“Oops, I did it again.” I am not sure what Britney was talkin’ about, but I’m talking about buying something for my back porch. It needed something. I didn’t even know what it needed until I went to the resale shop and found this.
In case you are wondering, “this” is the black trunk. It’s just so perfect, why wasn’t I looking for a big trunk? I know, I know, I just got the wicker basket, at the resale shop, and blogged about it here.
But I still needed something for
putting my feet on serving drinks and food. This trunk has lots of character. It even has a lift out compartment for, I am guessing, your delicates, jewelry, and a section to keep your hat from getting smushed.
Looks like a previous owner decided to touch up the brass detail on the trunk.
It says “S. B. Gomez, Akron, O.” on the side of the trunk.
I know I mentioned earlier here that I had used a glaze on my rockers and was unhappy with the result. This time I went over the rockers with another gray paint, slighter browner and left a lot of the other gray showing through. I am very happy with the look now.
I said that the column needed a Boston fern on top, so I finally was able to go get one.
It’s 50 feel long and 12 feet wide. I wanted to be sure it was big enough to spend all day out here if we wanted to. We don’t live here full-time, so we didn’t build a very large home; it’s only about 1,000 square feet. So I thought that someday we might want to enlarge the house by converting the porch to an indoor space. That meant, we needed the porch to be deep enough to work an a bedroom or dining room some day. But I love the outdoor porches, open to the breezes and the sounds of nature, so the thought of closing it in, doesn’t appeal to me right now. When I am sitting back here, I love being able to look out our back porch and not be able to see another house.
I always wanted a “wrap-around porch” and I know Mr. CH got tired of hearing that term. Ours doesn’t wrap around all the way, but it is big enough to make me happy.
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