I guess this is “porch week” at 11 Magnolia Lane. Amy showed you her screened porch on Wednesday, and I’m showing you our back porch today.
Many of you know that we moved from Nashville, TN, to Savannah, GA this summer. In fact, our household goods were delivered exactly sixteen days ago. I have to say that I’m impressed with all that we’ve accomplished in that time, although there’s certainly more to do.
I started out with a small covered porch and a concrete patio. Figuring that the bugs are pretty thick here in the lowcountry (they are!), I decided to use the same Ikea Lill panels that I used on my Nashville screened porch (see that HERE) to DIY a screened porch.
Here’s what I started out with:
And after I added four packages of Lill panels (that’s eight panels total, they come in packs of 2 for $5), here’s what I wound up with:
I used a staple gun to put them up. The ones in our Nashville house were up for over a year and never got dirty or moldy. Hopefully the same will be true down here.
I love the way they hang in “pleats” at the top; it’s a very airy look. I used two panels on each side and four on the front. Then, I used 3M command hooks on the pillars and tied the panels back with a bit of jute twine. They haven’t come loose, and we’ve had several big storms since I hung them up.
The panels on the sides are tied with twine and just hang loose.
When we eat dinner on the porch, I just untie the panels and let them hang loose, and we are in our very own “screened” porch!
I added the grapevine lights around the top for fun. I got them at World Market and hung them up with the tiny clear 3M hooks (I swear this isn’t an ad for Command hooks–I just love them!).
Here’s a picture of the hooks I’m talking about:
Buy them here:
Here are a few more pictures:
I have one last thing to do back here. I need to hang my old iron planter on the side of the house and put some flowers in it. I found it at a yard sale when we lived in Virginia Beach. Isn’t it pretty?
I’ll show you my front porch next (Update: see that post here)!Pin It