Have you ever had days that just seemed to disappear? That's what much of the past month has felt like. In the blink of an eye, summer faded and I never shared with you how the rest of the back porch makeover turned out. It used to look like this:
I have to tell you - I'm loving this space. Just painting the walls and floors completely transformed it. It feels so much more inviting and cleaner. I love walking around without my shoes now. That never happened before! The other thing that is happening is napping. Fall naps outside, curled up under a blanket, are pretty much one of my favourite things ever.
The transformation isn't completely finished. I had wanted to make outdoor curtains to provide some privacy and I never did get around to sewing up new pillow covers but that will have to wait until next season. One project that did get finished is outdoor art. I fed my blurry beach art obsession and made a panoramic print mounted on a DIY frame. You can check out the How To over on the BLACKS blog.
Even though the cool weather has arrived, I intend to be out here as long as I can. I feel like we've gained a whole other room in our house. I'm hoping to do some outdoor entertaining here and enjoy a few more meals al fresco. This will be a good spot to enjoy hot chocolate, don't you think?