Oct 19, 2010

A Banner Kind of Day

We have two 6 x 6 porches on our house, one on the front and one on the side. Like many of you out there, we don't use our front door too often. The side door has the enclosed porch- enclosed by the old windows from the house! Cool, huh?

I saw this on Tracey's blog, and LOVED it.

I set out to spiff up the porch. I painted the ceiling haint blue. I bought red paint to do the floors- and match the barn trim. I never got around the painting the floor after I realized it was in such poor shape- like please-hold-up-for-another-year shape.

But, it is a really cool spot for dressing up. So, I finally got around to making some banners for the windows:

I recycled cardboard from various boxes. I covered both side with wallpaper from a sample book and some leftover drop cloth fabric. I embellished with burlap, lace, paper and buttons- whatever I had laying around in the studio that fit the color scheme. I stamped one piece with each of our initials and added some black glitter Stickles. Then I punched holes and strung it up with some pretty yarn. Easy peasy. I think I'll leave this up, and add holiday decorations around it. Which means I'd better head back to the studio and get started!

Happy Fall!



I love it!! I would love to have an area like that to decorate--that's a super cool place to change up with the seasons!!!!
Good idea on the floor--a yaer huh? Okay I'll wait--hehehe

I liked the checkered blue print too!

Dorthe said...

Lee, dear- what a wonderfull, little place to cosy upp, it is so charming,and lovely-and your banner looks gorgeus hanging there-
I`m sure christmas decoration will look so inviting and lovely, too.
Hugs Dorthe

Gigi said...

Haint blue - huh? Are you *sure* you aren't a Southerner?? ;-)

Love it! Very cosy!

The Other Side of Me said...


That little porch is so sweet. The banner really works out there with your gingham curtains. The place looks really great. Sorry you had to add the new windows, but now it is done!

Wish you were going to the Country Living Fair with us tomorrow. Will be thinking of you.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So cute! I'm loving your home and your blog! Thanks for your visit and e-mail. I'm going to look up that paint color!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh I just adore your charming porch with all those windows! What a festive touch you will have for all the seasons. So pretty! ~Lili

ramsam said...

Oh so gorgeous! Love the banner! You are really bringing that place together.