Candy’s Beautiful Porch Addition

One of the best parts of blogging is receiving e-mails and photos from readers of BNOTP. Candy e-mailed back in September to let me know she had been so inspired after seeing my screened in porch, she decided to add a screened-in porch on to the back of her home. Along with the photos of her porch, she wrote: “It is truly a work in progress. Thank you for your blog; if it wasn’t for your porch, I would still be sitting on a lawn chair on a slab of concrete.”

Here’s the way Candy’s home looked before she added her porch.

This photo shows the early stages of construction. You can really tell it’s going to be a nice, large porch!

Starting to take shape, now. I like how she kept the knee wall nice and low. That’s a great idea because at that height, it won’t obstruct the view when you’re sitting and looking out across your yard.

The screens and door are in place now. Let’s go inside.

Candy furnished her porch with lots of beautiful, white wicker. I love white wicker…I know that comes as no surprise. 🙂 Candy created a wonderful spot for having breakfast or evening dinners.

There’s a cozy spot for visiting with a friend or just reading while soaking up the cool breezes. Candy used tongue and groove “yellow wood” for her flooring. She said, “Not so much as a mosquito can get through it.” Awesome! That’s what screened-in porches are all about!

I love the chaise. I think this is where I’d live! There’s even a flat-screened TV so you can watch the game while cooking out on the grill or lounging on the porch.

What a beautiful swing…the pillows make it comfy and cozy.

Candy thanks so much for sharing your beautiful porch! I know you are looking forward to entertaining friends and family in this awesome space this summer. I’ll be sharing some information and helpful tips soon regarding things you may wish to consider when adding a porch to your home. It’s Springtime and I have serious porch fever!

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  1. Frog Hollow Farm Girl says

    Good morning from Frog Hollow Farm! What a great porch and wonderful space – it's nice to know that you inspired someone to create a space like that! We are gearing up for the warmer weather and entertaining on our covered porch – adding it on to our home created an unbelievable space for sitting and enjoying a quiet evening or entertaining 30 people! Ciao, bella!

  2. What a nice project! As an architect I am a truly lover of home improvement. Love your home and life will be much happier!

  3. Her porch turned out beautifully! Love the wicker furniture. The chaise and swing, I could spend all day alternating between the two! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mr. Goodwill Hunting says

    As soo as I saw the flat screen I was on board!
    Nah, this is a great space.
    I know it warms your heart when you see how your blogging has changed the lives of many for the better.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  5. Love the champagne bucket with strawberries on top.

  6. ReenieK Designs says

    Gorgeous! Makes me want a screened in porch!

  7. My Little World says

    It turned out rather pretty, perfect as a breakfast room too.

  8. We are in the process of converting our covered deck into a screened porch. We need to replace the deck with a mosquito proof floor. Every option we have checked so far is very expensive. I'm curious what "tongue and groove yellow floor" is…can you be more specific? Maybe that's a good option for us.

  9. Fabulous job. You are an inspiration. If only our weather was more cooperative I would try something like this. I can just imagine the lovely dinners and laughter with guest on this porch.

  10. Great porch. Candy did a super job planning that! I think screening makes a huge difference.

    We have a nice side porch but with the mosquitos and flies in the summer, I hate sitting out there. Now if it were screened in, ahhhhhhhhhhhh, nice to dream. Susan

  11. Piorra Maison says

    Mmmm screened in porch maybe you are starting something. Thanks for your comments. I have to say. When I started telling my 17 year old son the story about the wall mural I started bawling again. It was the "I love you, Mom." part. he got up and hugged me and said Oh I love you Mom! such sweet boys!

    Mme Classy Lady has no blog she is a client. My jaw dropped when I saw her home. Most of the pictures she sent me via email. Just wait to see her gardens! Just beautiful.

    Thanks for your comments and hosting a wonderful link party. I do enjoy.
    Au revoir

  12. The White Farmhouse says

    Oh, I have so many plans for my back "porch" It is so sad right now. Nothing as gorgeous as this one though. I would love to do a screened in porch! What a nice place to relax!

  13. Jessabells says

    Wow, great job. I have screen porch and I must be honest for the past 5 years I have no idea what to do with it. I would love it to be a place to go out and relax. Hopefully this summer I could do something with it.

  14. Such a great porch. I would love to have a screened in one, but I'd end up having to build it myself and I'm not that handy with power saws yet.

  15. Vickie H. says

    Wonderful!!!!! You girls ROCK!!!

  16. Hi Susan! Oh, wow, Candy's porch is so lovely! Look what an inspiration you are to us all!
    Hoping to see you soon at my cupboard party! I've so enjoyed peeping inside folks' pantries and cabinets! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  17. It's beautiful!


  18. I love the porch renovation. What a beautiful addition to her home! And that swing!!!!! Love it! Where did she find such a treasure?

  19. The new porch is wonderful and I am sure there will be many happy times enjoyed there! I could visualize myself sipping my lemonade and reading a book!

  20. Shelinwa says

    This is great!!! WOW you are so inspiring. What a fun place for gatherings and family stuff!!!

  21. martinealison says

    J'ai beaucoup apprécié de pouvoir visualiser l'évolution des travaux et le projet terminé… bravo! j'aime beaucoup.

  22. Heaven's Walk says

    Ohhhhhh……this SO makes me want a big screened in porch off my kitchen! You've got me thinking now, Susan! lol! Hubby and I have thrown the idea around, but are concerned about the cost factor. Do you know how much that porch cost to build? I can just imagine how much time she'll be spending on it this summer! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  23. Oh how beautiful ! You southern girls really know how to live !!!!!!!

    thanks for sharing it with us !


  24. Blondie's Journal says

    Candy has a beautiful place here to relax and enjoy the 'outdoors'! Did you ever think your porch would become such an inspiration to so many?!


  25. She did such a great job. I know she is enjoying it so much.

  26. Designs By Pinky says

    I ahve always wanted a screened in porch but…..nothing so far:):) Candy's porch is wonderful! I hope you do tell about the floor. That sounds great! YOU are such a great inspirtion to so many, Susan! XO, Pinky

  27. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Great porch! I love the things you show dear Susan, so much fun.

  28. What a beautiful porch Candy has! And thanks for sharing it with us. And the TV takes it over the top. Very nice!

  29. Alycia Nichols says

    I hope Cindy enjoys this porch for years and years to come! What a great addition for warm weather living!!!

  30. That is a beautiful porch! I adore that iron swing! Haven't ever seen one like that before….

  31. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    I would love to know where you guys find the beautiful white wicker furniture. Everything I see around here is plastic!! I've got a screened in porch but it doesn't look like Candys or yours 🙂


  32. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Mine came from Pier 1 and it's outdoor wicker except for the coffee table and dining set.
    Candy said she ordered her's from Home Depot online last year. I've seen it in Old Time Pottery and Target in year's past. Outdoor wicker is best for a porch due to temp extremes.

  33. On Crooked Creek says

    Lovely work in progress! The hours of enjoyment at just the right time of year, too! Thank you for inspiring all of us…indoors and out to make lifestyle changes in our homes!

  34. Susan! I adore your tablescape porch style. The rooster, the colors and the chandelier hats..EPIC! I want to come over and get into your massive dish closet. lol!Have a great week! Sunny109

  35. JeanaMichelle says

    From one porch lover to another… kuddos. Love your blog!

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