Screened Porch Decorating

By on April 16, 2012

I started straightening up my screened porch over the weekend now that the horrible yellow pollen isn’t everywhere.

My porch is divided into a dining area and a seating area so I started working on the seating area first.

I bought this blue scrolly rug at TJMaxx because my husband didn’t like the beach matty one I got at Cost Plus World Market last year (you can see it here) but it’s really too small. I think I’m going to move it under the dining table since that rug has seen better days anyway and look for a better size for this area.

natural sunscreen with zinc oxide

flowersporch furnitureThis is my seat – I get the chaise!

I painted the fleurs many years ago. I like to keep some ball jars in it and fill it with flowers or bits of plants that I’m rooting.

I bought two new pillows at Target. Outdoor pillows get so dirty! Even in a more or less protected area like this porch. I’ve never been able to really get them clean so I wind up tossing them every few years and starting over.

porch furniture birdcage

This is the birdcage I found at Goodwill last year. It has driftwood, starfish and shells in it at the moment.

shutters porch furniture

I’m going to work on the dining side this week I don’t really have too much to do – just getting rid of a piece of furniture and  I found two chippy shutters that I want to use somehow. One of them is VERY chippy so I’m going to have to do something about that before I can hang them.


Originally posted on A Cultivated Nest.

About Manuela

Manuela is a cottage loving, country girl-at-heart living in a 1960's Split Foyer in a suburb of Atlanta. She's a big believer in thrifting, buying on clearance, trash picking and re-purposing. She loves to make something out of nothing and is all about using creativity and not her wallet in order to cultivate beauty in her home and garden. You'll usually find her outside in her garden or inside fluffing her nest.Cultivating what she has and trying to live with a grateful heart. She blogs at

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Screened Porch Decorating