As I mentioned I had another round of mediation on Wednesday....my brain has been wrapped around all the things still up in the air with my divorce agreement.  

Lord.....give me the strength to get through this s#*t.....those were my thoughts all day.

But....here I am still alive and kicking....pushing through the fire:)

But wait.....that is not why I didn't post.  I had a small install on Tuesday morning at the crack of 9:00.  OK.....smirk if you want because 9:00 is not that early Sherry.

Well I can't load up my car any more at night because of the break in [I don't have a garage] so everything had to be done in the AM.  I have a very needy dog that if not walked will cuss me out.  So blah blah blah....but it was also raining so it was like the trifecta!

Anyway I do have some pictures of the porch so there's that!

This was a renovation that I have been working on all spring and summer!  The iron doors separating the family room and the covered porch fold all the way back so it almost becomes one room!

I started with the main furniture which was from Lee Industries outdoor collection.  One sofa and 4 swivel chairs.

This Woodbridge fliptop table will come in handy for outdoor dinners....it opens up to a full table and can be just moved out......

I had ordered this Pottery Barn coffee table a while back and stumbled across this small rug at HomeGoods a few days before the install.  It added so much coziness to the space!

The pillows and throws also came from Pottery barn.

I forgot to bring my steamer but I think these wrinkles with fall out naturally!

You can see a smaller porch which is the cooking area right off the kitchen....

While the slipcovers on the sofa and chairs is outdoor fabric the pillows and throws are not.  It would take a pretty windy rain to reach the middle of this porch.  The rug is outdoor though.....

This little nugget is very happy with the results....

A busy family of 3 boys and a dog.....everything had to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear!

The family room furniture is on the way and I can't wait for that install.

So it's Friday.  Raise your hand if that makes you happy?  I am going to workout this morning....take the queen for a walk and try to organize my life.....with the latter probably taking more than a day for sure.....:)



Laura | Everyday Edits said...

Gorgeous! Love the black iron doors. laura
hang in there!

Teresa P said...

Stunning! Could you share where the large outdoor herringbone rug came from? I feel in love when I saw it and need to replace my outdoor rug on our screen porch. Have a great weekend!

barbara said...

Sherry- I saw a meme the other day
"I asked God, why are You taking me through troubled water?"
He replied "Because your enemy can't swim"

That porch is the place to be this fall! Love the doors!

Anonymous said...

What a great space! I would also love to know about the outdoor rug. It's great looking.

Christine Larsen said...

You're so talented! The porch is such a warm and cozy space now.

Anonymous said...

I loved Barbara’s comment. One day perhaps you will think of what you’re going through now is a GOOD thing!

Karen said...

This room is beautiful and I love the fact that it is "outdoor" furniture and fabric. You'd never know that is the patio and not the living room. Great job!
Boy, that was a trifecta---rain, insistent doggie, and packing up for the install.

Anonymous said...

"May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary". Also, can't recommend enough the help from Vikki Stark and "Runaway Husbands" book and blog. Her retreat, via zoom, was the best thing I have done for myself this year!

Cynthia Blaylock said...

What a lovely room! We are going to be building a home next year with a large deck, partially covered/partially open. Hope you don't mind if I steal some of your ideas. I am amazed you are able to produce such great design in the middle of what you're going through! Hang in there!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Wow! Now THAT is a porch. I wasn't expecting anything so fabulous--but it's you so I should have. This year has been a total Sh*tshow for me too and I'm not even dealing with a divorce. Good luck and love on Cami.

Gail Storti said...

This porch is outstanding! There’s not one thing I don’t like or would change, it’s all fabulous! They’re so lucky to have you as the designer extraordinaire doing their home. Glad you made it through a grueling day, at the end of the day you did yourself proud!

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