Welcome to another round of the $100 Room Challenge! With just $100 and just 3 weeks, I am planning on refreshing my screened-in back porch!
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The $100 Room Challenge , hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry, happens twice a year. Every Wednesday for the next three weeks, a group of talented home bloggers will share their creativity as they make over a room, using only a $100 budget. It is so inspiring to see all of the amazing ideas!
I have been really indecisive about participating in this round of the $100 Room Challenge. As a teacher and mom, September is a really busy month for me. However; the more I thought about it, the clearer it became that this challenge is the perfect motivation and budget for me to get my porch finished.
This screened-in porch is one of the reasons I love my home. It is a place where my family and I enjoy entertaining friends and family, eating meals together, and enjoying a good book. The porch is a great space, and I am very thankful for it. The problem with it is that it lacks uniformity and a clear style. It is kind of an eclectic mix. With this challenge, it is my goal to unify the space with a classic, neutral style.
Here’s a look at the porch a couple of years ago.
This past spring I began updating our porch. Adding a coat of Rustoleum Spray Paint in Espresso to the wicker couch, chairs, and coffee table has helped to make the space seem a little more cohesive. A neutral outdoor rug from Target was added to define the space. Our Christmas lights were replaced with these Outdoor String Lights. I was able to easily hang them using Command Outdoor Light Clips. I also used a product called Glaze Coat to add a high-gloss finish to a dresser that I keep out here.
This is what the porch looked like this spring.
It was definitely an improvement, but the porch still isn’t done. For this $100 Challenge Porch Refresh, I would like to:
I would like to give the floor a fresh coat of paint. This was a project I started this in the spring, but didn’t finish. I am also considering stenciling the floor. My family isn’t convinced that this is a good idea, so I will start with a few squares in the corner before making a decision.
Along with the floor, the exterior windows will also receive a fresh coat of paint using The Best Trick for Painting Windows.
My plan is to make or shop for neutral accessories that will add layers of interest and bring the space together. I am thinking that some neutral pillow covers, linens, and greenery would be a great addition to this outdoor space.
I have been scrolling through my Porch Inspiration Pinterest Board for more ideas. It’s fun to go back to see what I have saved and what the posts have in common. It helps me to see what style and design elements that I really do like best. I have noticed that many of the pictures I have saved have a classic, timeless style, greenery, and neutral accessories. Here is some inspiration I have found!
The color and texture of these baskets is absolutely beautiful. I would love to try to DIY one by using the same technique that I used to create a weathered wood tool caddy.
The beautiful greenery, rich colors, and neutral fabrics on this porch belong to Beth from Home Stories A to Z.
I love how my friend, Suzy, from Worthington Court styled her porch with these beautiful plants and accessories. Look at the lovely color and texture here. Suzy has such an eye for detail.
I can’t wait to get started! Please check back here on Wednesday when I will be sharing my progress.
Use the links below to see all of the $100 Room Challenge plans!
Make sure to check out what other bloggers are doing using the links at the bottom of this post and the hashtag #100roomchallenge on Instagram.