Screened Porch | The Reveal

So, I hesitated to call this The Reveal #dundunduuuuuun simply because I’m not completely done with the space. But when are we ever reeeeally done with a space, right? Plus, ‘The Reveal for Now’ or ‘The Kinda Reveal’ wouldn’t exactly motivate you check it out!

But there’s no question the Screened Porch (is it screen porch or screened porch??) has come a long way, and is a place we can use and enjoy. Well, until August…then everybody in Texas heads indoors! 😉

Just as a reminder…here’s the blank space we started with (see more of it, plus the design plans here)

Other than replacing the windows across the back (see that here), all we’ve done to the porch is decorate with string lights, and outdoor furniture and accessories. I plan to paint the ceiling too, but that will have to wait for cooler days!

The window on the right was broken when we bought the house…and since it’s within 18-inches of the door, we had to replace it with tempered glass. Hello, but have you priced tempered glass windows?!?! #$$$ 
We decided if we had to pay that much for a single window, we’d rather have a solid glass pane…which meant replacing all four on the wall (the non-tempered are about a third the price). It’s shocking what a difference it made though, especially since they look out to the backyard and pool. 
Of course now it’s snowballed, and I want to replace all the windows across the back of the house with solid glass panes. #babysteps

It’s a small space, but packs a lot of function…with space for entertaining, relaxing, and storing all the outdoor necessities. 

The funny thing is, Mr. SP originally wanted to rip out the screened porch to create more space in the backyard, but it was totally a selling point for me when we found the house. Now it’s one of our favorite spots…especially during big thunderstorms! And where you’ll find me most Saturday mornings with my coffee and laptop.

Now, what color should I paint that ceiling???

*Happy (belated) birthday to my funny & talented auntie Reese…one of my biggest cheerleaders, and person whose design style has impacted me most! xoxoxo*

See more of our outdoor spaces here:

{Shop the Porch}

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  1. Karen wrote:

    The ceiling should be light blue, of course, like the sky! I know it's cliche, but I've always loved that look. The space is beautiful.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  2. Looks beautiful Cassie! My pupper sits the same way with his front arms crossed, so regal looking 🙂

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  3. Looks like an awesome spot for coffee and thunderstorm watching. I say paint the ceiling haint blue. In the coastal south, people paint their ceilings haint blue to represent water and prevent haints (evil spirits) from crossing your threshold.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  4. What a beautiful space! I love it:)

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  5. Dana wrote:

    Oh, I love love love it!!! I adore the variety of pillows and patterns. So fun!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  6. Christina wrote:

    Love how happy it is! And the ceiling should be blue! We painted ours blue and I love seeing the unexpected color from inside!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  7. What they said! Love it! laura

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  8. A. Bragg wrote:

    I really, really like the porch! It is the epitome of summer fun. I especially love the pic of Maggie with her crossed legs. LOVE. I would paint the ceiling a light, light blue. That way you feel like you are outside, but aren't.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    How very lovely! Growing up, we said, "screened-in porch" which became "screened porch" but now I do hear "screen porch" though it doesn't sound right to me. But language does change over time. It used to be "creamed cheese" which became "cream cheese." However you say it, a screened in porch is a wonderful thing! Your dog is cute. Our Rosie sits with her paws crossed, too.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Woohoo! Just got this potting table on sale 50% off plus I had a 30% off coupon!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
    • Holla!!! I've had that bench for years and LOVE it! xo

      Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  11. Kristen wrote:

    Looks great! So nice to have places to relax and enjoy the nice weather! I've been working on our outdoor space and plan to copy your DIY bar cart. 🙂

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  12. Susan wrote:

    Your porch looks beautiful. I would suggest Haint Blue.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful porch. They make little bottle top catchers you could mount under your bottle opener to catch the tops. I plan to do a little art project with all of the bottle tops we have collected.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
    • What a clever product idea…thanks for the tip, I'll check that out! Bc goodness knows I've stepped on my share of bottle caps!!!! :/

      Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  14. I was just dreaming up what to do with our patio and I'd say paint the ceiling pink!! It's your signature color and it'll pair with your rug and completely unexpected. The blue ceiling would be nice but it's overdone sometimes.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  15. The finished porch is fantastic!! Love your furniture choices!!

    xo Anna Lynn with Waiting On Martha

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  16. So gorgeous! I'd paint the ceiling in a fun pop of color, like pink or green. The teal on the elephant hanger could also be really fun!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  17. Amy wrote:

    haint blue! only option i can think of for a porch!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  18. Mary wrote:

    A pale sky blue would make the ceiling appear higher and is a calming color….

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  19. Erin wrote:

    Nice makeover. Is there any way to see more pulled back shots?? It seems like it's all close ups. I can't really get a feel for the space.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
    • I tried, but the space is so thin, the only way I could get more in is if I stood in the backyard…but then the screen was in the way!! I'll try a wider angle next time, hopefully after I paint the ceiling. xo

      Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  20. Natalie wrote:

    It looks great! I just bought that WM potting bench about a month ago and use it as a buffet/bar cart on my patio. It was fun seeing you used it that way, as well. Love the pop of pink you used:)

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  21. Tots adorbs as per your usual style. Love a screened porch. And, yes, it is screened, as in screened in. 🙂

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  22. Andrea wrote:

    Looks great! I wish I could mix color like you do. Especially love the purple TCU hat…are you a Horned Frog? (I am!) 🙂

    Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  23. Navy blue for the ceiling and then get some glow in the dark paint and put stars/constellations on it.

    Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  24. Beth wrote:

    Is that big potted tree a fiddle leaf tree? Mind sharing your source? I've been looking for something just like this! 🙂

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
    • Same – need a fiddle leaf tree, just cant figure out where to buy one!

      Posted 6.27.16 Reply
    • Yes…it's a fiddle leaf fig….I found it at Calloways, a local nursery. I've seen them at Home Depot and Ikea on occasion, too!

      Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  25. Claire Riendeau wrote:

    Benjamin Moore- Palladium Blue for the ceiling

    Posted 7.5.16 Reply
  26. Your porch is so devine. I loved your porch thoroughy. Rug, chairs, fiddle leaf, decor piece everything is complementing each other. You are incredibly awesome with beautfying outdoor space.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  27. giving me so much inspiration for ours!! xxs

    Posted 7.9.16 Reply