An Interim Porch

I try to make a little forward progress everyday.

After Christmas the side porch has been a shamble of building materials, snow removal equipment, and other stuff.
After Christmas the side porch has been a shamble of building materials, snow removal equipment, and other stuff.

I decided it was high time I straightened the side porch up a bit.

The outdoor furniture has been waiting all winter to be rescued from the tall grass behind the big dead tree.
The outdoor furniture has been waiting all winter to be rescued from the tall grass behind the big dead tree.

So with the killing of two birds with one stone concept, I walked to the back of the yard, behind the garden, where we had been “storing” (I use that term lightly) our patio and backyard furniture.

The private porch just off the master bedroom is accessed by French doors.
The private porch just off the master bedroom is accessed by French doors.

My ultimate plan is to paint it and move it to the private porch outside our master bedroom.

This furniture has been useful in lots of settings over the past 5 years: patio, Cottage, conservatory.
This furniture has been useful in lots of settings over the past 5 years: patio, Cottage, conservatory.

For now however I’ll keep in handy on the ground floor.

This set is modular and can be reconfigured in many ways.
This set is modular and can be reconfigured in many ways.

It totally fills the side porch.

The view from the porch toward the woodshed -- I see a clean-up project (or two).
The view from the porch toward the woodshed — I see a clean-up project (or two).

It is a nice spot to rest and look out into the yard and up the street on a nice day.

This tiny set would be perfect for a tea-for-two party.
This tiny set would be perfect for a tea-for-two party.

As a last measure I remembered this child-sized bistro set that used to belong to my mother.

This is just a stopping place for this vintage furniture -- next stop, the paint shop.
This is just a stopping place for this vintage furniture — next stop, the paint shop.

Actually all this was hers and she even made the cushions.

What are you sprucing up for spring (if it ever gets here)?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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