love those pillows. The colors are fabulous and gives a wonderful pop of color. You have a way of putting the cutest little vignettes together. Love your Spring porch revival. 🙂 xxoo

  25. No matter what their size, porches are wonderful. Your new touches of color add real punch.

  26. Your porch is really beautiful! I love the view that you have. The new furniture looks perfect out there. I like the pops of blue you added to the beige as well.


  28. You’re porch is soooo beautiful Shirley! And so is Kelly’s! I love seeing how you took the same set and made it personalized to your own style. Such a fun post! 🙂

  29. Your patio is beautiful! The view is awesome and it feels so calm and tranquil! Thanks for your kind words today on my home tour at Debbiedoos. I’m so glad I found you!~~Angela

  30. As always, your space is beautiful. I love your view and everything is so fresh and Springy! Cute owl, beautiful pillows ( good choice, I think!) and well, everything is perfect for your space. Ahhh, I can see myself out there drinking a cup of coffee. :o)

  31. Anne Boykin says

    Shirley, What a gorgeous porch! Love that furniture. Wish I could have a cup of coffee with you out there and enjoy!

  32. Shirley it’s so beautiful ! I’m envious!!

  33. Your porch is beautiful! I’m sure you’ll enjoy sitting out there relaxing…cool drink in hand, pretty flowers, good book…what more could a gal want! 😉

  34. Your porch looks fantastic! So wonderfully welcoming.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  35. OMGoodness, now I want that furniture too! But firast we have to buikld the deck:):) AFTER and WHEN we get our plans approved! That should be soon, I am praying. Your porch is so inviting, I want to come sip ANYTHING with you there. I love the owl, and planters. My pots are similiar colors. XO, Pinky

  36. I came over from Seasonal Sunday to see more and I love what you’ve done with your porch. Everything looks so clean and crisp. I’m now following you on Facebook so I won’t miss another post. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  37. Shirley,
    Lovely porch! Nice touches all around. Absolutely fell in love with the burlap canvas wall decor, so pretty!

  38. Hi Shirley, Your back porch is beautiful! I love your yellow and white on the house and the furniture looks like it was made to go there. I would have my morning coffee there too. Great job, you sure were inspired by Kelly. I’ll have to visit her link, I don’t remember seeing this. Have a lovely evening.

  39. I am so envious of your beautiful porch Shirley! You have not only a gorgeous porch but amazing views as well!

  40. Your porch is beautiful and so inviting Shirley! I could curl up and read or surf on my laptop enjoying the birdsong!

  41. Fabulous!

  42. Your porch and view are so pretty! It looks like such a quiet and peaceful retreat any time of day.
    Mary Alice

  43. Your porch and patio both look amazing. I love your style and everything is so pretty. Great furniture and accessories on the porch. Hugs, Marty

  44. Such a pretty space!! I would love to sit and have a cup of coffee out there with you Shirley:)

  45. Absolutely beautiful!

  46. That all looks so great! You have created an outdoor space that is as comfortable and welcome as any indoor space. Porches are the best places to be on a nice day in my opinion! I’ll stop by later for some tea!

  47. Just seeing your beautiful porch makes me want to go clean mine up. So from my family….we thank you. There is nothing like a special place outside to relax in and yours is beautiful!

  48. I just love your pretty porch, Shirley! I’ve always thought it looks like the perfect place to snuggle in for a lovely cup of coffee on a warm morning.

  49. Your porch is lovely…perfect for sipping iced tea and reading a good book. Kelly is a good friend to have! Thanks for sharing, visiting from BNOP.

  50. Love your porch! Makes me want to relax and just breathe!

    Thank for joining {Home}work Wednesday!

  51. This is utterly gorgeous! I wish I had seen that furniture too, it’s sooo pretty. But what you did with it takes the cake. Happy Summer!

  52. Beautiful, Shirley! I love the patio furniture and the pretty cart. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.