I shared earlier this week on Instagram that I was starting a new project….well, this isn’t it. lol. Truth be told, I started a different project but got distracted by this super easy 10 minute Porch Makeover on a Budget when I went to Ikea this morning. Damn you, Ikea and your super cute and inexpensive decor and accessories. 😉
Our back porch was a big selling point for us when we bought the house. Over looking trees and a sweet little stream, it is a beautiful retreat for us in the evening, and we eat most of our meals out there when the weather is nice. Plus, it is screened-in and made of Trex, meaning it is easy to clean, low maintenance and no bugs! All are a big win for me. Oh, we also have a portion that is not screened-in, where we grill.
It really is the perfect porch and deck area…except we haven’t really done anything with the space. When we first moved in a year and half ago, my cousin gave me her table plus four chairs, which was so generous. It made the space useable but still not very pretty.
But when I went to Ikea this morning I was inspired to make some changes. My quick little porch makeover cost under $100 (probably more like $75) and now looks amazing! I can’t wait to have dinner out there tonight.
These tulips…be still my heart! A friend gave them to me last week as a thoughtful gift after my concussion and I have so much enjoyed them. She got them at Whole Foods – the bulbs are exposed in water and they are meant to last longer that way. I have a black thumb and they have lived a week and a half without me killing them, so I count it as a victory!
The SOMMAR 2016 carpet is an outdoor mat that will be great for hosing down after the kids spill anything and everything. I think Ethan is pretty excited about that after all our watercolor splatter painting. ha ha
These SOLVINDEN LED solar-powered table lamps are really what caught my eye first and sent me down the Porch Makeover rabbit hole. Swoon.
Ikea just gets me. And all my money. lol. I could not be more happy with our little cozy space. I also plan of taking my yoga mat out there on nice days and getting my namaste on. woot.
As Always, thanks for reading!