Yesterday I promised to show you how you can bring inside decor outside. There are so many blogs showing you how to make your outside living area into an extended part of your home. The big craze seems to be to take drop cloths and turn them into outdoor curtains around your porch. I want to do this. Even if I only do it on one end of my front porch. Drop cloths are perfect for this....the rain won't hurt them and they give an inside homey feel to your outdoor space. That's a long term goal for me. I've looked at the bamboo shades and I know they have them for outdoors, but they are very pricey. I think working with a drop cloth I can get more out of my money and really enjoy full length "curtains" outdoors. Maybe a blog one day soon?
Anyhoo...I've always wanted a lamp outside. They have outdoor lamps that can resist the weather, but they are very expensive. I didn't need one THAT bad...so I've just always had in the back on my mind a lamp on my table on the front porch. Look what I found at Goodwill!
So there you have it. Some items that can be used indoors or outdoors. Also...how to make your outdoor living space a little larger if you are like me and stuck with a small patio. The great thing about some of these items...if they last you a season or two or three...you've had very little cost involved with it.
Now I'm really depressed at the way my patio looks after seeing these pictures again. So much clean up to do after the long, hot and humid summer. Fall is on the way and I'm feeling some mums coming my way very soon.
NOTE: The dates are screwy on my camera because I never set them back then...sowey!
So...it's Labor Day weekend and what do we have planned?
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend while hub is laboring the day away! Heh.
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