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Boho Porch Makeover - Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 1

Hello, and happy spring!! Here in Minnesota, winter has finally retreated and signs of life are popping up all around us. I've been keeping busy tending to seedlings which (fingers crossed!) should go into the ground in about 2 weeks! We've got a lot of plans to level up our gardening game this year, like irrigation, larger arch trellising and trying our luck at growing some melons and other things we've never grown before. While I've been getting super excited about the upcoming gardening season, I've ALSO had my gears turning trying to figure out what the next big house project is going to be.

After finishing my last big project (read about my home office makeover here), home projects have been in a bit of a lull. We've talked about doing some kitchen updates or remodeling our upstairs bathroom, but nothing seemed as timely or fun as giving our front porch a much needed facelift. So I'm super excited that it's time for another One Room Challenge, where I am going to make over our front porch!

A quick primer on the One Room Challenge for those not in the know: the One Room Challenge is a biannual interior design event where designers of all levels dedicate their time and energy to completing a single room over the course of 8 weeks. There are no winners or losers; just a lot of wildly talented people sharing their projects and their passions. Each week, participants link up on the website so we can all catch up and cheer on each other's progress. You can check out all of the participants here.

This will be my second time participating in the One Room Challenge (check out my master bedroom makeover here), and I know it's gonna be another good one! Let me show you what the porch looks like now, and then we'll get into the design plans.

Current Situation

It's probably not the worst porch you've ever seen, but I think we can all agree she needs some help. Similar to my office pre-makeover, the porch is a catch-all space that hasn't been thoughtfully organized or curated. The floor paint is chipping, the furniture doesn't match, and it's just not very inviting. Let me show you how I plan to change all that.

Porch Makeover Design Plans

Can you picture it?! I just love the feminine vibes going on here with the corals and light oranges and how they play so well with the mid tone wood of the sofa frame and the table. The aqua color in the background here is the color I am going to paint the porch floor. It's the base of the entire design, and I think it will flow nicely with living spaces inside.

My goals for the space are:

  1. Make it beautiful and inviting.

  2. Organize everything and incorporate storage to keep odds and ends out of sight.

  3. Create a greenhouse cabinet for growing seedlings.

  4. Create a lounge space and a dining space.

The porch dimensions are 25' x 7'5". It's long and narrow, which will make fitting everything I want in there somewhat tricky, but I think I can pull it off! The biggest projects will be painting the walls and the floor, which I will update you on next week.

Until then, let me know what you think of the design board and if you'd add or change anything!



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