Is Your Porch Ready ForSummer?

Summer has officially started as of June 20th and the
summer weather has arrived as well, 90 degrees to be exact! Last summer I had purchased an antique bed which was over 100 years old at none other than my favorite place Acushnet River Antiques.

As I brought my antique bed to my favorite upholsterer we had discovered the mattress was full of a mixture of horse hair, feathers and foam…ugh what a mess. The original covering for the mattress and around the bed frame from a previous upholsterers job was a  red, white and blue plaid fabric. Just plain ugly! Well the mattress  and fabric was not what had orginally attracted me to the bed.
I was drawn to the old wood and feel of the bed. You just can’t reproduce the look and feel of something 100 years old.

This piece was going to be placed outside in a screened in porch. Bring in Sunbrella fabric. choice; simple soft green fabric with striped back pillows. Perfect!

I had my bed now being used as an outdoor daybed but, was in need of a small coffee table. I did not want to spend a lot of money and I could not bring myself to purchase new.
Next stop Salvation Army.

Must have been my lucky day because
This little all teak table from Lane furniture had a midcentury feel from the 60s all for the right price of $10! After a little light sanding and a fresh coat of oil this little coffee table was brought back to life.

Perfect size.

 My screened in summer porch is ready for entertaining or just for relaxing.

Now if I only could find some time to relax.

Or maybe even a place to just pass out after a project has been completed.

My husband thought this was funny and decided to take a real candid shot- I was so tired I did not even hear him….oh boy was I in dream land!

Happy Summer!

From Chic Home & Antiques!


About chichomeantiquesblog

A lover of unique antique furniture with history and character. I take great joy in discovering forgotten pieces. Pieces that most people would pass by. I have such a passion for discovering, refinishing and repurposing great furnishings. I shop consignment shops, thrift stores, craigslist and of course antique shops to find those special unique pieces. I paint, sand, antique, glaze whatever it may be to bring new life to old furnishings. My life is full of family, good health, happiness, careers, and a very happy well loved home. I have very much to be thankful for in this world that I live today.
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