Here is a before for reference. To the right, there used to also be a pool table that took up way too much space. That was one of my hubby’s grand ideas but I was able to get him onboard to remove it and now it’s sitting in our garage. Anyway, once it was removed, the space already began to feel much lighter. To the left, I had a
There is also an elliptical that I used in the mornings to exercise while I listened to the birds chirp. As you can see, there was a lot going on out here! With this makeover, I wanted the porch to serve just one purpose and that was for an additional area to entertain or just for us to lounge.
After we cleared everything out, the hubby pressure washed the space to get it ready painting.
The first thing I did was to paint the concrete in a concrete stain. I used Solid Color Concrete Stain by Behr in Silver Grey.
For the walls, I planned on repainting them in a similar coral color like the one pictured, but the color was not available in an exterior formula. I didn’t want to go with the interior version since it’s the screened in porch and it’s exposed to the elements. The color would for example fade very quickly…
I decided to repaint in the same color (Benjamin Moore Snuggle Puss) since it is already available in an exterior formula and I still do love the color. If you look at the before pic further up in the post, you’ll see the difference since it’s been repainted. It’s much brighter and much more vivid.
I also repainted the wainscoting. It was originally a creamish color and didn’t go with the concrete stain, so I repainted it in Benjamin Moore Simply White.
I had the blue chair already and recently bought the other one. They were both bought from TJmaxx. The rugs and other accessories are from ‘me shopping my house’ and reusing items. Also, of course, a porch makeover is not complete without lots of plants.
And that’s it friends. I’ve already spent so much time out here. I also love the mood of the space in the evenings when the string lights are lit- so cozy. xx