So what do you think about sleeping porches? I think they rock. I mean who doesn't love a cozy mattress and grandma's quilt....a soft summer breeze, a crickets sweet tune lulling you to sleep, and a good book...the one you have been meaning to pick up and actually read for months.....
We slowly edge our way back in again in late March, as the days are becoming longer, and the hope of spring and new life fills the air.
The kids love it year round, reading books, hanging out with friends... enjoying a peaceful place after a busy day at school....although the winter does seem to bring a vast array of topsy turvy boots, gloves, hats, and a sled or two to the mix. But they don't seem to mind.
We kept the cost down by purchasing at places like PB Teen and Marshall's. We hung our own framed photos of the seashore. A quick pencil signature to the mats added a professional touch.
Couches: PB Teen
Sisal Rug: Overstock
Sea Turtle Pillow: Wabisabi Green (won on Carons Beach House Blog)
Tan striped and Green/Blue Striped Pillows: Crate and Barrel
Lime Pillows: Pier 1
Welcome to the Porch Pillow: Olde Tyme Marketplace on Etsy
Frames: Marshalls and AC Moore
and see the little striped pillow that says REACH? Carol at Art and Sand gave it away earlier this year. It was at a perfect time. I had just had surgery, and needed something to motivate me! REACH is my motivational word for the year. Visit Carol at Art and Sand for lots of great decorating ideas and DIY projects.