Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mini Make Over

We have needed to replace our old worn out pull shades for quite some time. They work well for keeping out the afternoon sun/heat but I was tired of dealing with the brittle faded fabric/plastic and wanted a better solution.My mom suggested I go visit Big Lots to see what they offer and I found bamboo shades for 7-dollars each! I love how they let in light and so far they seem to be blocking the heat from the sun; but I'm not positive yet since yesterday was a little cloudy.
Next I grouped all of my plants on a woven table runner that I picked up used last year. Then I trimmed back one of my over sized plants, wrapped another plant around a piece of bamboo that Elizabeth brought into the house and lastly hung the very long vines of two ivy plants along the ceiling.Now the porch has an "outdoors" feel to it and I am pretty excited about the transformations.

6 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

Oh Patty.. I LOVE it!!! so airy and you can even see outside a bit.

Enid,TKD mom to Five said...

How funny is that, I went today to BL and got the same!!

Ann said...

Looks GREAT!!

Beckylew said...

Hi! I look at your blog everyday...I just thought I should give you some feedback! I love your porch...very airy and fresh. I also admire your homemaking skills. I love that you get so much done everyday for your family! Thanks for taking the time to blog....I really enjoy it!!!

Packrat said...

$7? You scored again. Your porch looks great. (Our nearest big lots is 5 hours away.)

Helen Ruth said...

Looks good to me! I've always thought you had the perfect porch for growing!

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