This porch is a great space where you can enjoy the outdoors even when it's raining and is a lifesaver in the early summer months when mosquitoes are out in full force. Since I'm more of a beach girl and less log cabin, I've been wanting to lighten up this porch with a bit of a whitewash on all that pine. And so I rummaged through my paints and found some leftover Benjamin Moore Cloud White (the same paint I've used on our trim and kitchen cabinets).
I brushed on the paint and using come old cut up t-shirts, I wiped it off to allow the wood grain to show through.
There were a lot of nooks and crannies and grooves between the boards so getting it consistent was a little challenging.
Each screen has a plexiglass window which are all different sizes (just to complicate things!) and so I found some cute little number plaques to fasten to each one so we can keep track of which window goes where.
It took me a few days to get this project done (it took longer than I expected) but I'm happy with how it turned out. It feels so much fresher and brighter. Half of the porch is set up with this little cafe set with antique chairs I picked up for a song at an auction in PEI a few years ago.
The other side is set up for lounging. We repurposed an extra bed we had and made it into a daybed with lots of pillows that you can sink into to read a book or take an afternoon nap.
Remember this little table I found at the Christie Antique Fair for $50? It fits perfectly into this little spot between the daybed and the other door.
I'm glad this project is finally done (I've been meaning to get to it for a couple of summers now) and I can finally lay back and relax this weekend in my "new" porch before summer ends! Hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend too!