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Porch Tour: DIY Before and After 3 Season Porch - My Little Oasis

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Since the first year I owned this home I have always wanted to revamp the 3 season porch and create a little oasis. Now just a measly 3 years later I finally had the resources and vision to make it happen! Here's a little tour of some before and afters of the process. This is definitely my favorite place in the house right now!

So here's a quick peek of that awful contractor tan and plywood floors that I lived with for so long! If you notice, even the ceiling was painted tan. I don't know who in their right mind would do that!

Once I figured out that a contrasting light floor would really look awesome out here I went on a search for a high quality vinyl that would be waterproof and have good texture. I landed on this Lifeproof Vinyl Flooring in the color Ocala. It was fairly affordable and VERY easy to install actually. I don't think it took more than 3 hours with two people! Send me a message if you want to learn more about the supplies I grabbed to make the job easy :)

Here's the infamous ladder install... I used a stud finder, I measured... I contemplated life and still... 3 times I missed the stud in the varying locations! You can see I still need to go back and touch up the paint! I literally had sheet-rock dust all over my body and face from trying to do this by myself. I decided to use open hooks on the top of the rope because I them first like a fishing line (making a loop, wrapping around twice and then feeding the tail through the wrapped rope) Then I was able to start by hanging and adjusting through the closed loops that were drilled into the ladder. I adjusted those levels and knots until perfectly level! The hooks and rope were rated super high for weight bearing. Be sure to check they are big enough if you attempt this!

Adding the string lights through the ladder makes for some pretty awesome lighting over the table. I can't wait to host my first summer dinner party out here!

Here are a few more shots of the space so you can see the full room in it's glory :)

These amazing planter hangers and plants were all purchased at Gardner's Supply here in Vermont. I love that they have cool texture and add some fun to the variety of plants.

I wanted to keep it simple on the table since there is so much going on in the air. The tray and candle both from Target! And who doesn't love an air plant! I hope I can keep this baby alive.

I wasn't quite sure what to do with this back wall and then I came across this mirror (also from Target). I think it adds a super fun element over this mini bar. And of course... more plants! Oh... and the top of this Crate & Barrel bar cart was an oak color. I last minute decided to paint it white and I think it fits the space much better.

That's it! Comment below and tell me what you think! Have a question about how I got through any of this project? Shoot me an email or find me on Instagram! Sarah

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