Saturday, 29 May 2010
I have a tiny porch area. Right now, the area looks dismal and sad. About 10 pots of plants + 1 hanging plant flanking each side make it prettier and greener, but no less dismal. I stole a wooden garden chair from the in law's just for interest, but the area still needs plenty of loving.
I want it to look like this but that's going to be near mad:
I mean, we're trying to save money rather than spend it wildly! Those shingles would cost more than the hut!
At some point, my parents in law want to paint the exterior of the little hut we call home. We all want it to match with the main house (only 15 feet away) which has just been repainted a lovely provincially green and white. So I've been toying with a palette of grey-blues and white:
Ideally, because the space is soooo small, I keep thinking UPWARDS. I'd love to have a vintage bakers stand with a marble top there for my plant pots. I'd also love to have a small, but comfortable cane reading chair with a tiny side table.
Flanking the doors and windows with some shutters would really add to the allure too, huh?
A little metal table with my pots would also look really cute! But my porch is raised... I'd have to find a really narrow side table.
A few planter boxes wouldn't go astray. Esp planted by my new favourite flowering plant: the begonia!
What do you think?