|Whooo couldn't love these guys? Made in 1970.|
Obviously, I was thrilled when I saw the bright green AstroTurf of my new porch. Some might cringe, but I decided to embrace it and turn ugly into quirk. The flooring reminds me of my Grandma; I can just imagine her sitting out there back when she was younger, smoking a cigarette and drinking a Tom Collins (sweet, honey, make mine sweet).
To embrace the last of summer and Polynesian influences, I went with a kind of tiki tropical theme, inspired by this post from Oh So Lovely Vintage. The porch was boring to start:
|old tavern chairs from grandma|
|Priscilla the plant |
|The spectral image is my Ikea light. Darn, I am bad at taking photos!|
|Priscilla has such bad posture.|
|Priscilla only drinks fancy water.|
|Who needs Bose? I got my own speaker system (this really works).|
|Ugly Target table from college gets new life!|
|Oh yes, those are Tiki napkins (50% off at Big Lots). My favorite libation, Fresca.|
|Omg. I love this Florida tourist bowl (Salvation Army).|
But what would a fun outdoor space be without good friends to share it with?
|This was entirely posed. These people are not my friends. They are paid union actors.|
|Stop taking pictures, Maggie.|
|This is my ukulele. You should hear me play Lady Gaga on it.|
A fun project! Only took me about an hour and a half to make the whole transition. I have been hanging out there-playing music, reading, drinking Fresca-ever since.
This fall, I am going to transition it to a place to hang with a little space heater, nubby blankets, and pretty autumnal decorations.