The underporch has always been an interesting area. At one time, it was a carport, then it became a tidy storage area for previous residents.
The first time I saw it, I thought it had potential . . . but for what, I didn't know. I quickly forgot about it because other areas of the house needed attention. Then, last fall, we decided to screen the area, as it would help prevent a billion leaves from blowing into the space.
During the winter, the area had become a place to store furniture. The room still needed construction work, just a few things at one end, such as a door. I hadn't wanted to fix up the area only to move things aside when the carpenters returned. Now, summer was here. I still didn't have a door. Door or no door, I had to reclaim this space and make it my own.
So, this weekend, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. The leaves went into the compost pile.
As for the Underporch's decor, I was all set to choose a new color for the only wall in the space, but it was growing on me. I decided to pull a few things together and see if I still liked the old paint color.
Also, my husband had asked me to paint the old, rusty metal table, but it, too, looked at home in this room. . . at least, for now. [I'll need to find out just how damaging rust can be--I sure don't want to lose the table.] I did buy chalk paint and hope to re-do a few small wooden tables this weekend. I chose an antique cream and a gray.
Before I did anything, I needed a visual layout of the room, and I pulled the furniture into place. A wheeled vintage shelf went on one wall.
An old, warped drop-leaf table went into the center of the room.
I raided the potting shed for cuteness.
My father's old drop-leaf table will receive a few coats of chalk paint (grey and cream)--lots of distressing. I found the black wire rack at a local shop, and I'm painting it, too. It will be hung on the wooden wall.
No room is a Rattlebridge room unless it pays a tribute to the courageous, big-hearted terrier.
The lantern is one of many that had been left by the previous owner.
Well, that's it for now. I'll see you after I do a little painting and fluffing.