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!

One Room Challenge: The Porch Project Reveal

Now I bid you good day and good night! Will you all come over for dinner al fresco next week???

One Room Challenge: The Porch Project Reveal
One Room Challenge: The Porch Project Reveal

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 :)

1. Build Tables and benches, paint chairs

2. Pressure wash and ceiling and trim (didn’t happen)

3. Make curtains and rods

4. Stain/paint concrete (didn’t happen)

5. Hang pendant and string lights

6. Remove porch rails 

7. Remove bushes in front and replace with new landscaping 

7. Accessorize and style

8. 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 :)

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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!



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  1. 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.

  2. Do you happen to have a basic floor layout for this cute little house? Am looking to build something similar …

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. I love the color of the front door! What color would you use to paint the porch that would match the door? Thanks!

  5. 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.

    1. 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!!!

  6. You know I’m a sucker for turquoise & this is fabulous Summer! What a happy place to enjoy summer in, well done lady!

  7. pretty AH-mazing! i would love to spend every waking moment out here. you did a phenomenal job with every single details. just lovely.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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! ;)

  11. 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:)

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!

  18. 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!!

      1. 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 ;)

  19. 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!!

  20. 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!!

  21. Another lovely job, Summer! It’s a beautiful space to welcome guests to you home. So charming and relaxed! LOVE IT!

  22. 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!

  23. What an absolute dream! LOVE every little thing about this! Especially crushing on that gorgeous front door though! STUNNING!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!!!

  26. 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

  27. 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!

  28. 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

  29. Drop. Cloth. Curtains. I mean, how smart is that?! Beautiful job… and SO impressed by your budget!

  30. 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!

  31. 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

  32. 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!

  33. So so beautiful Summer!!! I would love to come over for dinner sometime….getting there might be a little challenging ;).

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