Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Patio Floor Project

This is my screened porch area, it will probably never be what I want it to be, because we only use it unless we're grilling. I have the pit inside so we won't be bothered by flies or other insects. What I really wanted you to see is how I did the floor.

I started out with green outdoor carpet which was boring. I bought brown porch paint, I think it was oil based. I used chalk, tape, and string, to make a circle. I taped the string in the center area and tied the chalk on the other end and drew a circle, then I shortened the string each time to make each inside circle, this you'll see in the area of the round table.

For the square designs, I just drew the lines with a yard stick. The painting of all areas only took about 3 hours tops. I really like how everything turned out.

The old metal glider and chair, I really love. When my niece bought her house, the owners before her left it behind and my niece had no use for it. It was her plan to sit it out for the garbage collectors. But, "I Was Jim Dandy To The Rescue, Baby" So then I said to myself, "I wish I had a chair to go with this" but I never thought I'd find one. Then one day we went to a family function over my cousin in laws, mother's house. And guess what? She had the chair! I asked if I could buy it, she only had the one, and she said yes!. Thanks, Mrs. Charlie, I really wanted that chair! Now get this, I saw two chairs to match it in the front yard next door to Thelma, one of the ladies in the social and savings club I'm in. I haven't confronted them though, because I figure since they have two they would be missed. But, I know where they are!

Okay, back to the rug, this solid brown rectangle area goes all the way under the grill not pictured here but, there's a picture of the grill on my previous post . I can seat 12 people comfortably out here and it's feels great in the Spring but, too warm for me in the day time during the summer, even though there are two ceiling fans. I don't want to have the area closed in with air conditioning because I enjoy the fresh air.

This shows how my flower beds are coming along in the backyard, I haven't spent as much time back here as I normally would due to the fact that I'm blogging now :O} The bed right in front of the screened area, I planted elephant ears, lilies, and some others. They're not doing so good yet, I believe it's because I use a weed killer in it and didn't wait long enough before planting but they're not dead yet, so they will survive.

This is the front yard, my husband has to use a riding mower or he may pass out dead.

This is the side yard where I have the kids swing set now, not pictured. The back yard area is behind the fence.


Becky said...

Wow! You have a beautiful home and a wonderful style in decorating. I love your Patio -- and I was laughing because I have a wrought iron rocking chair that matches your things!! And I'm NOT parting with it - LOL I'm new to your blog, so now I'm going to look at your back posts :)

This Country Girl said...

Well, Deb, aren't you just so clever? That is the neatest idea! I love how you did your floor! I would have never thought of that in a million years! Great job!

And don't you just love when everything falls in place like finding your furniture? That's a blessing!

You have the neatest place to hang out back there! And what a great yard and property! Very big!

In the next few days, I'm going to share our sunporch redo on my blog (it's not nearly as big as your screened area though) and the interesting story of our floors out there (stained-concrete-turned-out weird). I'm going to have to do it through a couple of days though because I don't want to bore anyone! lol!

Thanks so much for sharing your porch! I love it!

Have a great Thursday!

Kindra said...

Your screened in porch looks like a great place for me and you to visit with a nice, cold glass of lemonade! My parents have one of those rocking benches. Those are nice.

What a clever way of doing the floor. Your decorating and creativeness always amazes me!

Your yard is nice and big! And your landscaping is just beautiful. Have a great day.

(You should have some etsy messages from me. Sorry a day late, it was giving me trouble yesterday)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How creative! I just love the metal glider and chair. Your porch looks like such a wonderful place to relax and be with family. Your home looks beautiful, and wow, what a big yard! Good thing you have a riding lawn mower.

Stacy said...

You did such a great job on your floor! I didn't realize that was carbet either, i thought it was tile =p Its really nice. I really like the wrought iron chair! Too cute =) And, just becuase im an odd one, everytime i visit your blog i think to myself "Deb-alicious !" xD haha =p i had to get that out of my system =p

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, I love your screened in room. You did a great.. job on the floor. And the furniture looks perfect. I'll be over tomorrow to join you for sweet tea! lol We can also tour your beautiful yard. Really, I love your home and yard. I can see where we have a lot in common. Sweet Dreams, Terrie

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, You did a wonderful job with the carpet...what I neat idea! Your home & yard is beautiful and everything looks so NEAT!

Now for the old glider set...I am GREEN with envy! I love those sets and have yet to come across an old, vintage set that is in good condition! But I'm not giving up the hunt!

Hope you had a "good" day! ;)
Hugs, Rhonda

Carolyn said...

What a great place you have. I like your decorating style.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! You are so creative! I love the designs you did on the rug. I would never have thought to do something like that. Great job! Your flower beds are looking very nice too!

I have a little award for you over at my place!

Feathering My Nest said...

Deb, I love how you painted the flooring in the screen porch area. You did a super job. You have a lovely home. You have fabulous places inside and out for entertaining and enjoying family. Lucky you, I'm glad you got the other chair. Who knows maybe you will get those other two? Time will tell. Kathi

Joy said...

Wow, I love that outdoor room and your yard is very nice! It was neat how you did the floor and love the colors of that area!