Backyard Porch Makeover

We have a big Sunday dinner over at my parent’s house almost every Sunday. On the nicer days we spend a lot of time on their back covered porch (except for recently when it’s been 100 degrees). My mom asked if I would help give the space a facelift. So here’s the before…

And here’s the after! C’mon, let’s take a tour!

One of the biggest requests my mom had was a large dining table. Her old white set was falling apart and only had 4 chairs. Yeah, time to upgrade. She spotted this large extension table from Pottery Barn and it’s AMAZING!

It’s called the Chesapeake Rectangular Extending Dining Table. It stretches 104 inches long and comfortably fits 8 chairs. It’s also super easy to extend (which stows underneath when unused).

The chairs we found at Lowe’s for $100 per pair.

And I’m in LOVE with this rug! We found it at Home Decorators Collection. The stain on her deck is pretty orange but this rug compliments it perfectly.

We also replaced the old white wicker loveseat with a larger resin wicker couch from Target. And the coffee table? It’s actually the old one she had on her back deck, just spray painted brown!

The accent pillows are from Target. It’s nice that they aren’t matchy-matchy to the area rug, but still bring in a pop of blue to the space.

And one of my favorite parts… the new outdoor drapes! These were also purchased from Pottery Barn and add just enough shade from the direct sunlight in the late afternoon.


Quite a change, right? Here’s the before again…



  1. says

    That’s so cute that your Mom asked for your help and you worked on it together!! It looks AMAZING!!! How can you go wrong with PB items?? Love all of it! The rug really coordinates the deck and ceiling colors – you did a lovely job! It’s been about 106 degrees here in VA, so this cool porch with the curtains blowing looks pretty fantastic!! Have a great weekend :) Heather

  2. Nancy C. says

    Beautiful space love how cool and airy it looks now with your facelift and I love the rug it’s perfect!

  3. Stephanie Kettler says

    Ahhh, looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I miss that porch:) Lots of good memories there:) Love you!

  4. says

    That looks really good. I wish I had a porch like that! I love the curtains and how the table was painted to match. Love the chairs and the long table. The couch looks like a place to stay for awhile!

  5. says

    Your “after” is such a bright, modern feeling space with great energy for friendly gatherings. And it seems much more functional for the family needs with the larger table and full size sofa for naps or catching up on things. The sheer curtain provides a great sense of enclosure and privacy without making the space feel dark or closed in. I really like it.


  6. says

    My first time to visit you and it really make me happy to find you.
    You share so much inspiration that I can bring back home §:-)

    My second time joining in Met Monday.

    Happy mid-week-
    /CC from Stockholm

  7. says

    Love love love it. I am a BIG porch/patio person and I absolutely love all your upgrades. The rug definitely looks fantastic. I can’t believe that couch is from Target. Everything looks comfy. Thanks for sharing and I am your newest follower stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday. Oh by the way, the ceiling on the porch is gorgeous too.

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