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Every summer for the past 40 years I wash and then set up our screened in porch. This is quite a job as we have to leave the furnishings (covered) on the porch for about 9 months. Our summers in Maine are brief so we find this porch really comforting and "cozy" Every summer I do something different to the one wall that has any space. This is the look for 2014

 
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Last year I "recovered" the chairs and hassock. This was done by using fleece throws (5 for 2.99 each) I just pinned them about the cushions as I was not up for sewing. In the fall I will remove the "covers" and wash them!

 
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We can seat seven on the porch which is only 7'
X 14'. We have found that people like being a little crowded here!

When we bought this house there were many, many spindles missing from the four porches. Ed removed all from this porch and replaced the missing ones on the other three porches. He then removed the railings and made the screen panels.
they have served us very well through the sometimes harsh weather here.

 
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Thanks for sharing. Always enjoy seeing what you do each year.

Wish we could enjoy more time outside. This week it is hot and humid. The nights are not cooling off a lot.

Enjoy your outdoor living area.


Strings

Friends divide our sorrows and multiply our joys.
 
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Looks like a nice place to unwind and visit!
 
Posts: 4570 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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you are sooo lucky to have "real" wicker furniture...my sister had 3 pieces which the family still uses...have you ever repainted yours?
 
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The porch looks very cute LOS. I'm loving that color of green, very pretty.
 
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you are sooo lucky to have "real" wicker furniture...my sister had 3 pieces which the family still uses...have you ever repainted yours?


No, I haven't. the rocker is fairly new but I left it uncovered this winter which took a lot of finish off. The settee is from a yard sale, don't know how old that is. the rattan chairs I have had for about 30 years but they are much older. I saw them in an old Bette Davis movie from the 1930's.

DH told me we have a paint sprayer so when the necessary spring chores get done we will repaint all pieces.

We are having glorious weather the past few days and so ate lunch, dinner yesterday here and breakfast this morning.

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i have a back screened in porch and it is absolutely one of my favorite places to sit in the morning and evening!


~~~becca~~~~


 
Posts: 5593 | Location: dayton ohio | Registered: Jul 11, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Great atmosphere! Love the addition of the painting for this year!
 
Posts: 9806 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love you new rendition. Screened porches are the greatest. Last year we had a TV out there but this year we opted to keep it natural and quiet and a place to visit with each other.

LOS I agree that it is quite a job. We cover all the furniture with a huge plastic cover and carry all of the coushion inside as well as moving all of the houseplant out in apring. I had help setting ours up this year. DH insisted on hiring me some help because I was recovering from a broken foot.

I'll think of you enjoying your in the morning when I am having coffee on mine.
 
Posts: 1637 | Location: West Virginia | Registered: Apr 23, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So cozy! Love the painting. Smile
 
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Love.......... did you paint the mural?
 
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CJO that is one of my artist husbands oil paintings, Not a mural.
 
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What a cozy porch! With the coastal accessories and wicker furniture, the porch has a very "beach cottage" furniture. I really like the lime green cushions.


Cyndi
 
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