Porch Holiday Spiff'nJanuary 2nd, 2010 in member junk
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
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