One Room Challenge: The Porch Project Reveal
It’s finally here you guys! After a long 6 weeks it’s the big reveal of the One Room Challenge Porch Project!
This challenge was a little grueling and I didn’t get everything on my list done but I’m happy that we have an really functional space. I’m not exaggerating when I say we’ve eaten every dinner out here since I put the tables out that it hasn’t been raining! It’s so great and we’ve already seen more of our neighbors than we have in the last year. And that folks was the goal
I’m not going to do much talking in this post because I know you all want to see the results. If you missed any of the earlier posts and want to catch up from the beginning you can start here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, So let’s get to it…
The haint blue ceiling was a must for me and it might be my favorite element of the space. The color is Atmospheric by Sherwin Williams and it’s the perfect blue for the southern porch ceiling. Does it feel like it belongs in Charleston…no…just a little bit…??
The light was a lucky score from our local Habitat Restore.
I built the tables and benches and spray painted these boring office chairs a bright aqua with my favorite Valspar outdoor spray paint, Koi Pond.
The curtains are plain drop cloths hung on rods made from conduit pipes. I used this tutorial.
Simple aqua mason jars filled with flowers and fun bowls from HomeGoods are all we need for decor! The tealight holders are from Ikea and I found these citronella tealight candles on Amazon.
Spring alfredo with zucchini noodles recipe coming soon to a blog near you!
#twinklylightsmakeeverythingbetter Right?!?! I could just take pictures of the string lights and nothing else. These are from Target and they sell them in multiple colors which I love! They wouldn’t have been the same with green strings!
I love how the tables turned out and the rich wood color is so pretty.
I’m so happy with the decision to remove the rails! It completely opens up the porch and allows it to function as a dining space!
Now I bid you good day and good night! Will you all come over for dinner al fresco next week???
I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed finally finishing the space!
Just a few details that didn’t happen yet but they will…promise :)
Build Tables and benches, paint chairs
Pressure wash and ceiling and trim (didn’t happen)
Make curtains and rods
4. Stain/paint concrete (didn’t happen)
Hang pendant and string lights
Remove porch rails
Remove bushes in front and replace with new landscaping
Accessorize and style
Buy and hang fans (they arrived yesterday but I wasn’t able to get them up)
And…how do you think I did on the budget? Well, the answer is not perfect but thanks to my Itsums board I knew where I was at all times instead of buying then worrying later which is usually how I roll. Check out Itsums for budgeting for your next project it really is a handy tool and plus it’s free!
I’m only $108 off…not too shabby right :)
Thank you all so much for loyally following along on this journey. It’s been hard work but so fun to see it come together.
Make sure to check out all of today’s reveals as well as the AMAZING participating blogger reveals from yesterday! Seriously so much talent in blogland right now!
I can’t wait until quitting time today so I can enjoy a celebratory drink out here!
LINKING UP: Dimples & Tangles //
Can you tell me your house exterior paint color? We have a similar cedar shingle on the second floor and am looking to change it from a pale yellow.
I want to hop right up on your porch and have dinner with you! AMAZING job! You made this space so unique and inviting. Love the ceiling, the bamboo light, and of course the twinkle lights.
Very impressed with what you were able to do with a relatively small porch space! I thought the curtains were a nice tough.
Do you happen to have a basic floor layout for this cute little house? Am looking to build something similar …
Hi Dianne! I’m so glad you like our home!
I don’t have a document where you can see the exact floor plan but you enter into the open concept living area, dining area and kitchen. Two bedroom, the laundry closet and full bath are to the right off the living room situated on a hallway.
The stair to the upstairs is at the back of the kitchen. Our home is technically as 1 and a half stories. Upstairs is the large master bedroom, bathroom closet, attic spaces and an open office area. Our home is 1502 sq. ft. Hope that helps!
What a great front porch! Can you tell me your house exterior paint color? We have a similar cedar shingle on the second floor and am looking to change it from a pale yellow. Thanks!
Thanks so much Marisa! Unfortunately that is the only paint color in the house that I don’t know. It was original to the house and I have since lost the can. I had to have a custom match made to do some touch ups and it wasn’t an exact match :( Sorry about that!
I TOTALLY LOOVE THIS DECOR WITH LIGHTS ,ITS SO PERFF!!
What color is the door? I don’t see it listed
Hi Melissa! The door color is Benjamin Moore’s Spirit In The Sky :) Thanks!
Such a great porch! I love how clean and bright it is. The lighting is perfect.
Thanks SO much Danielle!
I love the color of the front door! What color would you use to paint the porch that would match the door? Thanks!
Hi Christy! Thanks so much! What are you looking to paint? I always love a crisp white with aqua!
Lovely! What a great space for family and friends.
Thanks so much Angie!
Love the porch, especially the front door! What color is it?
Thanks so much Lori! It’s Benjamin Moore Sprint In The Sky :)
Absolutely love your front porch. I would love to decorate my porch but wonder how you can keep it so clean and fresh. We have so much pollen and debris from our trees that I would have to scrub everything EVERYDAY. What state do you live in? I just found your blog and will start following as you are Amazing.
Thanks so much Marie!!! We are in NC and although we do have a lot of pollen and I have to wipe the table off every time we use it we don’t have a lot of debris. We don’t have that many trees in the front of our house so that helps :) Thank you so much for following along and I’m so glad you like it!!!
what an amazing space you created – just in time for summer! now enjoy it!!!
You know I’m a sucker for turquoise & this is fabulous Summer! What a happy place to enjoy summer in, well done lady!
pretty AH-mazing! i would love to spend every waking moment out here. you did a phenomenal job with every single details. just lovely.
You created a whole new room! I love it….wish I was your neighbor so I could come over and hang out with you:) Of course you used my favorite color!
Summer, this is so good! I love taking walks at night and seeing which porch I’d like to sit on … and I wouldn’t move from yours!! And you look adorable too!
Wow! You’re not going to be able to keep your neighbors away! So pretty.
Summer, your site always makes me smile. I love the porch, and wish I had one just like it. Your styling hit this out of the park. Great job, and you are so adorable.
How adorable! The landscaping makes such a huge difference! And the porch is fabulous! Love the colors and of course the twinkly lights! Well done and let me know when the ORC wrap party is! ;)
This looks so incredible, Summer! I could spend every minute of the day on that porch. The overall curb appeal is just gorgeous. You have lucky neighbors because they get to look at your house every day:)
What a gorgeous space for al fresco dining, I absolutely love the blue ceiling and the curtains!
Not sure why our comments aren’t going through, but just wanted to say awesome job! Love the blues and the wood tones and our favorite….that amazing light find!! You are so talented…we just may stop by :)
Why yes, I would LOVE to come have dinner on your gorgeous porch! It’s so stylish, but still welcoming. Great job!!!
You are very resourceful. It all came together beautifully.
I love how your porch turned out! The blue ceiling is perfection, and yes, very Southern. I’m going to have to look for those lights–my back porch could use some pretty lighting like that. Kudos on a job well done, and I’m sure you’ll get to enjoy it all through the summer!
Great job! Your porch looks very inviting.
What a happy porch! I love the chairs, rug and front door! So chic and inviting…ad you are right, twinkling lights make everything better. I have been dreaming of putting them in my yard. I just need to do it. and I also really want white drapes. I love your solution, easy and practical. You must be thrilled with this transformation! Congrats!
Wow, thank you so much for your sweet comments Albertina! We are happy to finally enjoy this space! Have a great weekend!
Bravo friend!! Its sooooo pretty!! I absolutely love it. The ceiling color, the front door color, the panels, the lights. Its all just so lovely. Im sure youll enjoy the heck out of it.
Thanks so much girlie! You’re the best!
Such a pretty, charming front porch, Summer!
Thanks Jennifer! xoxo
LOVE it Summer!! Seriously so amazing:) I just want to grab a cup of coffee and cozy up on your porch:)
Amy you’re so sweet! I’d love for you to come over for a cup or two!!
What a wonderful space you created for your family! It looks amazing – great job! I have to say that ceiling is top on my list too. I’m going to paint something that color….just haven’t figured out what yet.
:) Aww thanks Carrie! I’m so glad you like it! It is a good color! Cheers friend!
Porches are the best and this one is awesome!!! being a Charleston – born gal I am loving that haint blue porch ceiling!!! Great job!
I wasn’t born there but Charleston has my heart!! Thanks so much!
Fabulous job Summer…Such an inviting space! Especially love the blues mixed with the wood tones. Though my favorite thing just might be that light score, probably b/c I’m such a sucker for an amazing deal. Bravo!!
Thank you SO much! I didn’t get super lucky with that light!
Fabulous job Summer! This space is so inviting and the blues with the wood tones is amazing. My absolute favorite could be the light score, however, as I’m such a sucker for a deal. Bravo!!
I meant I *did* bet super lucky :)
Ok…appears my computer is on a glitch as we see our prior comment did go through. Let’s just say b/c we liked it so much, we felt the overwhelming need to comment again ;)
It looks so inviting and pretty. You did an amazing job.
What color is the house ?
Hi Cindy, I actually don’t know the color. It has never been repainted and we lost the original can :( Thanks for reading!
Well done! The entry is now so welcoming:)
Thank you Anna!
So Fun and prefectly lovely!!
Thanks so much Traci!
Such a wonderful space! Love the cafe lights!
Thanks Krystine! You’ll have to see it in person one day :)
Summer you did such a great job adding style and functionality to the space. I don’t know if I’d ever want to go back inside :) I love the colors and all of the whimsical lighting!
Thanks so much Katie! I really didn’t know what we were missing before and had no idea how much we’d use it :)
This is so so cute! Perfect spot to have some wine and enjoy with family and friends. Love the curtains! They add such a personal touch. CONGRATS!! xx.
Thanks so much Mariella! There is definitely wine in my future out there!
I love it!!! I wish I had a front porch like this, so beautiful!
Aww, thanks so much Katy!! We are definitely lucky to have the space!
So, so pretty and fun! You’re precious :)
Thanks girl! You’re too sweet!
It looks so inviting. Great job, Summer
Thanks Claudia :)
Summer – this is so FABULOUS!! I want to be your neighbor across the street, not only might I get an invite but to enjoy the charming view would be awesome!! Your ORC projects are always SO inspiring!!
Pam you’re the best! Thanks so much! Love yours too!
When do I get to come? And please have that same meal ready to go, ok?! I already loved your porch but this turned out so great! I bet you neighbors are dying to meet “the girl with her tripod” :) So good!!
It’s gorgeous, girl! I love how it all came together!
Thanks so much Sarah!
Such beautiful makeover, Summer! Love it! I should come hang out on that pretty porch with you:-) Xo
Thank you Aniko! I would LOVE to have you over!
I would be eating dinner out there every night too!!! What a beautiful job!
Thanks Erin! You are so sweet!
Another lovely job, Summer! It’s a beautiful space to welcome guests to you home. So charming and relaxed! LOVE IT!
Thanks Natasha! I’m so happy you like it! xoxo
You did an amazing job, Summer! I love front porches and yours is a dream! And yes, #lightsmakeeverythingprettier! I know you’ll enjoy this space all summer long! Such an inviting, stunning makeover! Enjoy another’s Day weekend with your lil man!
Thanks Kendra! We are definitely going to get use out of it! Thank you so much for following along!
What an absolute dream! LOVE every little thing about this! Especially crushing on that gorgeous front door though! STUNNING!
Thanks so much Kristi! xoxo
Summer, this is so beautiful and happy! I think you’ll be out here all summer long eating al fresco! Congrats on another beautiful job.
Thanks so much Tracy and I really appreciate you following along!
Perfect. What a great spot to hang out all summer long.
Thanks so much Marty!!!
What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful weekend.
Laura you’re too sweet! Thank you SO much! I’m still working my way through the linkups and I can’t wait to see yours!
I’d be eating dinner out there every single night too – so beautiful Summer!!!!!
Thanks sweet friend!!
Gorgeous!! I’m so there for dinner! Good job, Summer!! You nailed it!
Thanks Rachel! I can’t wait to have GNO girls over for dinner!
Looks awesome! Love your door color! What a great space to relax!
Thanks Kasey! xoxo
The heck with the Corkscrew…. I’m just going to come sip wine on your front porch. Don’t mind me…… :-) It looks great, Summer!
Ha! Most definitely Brenna! Thanks!
Dinner there ASAP! :) Looks beautiful and so inviting, Summer!
Yay! Would love to have you anytime Amber! Thanks so much!
KIlled another ORC sweet friend!!! Love this and cannot believe it’s the same space as I saw just a month ago! Now I’m just waiting on my invite :):) Love you!!!
You’re so sweet Mal! I cannot wait to fill all 8 of those seats with you guys for dinner soon!
Summer it looks AMAZING!!! I love everything. The string lights are adorable, the tables and benches look incredible, and the rug is fabulous!! Great job gal
xo Laura Leigh
Thanks so much Laura! Looking forward to a dinner night!
So beautiful! Why yes, I would love to come over!! =) Love the tables on both sides and that light is just gorgeous!
Thanks Ashley! I wish you could come hang out! xoxo
Love it! What a great party space! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time entertaining out there. Great work!
Summer, WHAT a fun space! I think you are going to absolutely live out there on your porch, and it will be such a fun space to use with friends and family!!! The Koi Pond spray paint – I need that in my life! You know I am just dying over the tables you built, but the drop cloth curtains, the light, the beautiful urns with the ferns, all beautiful!!!! Enjoy!
Love it ALL Summer! The blue ceiling is perfect. Enjoy your porch now that it is finished. ~Sonya
Looks great. Very inviting!
love it, summer! such a happy space! i would love to come over!
Summer! You did such a great job! I love it all! Can’t wait to try your alfredo recipe and I think the lighting is my absolute fave. I am a sucker for creative lighting! Hugs to you, sweet girl! xo
Drop. Cloth. Curtains. I mean, how smart is that?! Beautiful job… and SO impressed by your budget!
Beautiful Summer! Love the color of the front door, the simple lights that add a festive feel, and your new landscaping!
Awww, Summer, I want to hop right up on your porch and have dinner with you! AMAZING job! You made this space so unique and inviting. Love the ceiling, the bamboo light, and of course the twinkle lights. Fantastic job, friend!
Ok, I’m coming over! We can have wine on the porch, and then watch Leap Year over and over. I love it, friend! And you look gorgeous! Congrats! <3
You’ve created such an inviting and welcoming space. I love that you’re eating outside and seeing neighbors. That’s so fun! We’ve eaten outside once already, (We didn’t have a tabletop until 2 days ago.) Great job!
So so beautiful Summer!!! I would love to come over for dinner sometime….getting there might be a little challenging ;).