A Screened Porch Haven for Warm Summer Days

Welcome to the 332nd Metamorphosis Monday!

Suzy who blogs at Worthing Court , moved last summer into a home built in the mid-90’s. It was in need of some updating so gradually she’s been renovating it room-by-room. One of the rooms Suzy couldn’t wait to makeover was her screened-in porch. Initially, it was a  mixture of miscellaneous outdoor furniture that Suzy had left over from her previous house.

Suzy said, “The before picture was taken right after we moved in last September. Once the cold weather and pollen season were over, I started the process of freshening everything up with paint and new cushions.”

Screened Porch Before Makeover


Suzy described how she furnished and decorated her porch saying, “The porch is decorated with a mixture of furnishings from the outdoor spaces at our old house.”

Screened Porch Decor


“The cushions on the two armchairs flanking the chest used to be faded red, but I gave them two coats of chalk paint instead of going to the expense of replacing them.  Now they’re good as new.”

Screened Porch


“The bi-fold doors behind the gray chest were a score from Goodwill.”

Decorate A Screened Porch


“Other than a few small accessory purchases, the only other new item on the porch is the indoor/outdoor rug.”

Porch Decor


“The art above the chest is made from a free printable and a frame that I already had.”

Screened Porch Summer Decor


Suzy’s favorite spot on the porch is in the chair to the right of the potted ferns. Suzy said, “It gives me a view of the backyard and a view of the feeders on the deck. Two poufs (from Target) give me a way to put my feet up and also serve as extra seating for my granddaughters.”

Screened Porch Makeover


Suzy also included a cozy spot for dining on the porch, so perfect for breakfast each morning. I can’t think of a better way to start the day than listening to the birds and enjoying the garden!

Dining On The Porch


Suzy said, “A 40′ long deck is accessed through a screen door so it makes grill-to-table eating so easy. I wanted our porch to feel like an outdoor room instead of just a wide open space. The addition of a large grapevine wreath on one wall and wicker trays on the wall behind the chairs, help to give the space definition.”

Porch and Deck Decor


Suzy said, “The screen porch was one of the things that sold us on this house.  It’s perfectly situated at one end of the house so that it catches all of the breezes that come through.  Hands-down, the porch is our favorite place to be! We never miss a chance to enjoy it and have lived on it constantly now that winter is over. We eat many of our meals out here and especially love it when we include friends and family.”

Suzy, thanks so much for a tour of your wonderful screened porch and sharing how much enjoyment it brings into your life each day. Porches truly hold a special place in our hearts.

Be sure and check out Suzy’s Blog, Worthing Court, for additional pictures and information about the renovation of her home and porch.

Screened Porch Decor


Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!

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  1. Very pretty porch! I love the bifold doors and the free printable. Those accents really take it up a notch! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you for the party, Susan! That porch is wonderful! Happy Monday!

  3. Oh how I wish I had a screened porch! I love all her smart redos, especially the artwork on the old shutter door. Thanks for the party Susan, 332, wow!!

  4. Carolyn Yingling says

    Hi Susan,
    I’ve just recently began viewing your blog; Susan Branch had listed on her
    blog several of her favorite ones and yours was among them so I viewed yours for the first time a week or so ago. It has been a wonderful addition
    to my viewing pleasure. I’ve especially appreciated the home tours that you have filmed. Our sense of style in decorating is similar and I enjoy the same color combinations that you do. Your tablescapes are fabulous and perhaps in the future I will share some of mine. Going to your site and others that I enjoy is like “taking a Calgon Bath” as it were, like the commercials used to say, relaxing and so enjoyable. Thank you for the beautiful additions to my viewing pleasure. My husband and I reside in beautiful Redmond Washington where there is such natural beauty and gorgeous surroundings, we feel blessed beyond measure
    Carolyn Yingling

    • Thanks so much, Carolyn, that’s the nicest thing anyone could say. That’s always my goal, always hope folks leave BNOTP feeling a bit better (or even a lot better) than when they arrive. πŸ™‚
      I adore Susan’s blog! I keep waiting for her to head down to GA for a book signing, would love to meet her in person. I loved her book, A Fine Romance. Has her most recent book come out yet? I need to check her blog and see.
      Redmond sounds beautiful! Washington state is a gorgeous place!

  5. Suzy’s porch is just beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

  6. What a beautiful spot to sit and relax. I just love her decorating. The blues are so pretty. Thanks for sharing and also for hosting!

  7. Thanks for hosting a great party.

  8. Thanks so much for the party!! What a beautiful porch she has!!


  9. Suzy’s porch is beautiful, she really knows how to freshen up a space and make it so inviting while staying on a budget! Thanks for sharing Susan, and thanks for the party!

  10. Susan, thank you for hosting! I love Suzy’s porch! She has such amazing style! In fact, I will be featuring her dressing vanity this morning at Make it Pretty Monday. Hop on over when you have time to check her feature out. She has accomplished so much in the short time she has been in her new home! Anyhoo, I haven’t had anything to share for awhile! But, today I finally have something to share! So glad to be back at your party! Have a lovely day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Thanks for sharing Suzy’s porch Susan! I love her budget-friendly additions making it so cozy and inviting πŸ™‚

  12. Your screened in porch is one of my favorites Susan! It always looks so beautiful.

  13. Suzy’s new home/screened porch is beautiful. She has incorporated many beautiful details. Beauty and function!…..Thanks for hosting Susan…Have a great week!

  14. Love Suzy’s Porch! Thank you for hosting!

  15. I do love Suzy’s screened porch. She did a fine job. Thanks for the party, Susan. I’m still nursing my poison ivy – such a hard lesson to learn when you maintain a landscape garden, especially when it matures. :/

  16. Susan – I just adore what Suzy is doing with her new to her home! The kitchen is to die for and this screen porch is giving me some serious porch envy! Thanks for sharing her beautiful porch — and for hosting this fabulous party!

    πŸ™‚ Linda

  17. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    I didn’t see a thing wrong with the ‘before!’ I’d just love to have a screened porch to play with (and on.) πŸ™‚ I do love them so much and this is such a pretty combo with the large screened area adjacent to the long deck and that lovely ‘bay’ section. Very pretty. And the backyard setting it overlooks is so tranquil. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Suzy.

  18. Rattlebridge Farm says

    Suzy’s porch is one of my favorites. Thanks for hosting.

  19. Suzy has a fun relaxing porch for sure. Thanks for hosting Susan! Liz

  20. Screened porches just make it feel more like summer, don’t they? Thanks for the party, Susan!

  21. Such a beautiful porch Suzy has! No wonder she loves spending time out there!

    Thank you for hosting Susan. Enjoy your week.

  22. That porch would be an amazing place to hang out — what a lucky family! Thanks for hosting such a pretty party each Monday!

  23. I was saying, (before I sent my comment without my name, lol) that I love porches, I had one big in our past big house and loved it, but since we downsized to a pent house apartment, big enough too; we don’t and miss it sometimes.
    We have a pool and garden though.
    Thanks for the fun party dear Susan.
    Have a great week.

  24. Susan, I love this porch! The way she decorated the porch is smart too, so many great ideas!

  25. That’s it – between you and Suzy I now need to have a screened in porch –
    it’s so pretty ! And to think of sitting outside without being attacked by mosquito’s sounds like heaven to me!
    Thanks so much for the party Susan !
    Hope you have a wonderful week

  26. Thanks for hosting and for sharing such pretty spaces! I have the urge to move now. πŸ˜‰

  27. Porch perfection!! What time is dinner?? franki

  28. What a lovely porch! It just expands the lively space in the most pleasant way. I think Suzy’s favorite space would be my favorite also.

  29. Hi Susan. I can’t thank you enough for featuring my screen porch on your blog today! And thank you to everyone for your lovely comments! Y’all sure do know how to make a girl happy. πŸ˜€

  30. I absolutely love Suzy’s porch and in fact, her entire house has been amazing to watch as she and her “Pookie” brought it back to life. She has fabulous style. Hoping to visit her soon and sit on that wonderful porch. Hope you are having a good Summer. Sorry I will miss you at Haven this year but hope you can make it to New Bern, NC next year for the 2d Southern Home & Bloggers Conference. xxoo, Barb

  31. Love Suzy’s pretty porch. It looks like a wonderful outdoor room with all of her attention to detail. Thanks so much for hosting Susan and I hope you have a great week.

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