Porch Holiday Spiff'n

January 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
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Porch Makeover... one of many views!  99% of this stuff was scavenged from their crumbling barn, packhouses, and old house full of junk they own and use for storage!  Vintage Chrsitmas Golden Books on bottom shelf for reading to their girls... he couldnt believe how that oil lamp (grandmas) cleaned up...that old vinyl day bed is kewl!  Be sure to click on the link to see lots of other touches and what i put on the feet fo this ugly old thing!
Looking inside from out...old curtains found in wad-tobacco stick curtain rod...tie backs made of old jewelry... old crib side made Christmas Tree holding vintage balls...pretty from porch side and looking from out from inside too!
Pie Safe found in packhouse and dusted off... to become cab for flat screen TV! Found old clothes stand in top of barn and hung with vintage (thrift store) shawls for chilly eves on the porch
Kept finding orange and green stuff in my plundering, including this kewl old vinyl chair! In great shape and perfect for side porch... that old yellow stool was homeowners grandmas garden stool (his mama was plundering around with me and told me)... some 409 and paper towels woke up this nasty chair from packhouse... with thrift store afgan for chilly eves... no time for sewing so i tied fun fabric find with leftover ribbon from lamp makeover and voila! Also found the old mag rack and added some Christmas mags...
Found this nasty lamp from his college days (they flipped out when they saw this one!)... Got cute ribbon from Walmart to spiff up shade and embellished lamp with that vintage bracelet!  Old lamp new again. :)
Porch Makeover... one of many views!  99% of this stuff was scavenged from their crumbling barn, packhouses, and old house full of junk they own and use for storage!  Vintage Chrsitmas Golden Books on bottom shelf for reading to their girls... he couldnt believe how that oil lamp (grandmas) cleaned up...that old vinyl day bed is kewl!  Be sure to click on the link to see lots of other touches and what i put on the feet fo this ugly old thing!

Porch Makeover... one of many views!  99% of this stuff was scavenged from their crumbling barn, packhouses, and old house full of "junk" they own and use for storage!  Vintage Chrsitmas Golden Books on bottom shelf for reading to their girls... he couldn't believe how that oil lamp (grandma's) cleaned up...that old vinyl day bed is kewl!  Be sure to click on the link to see lots of other touches and what i put on the "feet" fo this ugly old thing!

Photo: Wendy L. Perry, Inc.

FIRST... so glad to find this place and already drooling at such wondermous ideas and look forward to sharing here too! 

So my wondermous client whose REALLY nice outdoor kitchen I just finished called on Tuesday night and said "the family (70ish!) is coming Saturday for lunch... the porch is a mess, "Can you make it over before they get here?"  .... Well SURE I can, because i have a magic wand... so did a little scavenging Wednesday (while supervising final stone install on their outdoor kitchen) in their old (about to fall to the ground) barn, pack houses and assorted outdoor sheds and found some really kewl inspirational pieces and furniture... shopped 12 hours on Thursday for embellishments, spent 8 hours "doing it" Friday (in the f.r.e.e.z.i.n.g. COLD, including snow showers)... and they fell in love with their whole new room just off their den (as did I)!  The plastic covering requested, coupled with a couple of small space heaters, let them fling the den door open mid-winter too!!

As I plundered, orange and green things kept appearing, so that became my "theme."  Although I wouldn't have probably chosen that particular color scheme, it is what unfolded to me and the clients said the same thing, but LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  I even happened upon things like that pumpkin orange doily there on the coffee table on my frenzied shopping binge... who woulda thunk that?!?!  It was like it was just meant to be... and even Michael's had the "right" orange poinsettia!  I did "some" Christmas things, but more "winter" than Christmas to take this porch into March.  We're already talking about Spring, then summer porch decor! Can hardly wait... i love my job!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Wendy L. Perry, Outdoor Living Consultant
posted in: member junk, seasonal, christmas, porch, north carolina, holiday, outdoor living, makeover

Comments (14)

CallWendyFirst writes: oh goodness... after i posted this last year i never came back... just stumbled upon this post and all your kind comments... haven't done many porches BUT getting revved up kick this piece of my business into high gear for this spring... Pinterest has inspired me... barbeeartdaily if you see this, you certainly may paint this if you'll let me see it when you're done! wendy@livinginsideout.net http://pinterest.com/wendyleighperry/ Posted: 5:03 am on January 15th
george01 writes: Truly fascinating post...Looking forward to read more.
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robert03 writes: I am very impressed with your blog..The photograph of the room is amazing.
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robert03 writes: I am very impressed with your blog..The photograph of the room is amazing.
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shabbychick writes: Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style - glad you're here to share in the fun - and it looks like you had BIG fun with this redo!

Great job, and how cool that the room can be used in the winter - it looks so cozy!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy

P.S. Isn't it fun to dig in other people's junk??? Posted: 11:09 pm on January 5th
barbeeartdaily writes: This chair is wonderful. May I paint a picture of it. Check out my web at www.dianebarbee.com? Posted: 11:04 pm on January 5th
RustyDiva writes: You have my dream job!!!!! Love to dig through other people's stuff and it's cool that they appreciate your "junkin style". Lot's of folks just don't get it. Of course those folks that don't get it will give it away! ha
Great job! Posted: 10:59 am on January 4th
Prior writes: Welcome! Love the redo, and I'm sure they enjoyed seeing there stuff in a new ways. Lezlee Posted: 2:05 am on January 3rd
oldnews writes: What a fabulous re-do! And it sounds like you're having way too much fun to have it actually called "work"! We are glad you've joined aour big happy junkin family! Can't wait to see more! Marie Posted: 10:59 pm on January 2nd
junktiqueboutique writes: the porch looks great and so warm and inviting. can't wait to see what else you post Posted: 10:21 pm on January 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Sounds like too much fun!!! Laurel Posted: 7:39 pm on January 2nd
alicemom writes: great post! welcome and have fun. it is a great site and we all love seeing what each of us do! looking forward to more.
smiles, alice Posted: 5:02 pm on January 2nd
artteachergirl writes: I work cheap! Call me...LOL
I would love to have your job...what fun!!!
Such a wonderful make over, and I know the plundering through all their "stuff" was like heaven! Wonderful!! Posted: 4:43 pm on January 2nd
monakent writes: What a great redo!!! Glad things worked out so well for you. It sounds like everyone was pleased, as they well should be.

SOOOO glad you found us. This is a wonderful site for anyone interested in junk (new, old, rusty, tarnished, shiny, vintage, etc). So many wonderful ideas to choose from. I am hooked, and I'm sure you will be too.

Can't wait to see more!!! gailmarie Posted: 3:47 pm on January 2nd
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