Welcome to summertime on my screen porch! The focal point is the sign hanging above the vintage glider that reads: “Summertime – and the liv’n is easy”.
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Summertime Screen Porch
The “Summertime” sign is one I quickly made from an old cabinet door that I had in the garage! Can I just say I’m so thankful for a very patient husband who climbs up and down the ladder for his wife to hang curtains and a sign from the porch rafters!
I used a red and white colour theme and a lot of the fabrics are from unique sources. The floral pillows on the glider above were made from napkins found at HomeGoods. You can make two pillow covers from a set of four 20 x 20 square cloth napkins. The striped lumbar pillow was made from two heavy weight, cotton tea towels also from HomeGoods.
And, the fringed red and white striped pillows on the chairs were also made from a set of napkins from HomeGoods. I found this striped cotton rug that I love, even though I wish it were one size larger. Then, I brought my DIY chicken coop coffee table out of storage and it’s the perfect size for the porch.
I picked up this watermelon to use in my photos and my family has waited patiently for me to finish so they can devour it! Don’t eat my props – ha, ha!!!
And, what says summertime more than an old Radio Flyer red wagon! And, it looks so cute filled with plants and flowers.
This adorable galvanised woven basket is from one of my favourite local shops. I think the planter of red geraniums looks perfect in it! You can see the basket better in some of the pictures above. I planted some fresh herbs in small galvanised pots inside the hanging window planters. I love the smell of the fresh herbs on the porch. And, since the porch is right off my dining room and kitchen, it’s super convenient to have them there! I made herb labels using chipboard tags and an alphabet rubber stamp set and attached them in front of each herb container with red and white baker’s twine.
I like to make sure there are plenty of places to sit a drink when you’re out on the porch on a hot summer day. On this side of the glider I used an old wire spool from the local telephone company.
The two tired galvanised serving stand is filled with new and old baseballs and these amazing real goose feather badminton shuttlecocks that I found at a local antique shop!
The red plaid pillow is one that I made years ago out of a plaid tablecloth! As you can tell, I’m always stalking the table linen aisle for great fabrics! And, I found the striped throw on the swing at Target.
At the entrance into the house, I created a little drink station using a large galvanised tub.
I made the “look alike” Rae Dunn bottles using $1 glass bottles from the Target Dollar Spot and black vinyl letters that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.
In the opposite corner, I purchased this inexpensive outdoor shelving unit from Ikea. It’s the perfect size for this spot and holds a lot of supplies for outdoor entertaining!
ready for Outdoor Entertaining
It’s sturdy, but also has brackets that you can attach it to the wall.
All of the galvanised pieces were purchased at either Walmart of HomeGoods. Both stores have amazing outdoor dinnerware this time of year.
I hope you enjoyed this look around my summertime screen porch! If you need me, you know where to find me – on the porch swing!
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Your porch is wonderful. I love it all especially that glider and the swing.
Everything is perfectly lovely. I have got some great ideas that I can use for next year. Our Canadian Walmart does not carry all the galvanized goodies like yours. That is too bad.
Where oh where did you find all the baseballs? I may have to start collecting a few!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This is such a beautiful space, Doreen! I’ll bet your family and friends love gathering there! Beautiful view, too!
Looks so inviting!!! Thanks for the ideas of using napkins and kitchen towels for pillow fabric!!! I have used placemats that are double sided before, just didn’t think of the other…duh!!!
Your porch says “summertime” in every way. I really like your red and white decor. I am sure you and your family are spending lots of time on the porch – it is the perfect spot! Thank you for sharing all of your sources – I would like to know where you found your rug.
I’m so sorry I forgot to link the rug source. Here it is: https://www.wayfair.com/rugs/pdp/boucher-hand-woven-cotton-red-area-rug-lrfy2310.html
Love the whole look and especially your “Summertime” sign. Taking away so much inspiration for ideas I can use on my porch.
Thanks for keeping at it until you got it right for you.
Love it! I always love your porch designs and this did not disappoint. I am drawn to the vintage feel of this. I love old things. So many great ideas. I love all of the galvanized with the vintage things.
Absolutely adorable! I’ve liked all your summer rooms but this one takes the cake.
I found this post in my spam!!! I check it occasionally and I was so surprised to find it there. I’m so glad I got to see the full reveal post. I love it all. One thing I like is the styled tall plant rack. It adds such interest to the setting. You always find the special touches like the rug used as a blanket throw and the dollar spot bottles with writing. I like the red wagon and can see that as your staple piece year round. Don’t you love the vintage ice chest?!! We do! I was admiring this kind of light fixture to update my outdoor area. Yours looks great!!! What a welcoming space to enjoy summertime tea!!
So glad you did find it, Gwen!!!
This is my favorite yet! But….They all have been fabulous!