13 October 2013

The Porch's Work and Party Table

Thank you to Isabelle at
Le Chateau Des Fleurs Monday Link Party!
She was so kind to feature my before and after rebuilt porch.
She always has great give-aways!


You can also see a wonderful summary of the before porch and what we did to remodel a porch at Cozy Canadian Cottage who was so kind to feature my sleeping porch.


Last Installment of the Sleeping Porch

Before






Today I'm  showing you the remaining zone of the sleeping porch: the desk or worktable for the sleeping porch that can also function as a party table.

The fun of this porch is that
we can pull this table into the middle of the other half of the room and easily seat six, and people still can move about without tripping.  We have already hosted a spaghetti dinner.



I wanted a nice size table on the porch for working, projects, folding laundry, and parties. I have lots of chairs, because my former home was larger, so I didn't want to purchase new chairs or reupholster, because mine are fine. The table is a vintage/second hand store find that I found gray, but I ended up painting.

The large armoire that I painted a few weeks ago, and the chairs I already had dictated the neutral color scheme of this room: gray and white. It's hard to see, but there are grays in both types of chairs' upholstery.  When there is a party, I can pull chairs from the rest of the house, because they coordinate with this room.

There is enough space on the sleeping porch to have a party table with six chairs in the middle of one side of the room and still walk around, but for everyday use we keep only a chair or two, and push the against the table against the couch to make a large desk for two.


I unified the gray pieces with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.





In the corner there is an inexpensive daybed from IKEA.  The chandeliers, chalkboard, console, and table are finds from  vintage or second hand stores, and it all cost less than four hundred dollars.




Sleeping Porch





Below, we had a little tea party,
but since there were only a few people we didn't pull out the table.

Tea Party


Here is the Toy Poodle's spot... A comfy, cushion from our outdoor furniture that is not in use due to the state of the backyard.



Keep in mind that except for fixing the main wall, and the wall the bed is on, and putting in doors, a lot of the difference in this room is due to paint.  We painted walls, ceilings, floors, and pieces of furniture that came from unrelated rooms in our former home
and even here.
It took six months to do the work.






29 comments:

  1. This room is so pretty! I'm inspired by all that you've done. I have a dining table that looks a lot like yours, that I'd really love to paint. The gray and white color scheme is very soothing,

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    1. Thank's Dawn. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint. It's really easy. You don't have to sand before painting. It will only take one paint can. Two coats. It has a really nice finish compared to latex paint, which I have used before. It was worth the 35 dollars. I have some of my own tips if you need them, but I am sure a vendor would give you the scoop. The color was French linen.

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  2. I love this space. You did a fabulous job.

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  3. Your sleeping porch is wonderful. I think our entire family would be in that room all of the time.

    You did a beautiful job styling it.

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    1. Thank you, Art and Sand. That's true. We are all enjoying this room. It is so convenient to have the coffee and radio near the laundry with a spot to sit.

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  4. That sleeping porch is so beautiful. I love everything you have done out there. So sweet.
    Kris

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  5. that's a great room to have. love the table and the tall cabinet. love that little dog too! having a room that large would sure help when all the kids and grandkids visit all together.

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    1. Thank you, Rivercrest Cottage. The table was an inexpensive find at a vintage/ second hand store. Someone had already painted the table gray, but I repainted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The chalk board and the white console were also inexpensive finds. Believe it or not the chalkboard was less than 60 dollars! I couldn't get it quick enough.

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  6. Thank you, Rivercrest Cottage. It's a great space. I have lots of sisters and we get the kids together. EA is short for Ethan Allen. I painted it. It took me awhile to decide , because it was beautiful wood, but the heaviness overwhelmed this small house. I left it all unpainted on the inside. So I have the best of both worlds.

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  7. I love how airy and bright the space feels! So pretty and delicate. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linsey. Paint does wonders and it kept the costs down.

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  8. Your sleeping porch is just beautiful!
    How lovely to see the feature showing all your beautiful porch.

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. At times it felt like we would never get done, because we started last March!

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  9. What a wonderful table and the pooch is adorable!

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  10. What a wonderful place to have to sit and work at. Your porch is beautiful and I'm sure it gets lots of use.

    Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. We can use the porch seven or eight months of the year, and when it is in use it makes the house a third larger.

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  11. Oh exactly what I was hoping for, more photos of this fabulous spot. Absolutely lovely Sue!!

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  12. I'm drooling. lol Your home looks so classic but homey at the same time and love the little dog. You are doing a fantastic job!!

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  13. great job in bringing the furnitures you had together. Paint is amazing. And the sleeping porch is fantastic

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. You are right. Paint can save one a fortune!

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  14. Even the pooddle has soft colour that blends in the serene room's atmosphere.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. That is Francis and he is the sweetest, easiest dog ever. He is six. He is also friendly with all the kitties when he goes out and plays.

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  15. I love the technique you use in painting your furniture. Every piece looks amazing. What a cute little tea party and your toy poodle is adorable!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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