Ready for a little break? Grab a cup-a-something, sit back, relax and enjoy what I’m about to share with you.
You remember the tour of Linda’s remodeled kitchen, don’t you? Click HERE in case you missed it. Well today, we’re going to tour her awesome back porch! When you step out of Linda’s sunroom, you are greeted with this.
When Linda and Gene purchased this house the only access to the pool were some steps out of the sliding glass doors. In 1993, Gene along their son Brandon and another family member added a deck spanning the length of the back of the house. The deck was very pretty, but there was no roof to shield you from the sun so it wasn’t a very pleasant place to be during the height of summer. Fast forward to 2007. At long last, the transformation into what you see here began. With Linda as the designer (love her railing design!), Gene did the majority of the work himself. You rock Gene!
Linda found this dining room buffet at a consignment shop and repainted it. It gives her quite a bit of outside storage. I love the rusty, chippy plant stand that gorgeous fern rests in.
Did you notice the sign above the fern? In case you can’t read it, here’s what is says:
\tha’ ‘sau’ th\, noun
The place where… 1)Tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. 2)Summer starts in April. 3) Macaroni & Cheese is a vegetable. 4)Front porches are wide and words are long. 5)Pecan pie is a staple. 6)Y’all is the only proper noun. 7)Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. 8)Everything is Darlin’. 9)Someone’s heart is always being blessed.
This sweet little tea cart says “Bless your heart, you’re all glistenin’…come set a spell and cool off with a glass of tea”. You should know that Southern ladies don’t ever sweat – we glisten or maybe in extreme cases we perspire. But sweat? Never!
Why yes, I’d like to be able to walk out of my bedroom on a hot summer morning to take a nice refreshing dip in this…
Pininda once told me that they first looked at this house in the dead of winter. Much of the interior was covered with dark paneling and the main rooms of the house were small and closed off. Linda and hubby Gene knew what they could turn the house into, but when she went out back and saw that it had an in-ground pool – SOLD!!!!!
As you head toward the pool from the porch you enter this little alcove with a fountain hung on a lattice wall.
This is the porch looking back from the other end of the pool. Don’t you love the railing that they designed and built? You can’t see it in any of these pics, but the porch has a tin roof! Oh how I would love to sit out there and listen to it rain.