Before & After: Bonnie’s Screen Porch Brought to Life


Today’s post is a little different than most of my Before & Afters, but I thought it was good timing with the much anticipated arrival of spring. We’re going to visit a lovely screen porch, and while a space like this offers a great place to entertain when the weather is still cool, it wouldn’t be much of a crowd pleaser if it’s left as a desolate stretch of screen and cement. I think Bonnie did a really nice job with her transformation and it definitely got me thinking about my own porch!

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And as you can see, she really brightened things up! The cheery, candy colored accents are exhilarating and I like that she went with natural tones for the rug and furniture. I think the chair cushions, pillows and lanterns really pull it all together. The fire pit does make me a little nervous being in such a confined area so close to the house, and as a firefighter I feel like I had to at least mention that, but I do still love what she did with the space! Lots of fun and very comfy. So…do you have any ideas for your own porch this spring? –erin

If you have a great garden related makeover project that you would like to share with Studio ‘g’ readers please send us pictures and tell us about it.

Images by Bonnie Forkner.


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  1. [email protected] Trekker on March 29, 2013 at 12:18 am

    You really changed the nature and character of the space. I love the transformation.

  2. Rebekah on April 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Love those colors!

  3. Lulubug on May 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful and inviting! But don’t use that fire pit there.

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