Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sister Saves Sister From Change Up

Do you remember when I found that iron day bed and decided to use it as an inspiration for
 a change up on my whole screened porch ?

My New Screened Porch Decor

 You also might recall that the change up left me with a room full of wicker furniture.
Death knell for the wicker.
Sister to the rescue.
One of my three sweet sisters describes herself as being in my home decor food chain.
She had just enclosed her back porch and said she'd love to use my wicker there.
Whew!  How timely was that?

My husband and I loaded up the large van before she could change her mind
and drove it over.  We arrived  at her house with quite a load.
We were filled to capacity.

My Filled to the Gills Truck Arriving at My Sister's Home

We had an empty room to work with. 
She painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Davenport Tan and one wall Shelbourne Buff. 
The floors look amazing.  Her handy husband installed them.

We placed the sofa and painted table on the far wall.  The floor lamp is vintage.
The clock completes the vignette.

You know I love to mix fabric patterns.  There was no exception when I sewed the pillows and cushions for the wicker.  The main fabric was the P. Kaufmann monkey fabric.  To the mix I added the houndstooth, the paisley, and the pillows with leaves.

To see more of my mix and match fabric choices, go here, and here.

I was lucky enough to find more of the houndstooth fabric and sewed some draperies for the sliding glass door.  This is looking in from the hallway that adjoins her kitchen.

The side wall with the huge window has a wicker rocker, a wicker chair, and a large wicker sofa table.  They're all vintage.  The carpet is stenciled jute in just the right color tones.  I covered a long bench with coordinating paisley fabric.  It can be seating, or if she adds a tray, a coffee table.

This is another view of the mix and match fabrics, the rocking chair and pillow with buttons, the birdcage, the bench, and the fabulous sofa table.

We even have monkeys on the lamps.

On the wall opposite the sofa is a lounging area with a chaise.

My sister said that the chaise and the glass-topped nesting garden tables with the attached lamp is her favorite spot to relax with a cup of coffee and a book.

My sister and her family are really enjoying the new room. They call it the Monkey Room.

What do you think?


If you missed my original screened porch post click here.
To see view two go here and for view three here.


  1. It looks fabulous.

    I want to live there. :)

    AWESOME job.

  2. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the materials you chose! The whole room is PERFECT! Just add some BANANA TREES and it's complete,hehe! Have to feed those monkeys.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Have a fun week,

  3. it all looks like it was meant to be there from the get go! i want to be your lil sis! ;)

  4. Wow, I want to be your sister!

  5. Wow, I wish I was in someone's decor food chain! That's so great that you could share. And your daybed is simple mah-velous!

  6. You're such a good sister! Mine would maybe say the same if I could actually part with anything! ;) Now you both have beautiful peaceful areas to relax! Love it!

  7. I'm loving the monkey room and your screened porch--both turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing!