Friday, August 29, 2008

A back porch make-over


For those of you who have a Country Sampler magazine this picture in on page 67 of the September issue. If you don't have one then I wanted the rest of you to see the pictue that was my inspiration. When I saw this back porch with a cabinet similar to one I already owned, I knew that I was going to try to mimic the feel of the picture. I do not collect old scales (nor do I want to) but I had plenty of other items that I could use. So I wanted to share the before and after picture. I had many distractions yesterday but by the end of the day...I am mostly done.


I had this little white cabinet on the porch that dh had purchased at an aution. I liked it so I painted it and placed it right outside out kitchen door. When I took the picture I had started to take everything off so you don't get to see it exactly as it was but I wanted to you see what the change was going to be like. I am taking this cacinet to my garden shed to be used there. I had alot of work to do to make my back porch look more like this magazine.




This is what my porch now looks like. I had a cabinet in a different room that I moved to the back porch. I searched my house and basement for item to put inside and for the most part I think it is done. Well, I didn't hang anything on the door of the cabinet just yet but I am still deciding what I want there. So What do you thing? I was trying to get the feeling of the picture...not to match it. How so you think I did?

21 comments:

Dianne said...

Don't you love being inspired by people or magazines? Your display is lovely!

ceekay said...

You did pretty good. I really like all the old crocks. Very cute.

This Country Girl said...

I love the inspiration picture and I think yours turned out great! It's nice when we can find pictures for a starting point and give it our own twist! I did the same with our sunporch!

Everything looks great...the cabinet and the display accents!

Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Kelli said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job setting up all of your pretty things!
~Kelli

simple~needs said...

beautiful!! you did a great job!!

Carla said...

Neat! I love when people are able to get inspiration from a magazine and make it their own. I bet your backporch is very homey!

Pattie said...

Your back porch is just darling! I love all the cute things you put inside the cabinet.

GrumpyAngel said...

You did a really great job. I like all the little things you put in your cabinet. And I admire you for finding something in a magazine and executing it in real life so well :-)

Linda said...

What a great cabinet! I so wish I had a porch!!I agree with Tammy - give things your own twist! Of course I love Country Sampler - I sure wish my photo shoot had been fall. Speaking of fall, you can always add Indian corn and pumpkins!

Barbara H. said...

I think you did wonderfully! It's lovely.

Linda said...

Dianntha, your cabinet turned out lovely. I love the crocks, jug and all the homespun touches. The magazine provided inspiration but you made it your own...love it! Hugs, Linda

Joy said...

Love it, especially the baskets and the crocks!

Meggie said...

Very nice, warm feeling!

Cottage Contessa said...

I love it! All of those magazines are just full of gorgeously inspirational ideas aren't they! Oh how I would love to have a porch to decorate! lol Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

monique said...

I just found your blog through Amanda's blog.
You sure have a lovely blog.I'm coming back for more visit's.
Have a lovely weekend.
Monique.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I think you did GREAT...I adore Country Sampler!
Hus,
Robin

simple~needs said...

i gave you an award on my blog.;)

kari and kijsa said...

Great display!
Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Stephanie said...

I love that magazine and I dont ever get rid of them !!
You did a great job, it looks great :)
Stephanie

Nicole said...

It looks darling. I've been looking through your blog a little. Your home is so beautiful I love it. The colors you painted it looks so perfect. Now I have to look around to see if you have some inside pictures of it.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great Job!!! I love when I see a picture that I am inspired by.

Mary