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Welcome to the 182nd Metamorphosis Monday!
How was your weekend? Hope it was relaxing and fun! I attended an outdoor concert/dinner with friends…I have a funny picture to share soon. In the meantime, I’m excited to share a fabulous porch makeover. Lori, a reader of BNOTP knows how much this girl loves a great porch. She sent some pictures of her beautiful home with its fabulous wrap-around porch my way.
The porch got an update recently when Lori and her hubby added curtains all the way around.
If you’ve checked the price of outdoor curtains lately, you know they are not very budget friendly. I’m always stunned by how expensive they can be.
That didn’t deter Lori from getting the look and function she needed and wanted for her porch. Lori cleverly created her own outdoor curtains using 6 x 9 foot drop cloths, the kind you find in all the large hardware stores. Let’s go up onto the porch and take a look…it’s really nice up there.
A furry friend is here waiting to greet us. And look, Lori’s made a pot of tea for our visit! Those rockers look so comfortable. I think I’ll take my tea there.
Let’s take a closer look at how Lori made her curtains. Since the drop cloths were a bit too long for the height of the porch, Lori turned down the top to create a stylish valance. Love this idea!
Lori hung her curtains with Mainstays Clip Rings, available for purchase at your local Wally World. Gotta love no-sew curtains…just clip and hang! Can you guess what the curtain rod was in its former life? Lori and her hubby used 1/2 inch electrical conduit pipe for curtain rods. An elbow pipe worked great for turning the corners at either end of the porch. Is that not brilliant?
A wine cork finial added the perfect touch of whimsy!
In addition to the romantic feel and ambiance the curtains add to the porch, they also provide privacy and sun control when needed. Lori and her hubby truly enjoy their porch. Lori said, “My porch is my ‘getaway.” So nice to step outside your door and feel like you’ve escaped for a mini vacation.
Thanks so much to Lori for sharing her wonderful porch makeover and for showing us how we can get the look of those high-end outdoor curtains without the high-end price!
Looking forward to your Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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