Turning Our Screened In Porch into an Outdoor Room

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  • How to turn a screened in porch into an outdoor room

    When we purchased our home, I was reluctant about it because we have a gorgeous view, but from the main level it’s limited due to the deck & screened in porch. I love a good southern home with a screened in porch – off to the side, but I’m making the most of it & am really starting to love the idea! I want to take you along on my journey to turn our so so screened in porch into an outdoor room we’ll love & use often.

    deck beforeThese are a couple photos prior to moving in to give you reference. I’m hoping the windows to the left will become french doors in the future!

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    The screened in porch felt like an old lake house – which I hope to have soon, but I wanted to make it feel warm, clean, & relaxing.

    Industrial Curtain Rod - get a high end look for less with this tutorial for custom curtain rods

    We started by making custom copper curtain rods. You can read more about them & the sheer panels here.

    Screened in porch ideas
    You know the formula for a makeover – paint! We started by painting the ceilings & the walls. Finally this weekend, we stained the floor & the transformation was everything I had hoped it would be! The walls & ceiling are Everyday White, the house wall & floor are Realist Beige. I would have done it all in everyday white if I had really thought through it all – but it’s not quite that simple because of the adjoining deck. More on that to come soon!
    The room feels breezy, almost like we’re on vacation. I can’t wait to furnish it, but first…
    Basket light fixture
    You know I had to eliminate the ceiling fan. It was a rusted, warped & lightless ceiling fan. It didn’t have a thing going for it. To make the room feel more intimate, I wanted a pendant to hang down. If you like ceiling fans or want to find a way to make one work in your home, you’ll love this tip from Emily A Clark! It’s been a loooong weekend! Here are a few iPhone photos from our celebratory picnic tonight…
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    I’m starting to rethink & purchase pieces to furnish the space. I can’t wait to relax & enjoy it. I hope your weekend was fruitful & fun!
    Julie
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