I know it seems like all we’ve been doing lately is working on updating the Homestead, and yes, here is another update to one of our transformations – our relaxing back porch oasis.

I know it seems like all we've been doing lately is working on updating the Homestead, and yes, here is another update to one of our transformations - our relaxing back porch oasis.

 

It’s always fun to go back…

BEFORE

This is what the porch looked like for the first year after we moved.  It was storage until we worked on some of the other spaces inside.  It was unpacking triage if you will.

 

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DURING

This is what the porch looked like last year.  Almost there, but it still needed some TLC.  At least at this point, it was functional and not a hot mess.

 

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AFTER

The light beige wasn’t doing much for me.  I wanted to find a color that blended in with the outdoors, and gave a feeling of peace and tranquility.  I chose historic colors Benjamin Moore Huntington Green and Townsend Harbor Brown (which is actually more of a dark burgundy).

 

Benjamin Moore Huntington Green and Townsend Harbor Brown by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We used the same green on the trim on the shed.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We upgraded the windows.  All nine of them.  Ouch, I know.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Speaking of windows, we added outdoor curtains to the west side to help offset the hot afternoon sun.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love coming out here in the morning to drink a cup of coffee and listen to the quiet.  We set it up like an outdoor living room and added a lamp and rug.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love this old crate.  It brings a little extra character to the space, don’t you think?

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We always have several blankets out for those cool mornings or evenings. And of course some comfy pillows.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

At night, the string lights grace the outline of the screened in porch.  Our friends call this the Adirondack room.  It really does have a different personality from day to night.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Won’t you come join me for a cup of coffee?

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

It’s been a long few years of blood, sweat, and tears to get our outdoor spaces all spruced up to our liking.  It was a lot of hard work, but totally worth it.  Have you seen our Mud Pit to Built-in Bench transformation…

 

Built-In Bench on the Deck by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

… or Veranda Transformation?

 

Veranda Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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I know it seems like all we've been doing lately is working on updating the Homestead, and yes, here is another update to one of our transformations - our relaxing back porch oasis.

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