So I left you off with some horrible photos of my back porch area in this post. Last week, before Lily's party and small kids were over, I took advantage of my two days off and devoted a few hours to this area. It's amazing what you can do in just a few hours!
The plan was to de-junk the room, find proper homes for things, paint, clean, and decorate. Well, I didn't have time to paint, but I did almost everything else!
The patio set (all three yellow pieces) came from Lowe's (I believe) a few years ago. The black and white rug came from World Market last year. Everything was sitting on our front porch but I wasn't thrilled with it and so I moved it all back here. It looks great on this porch!
The black shelves in the background will be organized better and left mainly for outdoor items - toys, grilling items (maybe) and maybe even some pots and stuff for planting. Mainly toy items though for the kids. The green snail planter was found in the dresser I got rid of and will be planted soon.
Not too shabby not spending money, right?!
I do want to paint. Look at the photo below and you can see the ceiling needs it. It's original bead board ceiling, which is awesome, but it needs some caulking and paint. The brick walls need touched up, and the door needs some TLC too. I'd like a new light fixture instead of an exposed bulb, so we'll see what happens.
And because I couldn't resist a picture of this big guy as he posed. I like how he matches too. This is Krypto, our American Bulldog and Lab rescue mix. He's almost 6 and we've had him for almost 4 years. He's just now getting to the calm stage where I can take a picture of him without him bouncing over to me, which he did about two seconds after I took this photo. But isn't he cute?!?