Our backyard was once unused and unloved.

But now our porch lives where the blue tarp was.

Now it is a place we spend a lot of time together with family and friends.

If you follow Hometalk on Facebook, you saw a sneak peak, but as part of Takin’ It Outdoors Week, today I wanted to share it here.

We eat, play a lot of Banagrams, relax and may take a nap or two out here.

Twister is out here but we haven’t played that one yet!

I found the vintage furniture last year in pretty rough shape. You read about the whole process here.

Originally, I was going to keep things very simple, clean and similar color palette to inside our home.

But as you can see – a desire for color won out and I am so happy for it.

With the whole area being screened – candles are able to used for “ambience” as opposed to citronella which a welcomed change.

My favorite time is in the evening as it starts to get a little cooler – so I was sure to have lots of vintage and cozy quilts for wrapping up.

We currently have an old table in here – which I love – but it is a little smaller than I would like. I would love to be able to get more people around the table. We actually bought the rough-hewn lumber last year for building our own, but we are just trying to find the time we are making sure the wood is dry.

(The tutorial for the wicker chandelier can be found here.)

And there is still an open space for a “hopefully some day” bed / sofa/ swing.

In case you are wondering, the blue cushions on the chairs are from Walmart last year and the striped ones on the sofa are from Walmart this year. The folding blue and red chairs around the table are from Kmart last year, but I am pretty sure they had them again this year.

I will post more on finding cushions for vintage outdoor furniture soon.

If you would like to see our other outdoor spaces you can visit:

Summer Decorating Ideas

Our Backyard Reveal

Our Playhouse / Pool House

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