I was looking on Craigslist minding my own business, when I found an antique iron bed for $60. Okay, so maybe I didn’t NEED a new-to-me antique iron bed, but this one was really cute and believe it or not, I had a place for it — on my back porch.
Some of you are saying, “Isn’t that the same daybed you have always had back there? Well, no.
If you look closely, you’ll see this one is different.
So what did I do with the one that used to be here? I moved it down to the creek. (Pictures to follow.) I even made more more bedding from drop cloths. (I’ll share that too.) That was the project that broke my sewing machine earlier this year.
But back to my porch.
This is just my most favorite place to be, except Paris.
Here is one of my new drop-cloth pillows, sweet and simple. I covered some old pillows I wasn’t using. And the drop cloths were
Here’s the “pie safe” I bought for our wildflower party. It adds some much needed storage on the porch.
These are some metal bar stools I bought at World Market for about $35 each. They were on clearance, works for me. I cook out here a lot with my electric skillet on this stainless steel table from Ikea.
It’s fun to be outside, the cooking doesn’t heat up the house, and since I don’t have an exhaust fan (my daughter calls it an “exhaustion fan) this is an ideal place to cook, so long as it isn’t too hot or cold.
Can you see the hay bales in the distance?
Here you can see down the porch from the other direction.
I love sitting on the bed out here and reading magazines –
while maybe eating one of these.
The mosquito net keeps the pests away.
As the sun sets, it is so beautiful out here. I really wish you could join me in person, but this will have to do for now.
Yuor porch is very nice!!! Kiss from Italy….Have a happy weekend JERRY
Marina Pérez says
Amazing, cozy, cute, perfect to relax
Michele Smith says
WOW, wow! Anita your porch gorgeous and so cozy. I love everything about it. Loving the touch of industrial too! Those cupcakes look scrumptious. Can’t wait to see the other daybed down by the creek.
Have a happy weekend!
Your porch is amazing. It is so warm and inviting. I love all the touches. There is so many nice and relaxing elements out there. I love it!!
Very nice! And yes, pass the cupcakes, too, please.
Claudine from CondensedLoveHome says
Oh, My God, Anita!!!!
I loved your porch!!!
I want my porch to look like that!!!
Actually I don’t have a porch… lol!
I have a deck that is uncovered, BUT below the deck
there IS a SPACE I could transform in something like it!
I think I’d rather sit on your porch than go to Paris. I might be in the minority but I have never wanted to go. Or maybe it’s just because you tempted me with chocolate.
I LOVE it! And I love the netting you put around it. I shared my bathroom remodel today… isn’t it fun to show what you do in your home. Thanks for sharing.
Your porch is so amazing…..it looks like it is such a warm and comfy place to hang out! Your new bed is just perfect in that spot too…love it!
Anita that bed is glorious! I would never leave your porch. Thanx for the cupcakes.
Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor says
It really is inviting….and the cupcakes too!! Can’t wait to see what you did with the other bed!!
What a beautiful bed Anita!And what a lovely quiet place to sit,read and relax!
You have a lovely porch.
Dayle @ A Collection of This and That says
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
Your porch looks like the perfect place to unwind. Love the iron bed!
Anita, your new addition is pretty awesome. I’d love to spend time out on that porch. What a life! 😉
gosh that looks like a dream 🙂 *sigh* would love to relax in that space with you! It’s beautiful 🙂
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
This is lovely! Sign me up for a nap! Your bedding is gorgeous and tea cart is amazing too!
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Sigh… are you taking reservations? I can see me there… relaxing, all the cares melting away as I stare out at the hay bales….
Thanks for sharing.
Ann@A Sentimental Life says
What a great buy for the bed. I paid $25 for a iron headboard 2 years ago..still have not decided what to do with it yet!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table says
Your new/old iron bed is wonderful! Love your whole back porch, including the view.
Vintage Prairie Style says
$60!!!! you made the right choice!!! it looks amazing! your porch looks so inviting, perfect for afternoon napping!
❀ JoAnne says
I was looking at your blog, minding my own business when I saw your amazing porch and just had to comment! : ). It really does look wonderful, Anita. And yes, I would love a cupcake!
Oh Anita the new daybed is lovely and the ironwork on the sides looks beautiful. I would love to be sitting and enjoying a cupcake with on that beautiful back porch. Paris is lovely, but your porch is just as inviting.
PURA VIDA says
YOU have GOT to be kidding me??? this is amazing!
What a lucky girl you are, I can’t believe the low price for such a great bed. I think you should send it my way. LOL Can’t wait to get a better look at the slipcovers for it:)
Debra @ Common Ground says
such a gorgeous setting, now I just want to see the old bed down by the creek!! and the cupcakes look so yummy, Anita. Enjoy your weekend!
Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life says
I’m so jealous, so wish that was my home. It’s perfect.
❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says
I love the lines of your new bed even though we couldn’t see it clearly because of the netting but I totally undestand the need for it. We have pesky pests up here in OK, too 🙂
A lovely place to spend some time on your porch…we had a beautiful sunset, much like yours, last week and it was almost enough to take your breath away.
Keeping it Cozy says
Your porch is GORGEOUS! Love the iron bed… what a great find. Everything is just perfect…
Deanne Langford says
Looks like a wonderful relaxing spot!