Check out my guest post on Wayfair today! I recently made over a corner of my dad and bonus mom’s wraparound porch. It was a lot of fun. Two teaser words for you: porch couch.
Since you know I like to keep things real, I thought it would be fun to take you behind the shoot and share the nitty gritty details. I’ve always thought the ‘how’ is just as interesting as the ‘what.’
My dad and stepmom were gone for the day when the makeover took place. HH took the boys for the day and Mabrey came with me to the shoot. Luckily, she took a good nap and I was able to style everything, take shots and clean up all while she was sleeping. I lugged my camera and the accessories over in my car. Most of the decor came from our attic. I bought four outdoor pillows from Home Depot on clearance for $6 each. They’re the patterned coral ones. After the shoot, I returned them. Is that bad?
The wraparound porch is attached to the home I lived in from the age of 14 until I moved out for college. My dad built the house and porch with his own two hands. DIY. It’s in my blood. The part of the porch I made over is a corner bump out. It’s sort of like a gazebo + porch in one. I’ve always loved it.
Hummingbirds love it too. There are about a half dozen hummingbird feeders hung around the porch that have to be refilled every few days. At any given point in time, you can spot eight or more birds at one feeder.
Fun fact #1: The side table is actually an outdoor table. It used to live in the master bedroom of our previous home. It’s come full circle.
I brought the raisin bread and coffee mug from my house. They spurred the ‘breakfast on the porch’ idea. The coffee is actually root beer that I found in my dad’s fridge. I shot the makeover in the early afternoon so it was too late for real coffee. After I finished the shoot, I ate all the raisin bread and drank the root beer.
Fun fact #2: When I was little I would fill a coffee mug with RC Cola, no ice, and pretend I was drinking coffee on a soap opera.
I clipped the greenery in the vase from my dad’s flower bed. I think it’s a dappled willow.
I felt cheesy taking a picture of myself on the porch couch. I had on no makeup, didn’t fix my hair and the dress I’m wearing is really a swimsuit coverup from Target.
Fun fact #3: I don’t read the newspaper. I find it too depressing.
My childhood home overlooks an Ohio valley. The view is even better in person. Especially during fall. It’s almost here!
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images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking