Outdoor Console Refresh {A DIY Project}

Work continues on our back porch refresh, we're not ready for the reveal yet, but progress is being made so I thought I'd share a little DIY we recently completed for the space. 

back porch preview!!

back porch preview!!

Adding additional surface area for food, drinks and entertaining was high on my list of must-haves for our refreshed space. I wanted something that would coordinate and tie in our iron and stone dining table, but after lots of endless searching I wasn't finding anything I loved that was also in the budget. Typical, right? 

Enter this beauty.

Ok, so she's not much to look at now, but she does have iron legs (that have a certain European feel to them) which means she can obviously be outside - bonus. And she's fairly budget friendly - also a bonus. So let's see what we can do with a little creative thinking.

First a trip to the stone warehouse for the perfect remnant. 

Then a little coat of paint to tone down the gold.

Yes, I'm usually a fan of gold, but not on this table. Outside. On our porch. 

Voila! As they say...

With not much effort and a minimal extra cost I got the perfect console for our outdoor space. Yeah for progress! And porch weather. And wine on the porch. And just wine in general. 

More to come...

5 Inspirational Porches

5 Inspirational porches to get your Spring re-fresh groove on...

I've been pinning my little heart out, gaining inspiration for our upcoming porch re-fresh. Wanna see some things that have caught my eye? Of course, you do!

Loving the multi-functionality of this space, all the neutrals and continuity throughout. 

Similar to the first porch in terms of neutrals but with a lot more plants and more of a cozy, homey feel.

Can you say greenery? Love it! But, in our climate with my semi-black thumb and summer travel schedule probably not terribly practical. If you can do it, awesome, have me over!

Palms! Love me some palms. This feels way more tropical, in a good way. Also digging the mixed textures with metals, stone, glass and whicker. Collected, but not disjointed. 

I tried to stay away from all the hanging bench/chair/beds because I know it's not a possibility in our space, but man, it's hard. They all look so fun!

I do love a brick porch though, and those palms! Again with the palms. Mixed materials, neutrals, greenery...ah, yes, I can see it all coming together in my head. And I'm excited, very excited. 

More to come...