I re-arranged the lounge end of the porch to take advantage of any breeze coming through, and for a better view of the street. I'm sure Handy Hubby can now picture a television hanging on the side wall. Ummmm...no.
My mom picked this bird house up at a yard sale. Not sure what she paid for it but I don't think it was much (if anything). My parents are semi-professional yard sale negotiators. Case in point - My dad recently bought a Bose speaker system for less than $20 which worked perfectly and included all of the pieces (the seller even called my dad after finding the one missing cable!). I never find deals like that.
Here's the old layout in case you're curious about the change. It looks a bit larger in the current arrangement I think but it's still a small porch.
Of course, doing the work on the porch only makes me realize what bad condition it is in compared to the rest of our house. I suspect there is some significant termite damage but we have reinforced the main posts with additional 2x4s a few years ago so there's no worry about the roof falling in. Hopefully.
Sources: Wicker furniture - Sears; coffee table - hand-me-down; lanterns - HomeGoods; rugs - Target; dining chairs - Pier 1; table - World Market (long ago); pillows - Restoration Hardware (stripes); chair cushions - Home Depot; chippy trunk - used (obviously); cooler on wheels - Kohls; curtains - Ikea (more here)
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