With Memorial Day being last week, we really got to work on making our yard summer ready! We added some new mulch, new stones, new plants/flowers, & cleaned up the yard. This also included getting the porch summer ready!
I have been working on this porch for a few months now, but wasn't ready to share the full look until now!
Summer on the front porch is the best!
Our porch is pretty big so I wanted to kind of divide it up & give us different options for relaxing out here. I came up with having a dining side & lounging side.
First I'll share the dining side. I had an old table that I covered with a canvas drop cloth (HERE). I tied it to the legs with some thick rope.
I found some old chairs at an antique store. They are all mis-matched, but have similar features (color, style, wooden, etc).
I added some cute little terra cotta pots filled with lilacs from our back deck. I chalk painted 3 of them to give them an antiqued look. I kept it very simple for a centerpiece because summertime living to me is simple & easy!
For some fun texture, I hung apple baskets from the ceiling of the porch using hooks & thick rope. The apple baskets were found at an antique store. They add some great dimension to the space.
I strung up some lights (HERE) to add some ambiance at night.
I moved the jute rug we had inside in our living room to the porch. Our little pup had some accidents when we first brought him home & although I was able to clean them pretty well, they were much more easily disguised being outside. I love this rug & really did not want to get rid of it so I found the perfect solution!
Our dining side of the porch is so perfect for dining al fresco now! We love grilling out back & then enjoying dinner out here. We can watch the sunset from the porch & just relax. It is the most serene setting!
I will share the living room/lounging side soon, but wanted to give a glimpse into what we have been up to over here at Aratari at HOME!
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What do you think of our porch? Do you crave simplicity for summertime too?
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