Thursday, November 7, 2013

Shabby Chic Porch - One Room Challenge - Final Reveal - Week Six

Hello everyone! Welcome to the final reveal of my One Room Challenge Space. Six weeks ago Linda from the blog Calling It Home hosted a six week challenge to make over one room, any room we wanted, and I accepted the challenge and chose my porch, which desperately needed some serious help. If you are new to my blog and you want to start at week one then go right here.

So here we are six weeks after I began this challenge and although there is always more I would like to do, today is the day that we show our finished rooms. I wanted a space that was a little shabby chic and I wanted it to be a space that was more like a room than a porch and I think I have achieved that. I am happy with my new porch. So without further ado, let me show you my new and improved porch.
Here is the opposite side with the original cafe table and chairs. I wanted light colors out here and I am loving the peaceful turquoise and white color scheme.
We painted the headboard bench that my husband built a nice clean white color. Go here to see the original headboard that had been tossed away and in need of some help.  I placed a twin size quilt on the seat which is a Simply Shabby Chic quilt by Rachel Ashwell, that I purchased at Target. I absolutely love the subdued colors of this quilt.
I actually made this pillow from an old crochet tablecloth I bought at an antique store in Plano Texas. You can see how I constructed it by going here. There was no sewing and no crocheting involved.
 I found these rosettes at a flea market and simply attached them to the center of the pillow
At the ends of the pillow I tied the material together with some yarn.
My husband made this mirror years ago. You can see some of the other mirrors he has made by going here.
The mirror has a distressed finish and I love the scalloped edge, the applique and the beading down the sides.
I love seeing what it is reflected in the mirror, any mirror.
I have had this vintage iron candle holder for years,it is actually one of a pair.
I think the wicker chair came out beautifully. I can't believe someone discarded it. When we found the chair it was red and had a pitiful worn seat. You can see the original pictures of before the redo by going here.

I made the burlap wreath a month or so ago. If you want to see how I made it then go here. It is simple and anyone can make one of their own.
This small round table was black. We painted the table white and I placed a cream colored pashmina on top of it.  Am I the only one who uses my clothing to decorate their interiors?
 The hand painted wine glasses are a present for my birthday many years ago from my son.
The wine is all gone now..... The little decorative plate you see in front of the wine glasses was a gift from the Sneak Peek that I went to at the Dallas Market, which you read part one, part two, and part three.
My husband made the cocktail table out of leftover wood from the headboard bench and we painted it turquoise blue.
On a trip to First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas I found this dough bowl and I placed some pinecones and two candles inside. I got some other goodies in Canton and you can see them here. If you have never been to Canton I do encourage you to go.
The original cafe table and two chairs were black. We painted all three pieces turquoise blue. The turquoise blue lightens everything up on the porch and makes it actually feel lighter.
I made the burlap topiary a few months back, which you can read about here

I think I will be spending plenty of time at this table.  With the hanging ferns it is very enclosed and semi-private.
I adore my cherub concrete planters. They were a gift from my husband many years ago.
 I placed some decorative balls in both of them.
The rug was a gift from a neighbor who no longer had a need for it.Thank you neighbor!
So just a quick peek at what we started with. I think this porch has come a long way baby! Yes, I would say it is an improvement.

Have I left anything out? I don't think so. Is there still more I would like to do? You bet there is! But I am content for the moment. It has been such an enjoyable six weeks. Again, I want to thank Linda, From Calling It Home blog for hosting this One Room Challenge event and allowing me to participate. It has been a joy.  Please go to her website where you can see many other bloggers who participated in this challenge as well. There is some incredible spaces out there that you really do want to see.

To see the porch from the beginning go to:

I hope you enjoyed my One Room Challenge journey as much as I enjoyed creating this space. It is a space I will enjoy so much more now that it is more inviting and welcoming.  Thank  you all so much for coming by each week and leaving kind and encouraging words to keep me moving and motivated. You are greatly appreciated!

Tonight I will be co-hosting at Southern Girl Blog Community for That's Fresh Friday Link Up Party, so please come back and join me tonight at 6 pm and share your post with this great community of bloggers.

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  1. Patty, your porch looks AMAZING!!! I want to sit out there with you and have a glass of wine! I just love that transformed headboard/bench, such a wonderful idea!! And you know I'm in love with that chair. FANTASTIC JOB, congratulations!!!

    The Glam Pad

  2. Amazing transformation!! That bench is genius...well done!!

  3. Wow! What a transformation! You did a great job and I love all of your turquoise!

  4. Patty,
    Your redo has turned out just beautiful-love the color pallette you have chosen and such a lovely use of your dough bowl!

  5. So pretty and I have got to try to make that Topiary! Beautiful job Patty!

  6. What a lovely space! I love using the ferns for privacy, and the texture on that pillow is wonderful. It looks like a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine.

  7. Very well done and the colors are beautiful. It is something you would drive by and think to yourself that you would enjoy a sunny afternoon out there with a book soaking in the beautiful things.

  8. Beautiful! Love the colors! You and your spouse did a great job!

  9. Okay Patty you get an A+ with a side of AMAZING! Love this. Love it I say...

  10. What a calming space! I love the mirror!!

  11. Very nice! Looks like a great place to relax after a hectic day. Good job!

  12. I cannot get over how handy your husband is. The bench and table came out great. I love all the personal touches, especially the glasses from your son. Too bad the wine is gone, I would love to sit out there with you, drink wine and look at those garden books. This was a great makeover.

  13. So pretty and such an inviting place to sit! Love the blues!

  14. I love your porch! Everything looks so pretty together and comfortable. I love the little settee you made and the mirror that your husband made. The rug that your neighbor gave you is perfect out there too!

  15. What a beautiful porch. This will be such a great space to hang out in. You did such a great job!

  16. How beautiful and inviting!! My butt would be sitting on that porch all day, every day sipping on some wine!

  17. I love that vintage candle holder! I love this porch! I would sit here with my cup of coffee everyday!

  18. You hit the nail right on the head with this! Your porch is absolutely wonderful - i love it...

  19. What a beautiful and welcoming space you have here! I especially like your bench with all the wonderful linens on it. It will be so enjoyable for you to spend time here.

  20. Oh my, it looks very lovely and so private and cozy! I'm sure you will love sitting out there! It's nice that you have a talented hubby who makes things like the bench, table and mirror too!


  21. Such a cozy space now. I wanna come over and have a cup of tea:)

  22. Just darling! Very similar colors on my porch. So inviting. Thanks for sharing and linking up to That's Fresh Friday. =)

  23. You and your husband are just so handy and crafty! So love the bench bed Patty! You must really enjoy this cozy and beautiful space! CHEERS!

  24. Oh my! I just LOVE this! I want to sit on the porch, read and drink a glass of sweet tea! What a cozy space :)

  25. The porch project turned out beautifully…you and your hubby are so very talented…love the way you used recycled materials to create items such as that beautiful coffee table!…Fantastic job Patty!!!

  26. Great job on your porch! I love the bed/bench addition. What a wonderful place to hangout, read a book and have a cupa joe!

  27. What a transformation! Your porch looks like a wonderful spot to sit and visit now. :)

  28. What a beautiful space. It makes me want to sit and relax with a tall glass of ice tea. :) New follower!

  29. Pure Heaven is your stuff on your blog post, Im in love with anthing vintage, Your porch looks amazing! I think I would love to transform my porch like that..

  30. What a beautiful transformation! It's so comfy looking, with nice touches to enhance your stay on the porch. Enjoy! :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

    1. Thanks Kim! I love just sitting outside on the porch so it was important to me to make it comfortable. It was a lot of fun to create.

  31. I love the soothing effect of turquoise and like how you incorporated it into your porch. A very lovely place to sit!

  32. This a very over done porch and looks crowded to me. I enjoy the colors. But that pillow looks old and tired

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