Friday, August 23, 2013

Side Porch Furniture

When I see expensive porch and patio furniture advertised  in newspaper and magazine ads, it makes me smile.

Virtually all of the furniture on our enclosed side porch has been purchased at yard or estate sales, in thrift shops, or given to us instead of throwing pieces out.

I don't think I paid more than $10 for a single piece.

It's amazing what a few nails and a couple coats of white paint  can do.

The photos in today's post show some of the pieces that are out there.

The two children's rockers, shown below, were put out to the side of the road in front of someone's house. 

The owner no longer wanted them and was delighted when I stashed them into the trunk of my car.

All the pillows seen I bought used, too. Just popped them into the washing machine and dryer so they'd be clean and smell nice!

Making do and using whatever can be found is tops in this house!

NOTE: Wait til I show you a photo of the chandy that's now on the porch!  

But that's a whole story for another day so stay tuned!

Joining Thrifty Things Friday on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove and Linda's A La Carte. Stop by those two sweet blogs!



Ruth Kelly said...

Nice collection. I don't have a side porch - it would be nice.

Bookie said...

Beautiful screams for a tea pot and friends! Have a good weekend, Susan.

diane.stetson said...

Love the photos of your enclosed porch. Have a wonderful time entertaining in this area of your lovely house!

Chatty Crone said...

First of all - I love your white wicker room - very pretty and nothing over $10 and some free - you did a great job.

Yes I love to go out and look and find bargains!


Marta said...

Hello from Spain: stunning pictures of your porch. I really like your furniture. Your house is beautiful and very large. Keep in touch

Rebecca said...

How wonderful to have such a lovely enclosed porch! EVERYthing on it "fits". It's so restful and inviting. Very nice, Susan!

Nellie said...

"One man's junk is another man's treasure." You do a wonderful job making things fit, Susan.

Oh, yes! I love going to estate sales - even auctions - though I must watch that these days.

You have a welcoming retreat on your side porch. I'd love to spend some time there.:-)

Merlesworld said...

Pre loved furniture my house is full of it.

Debbie Mitchell said...

I love your side porch and the furniture. Such an inviting place!! I love yard sales and thrift stores.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

You SHOP at the same places I do! :) I LOVE your porch and think it is so pretty and inviting!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

What a cozy spot, Susan. Makes me want to sit a spell. Love all of the furniture!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Susan,

What a lovely spot, it looks very relaxing. Some lovely furnitures. Enjoy your day!

Lucy said...

Hi Susan, You definitely have the eye! Visiting you is always inspirational. Thanks for your visit to me and sweet comment. Hugs~

Dee said...

I would love to be able to find treasures like you do....your porch looks so inviting.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Someone else said exactly what I was thinking, "One woman's junk is another woman's treasure!" Really like the children's rocking chairs!!
Such a nice, comfy sitting area!!

Rose said...

You got some great finds!

I love the enclosed porch. Wish I had one.

Hugs, Rose

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I just brought home a chair I want to paint white and get new pillows for. If it looks half as good as your chairs, I'll be so happy. Thanks for joining TTF.


Barbara Stone said...

Side porches are harder, but if you have the room, look over the bed swing options. Granted they take a good bit of space, but they are SO popular with kids and adults alike!

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