Log Home’s Summer Porch

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comFinally I’m back to show you what I decided to do on the front porch. Remember I was pondering over what fabric to recover everything with? Well, I really hate having to make new slips every year just to have the sun fade them so here’s what I did.

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comI used drop cloths for all the wicker funtiture. Love using them, you can wash them over and over, bleach them and they never fade from the sun. It’s a perfect fabric choice for me. The only piece I recovered in a color was the swing (which makes into a full size bed by the way).

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comI purchased 2 shower curtains, the material kind not the plastic kind, in two different colors and made an easy slip. I pulled two of the colors from the pillows when picking the shower curtains, one for the front and one for the back so now the cushion is reversible. I’ve done this before and the shower curtains don’t seem to fade either, maybe it’s the polyester in them that holds it’s color better. 

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comI already had the drop clothes so it took only one trip to town for shower curtains. I spent 1 hour sewing everything, I think that was pretty good and I got a whole new look. 

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comI took the pictures, just the way our porch always looks, even the big ugly grill on the porch. But I love food on the grill so it will have to stay. It has a charcoal side and a propane side, I’ve never used the propane side I like how things taste so much better cooked with charcoal, and I don’t notice it taking any longer. 

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comNext on our list of things to do is enclose the ceiling on both porches. I already know what we will be using, so stay tuned for that……

Summer Log Home Turquoise Porch | CreativeCainCabin.comThanks for dropping by the cabin today and have a wonderful Sunday.

Where to Find

Dragon Fly Pillow – Walmart

Bird Pillow – Lowes

Striped Pillow – Lowes

Large Serving Platter – Walmart

Swing – Walmart

Wicker Furniture – KMart

Enamel Ware Pitcher – Home Goods

Grill – Walmart

Lamp – TJMaxx

Shower Curtains – Dollar General

Humming Bird Feeder – Walmart

Ferns – Home Depot


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  1. The porch looks very inviting Dawn, the pillows add the colour to tie it all together. I’m sure your family will enjoy many happy times on the porch.

    1. Linda I spend lots of time on the porch reading and blogging. I hope to have a chance to porch sit here once the garden is in.

    1. Windi, large yardage of material for little cost. More bang for the buck that way:)

  2. Morning, Dawndie! Oh, your porch just looks wonderful. Now clever little you using the drop cloths as your slip covers. They look great! Your porch is so large and I can imagine a lot of fun times happening out there! You did a great job of getting her dressed up for summer.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    1. Hi Shelia thanks so much for dropping in. I bet your place is getting summer ready now too. We are in for a cold spell again this week but I think summer is on it’s way.

  3. The drop cloth was a great idea, Dawn. It is so versatile. Love the splashes of color. I foresee lots of great times this summer on that porch. xo Laura

    1. Laura, now that the porch is done I can sit and enjoy it some. We have nice temps right now to so that’s a plus.

  4. I love the colors you used, blue and green, I’m always drawn to them but never do anything about it! Your porch is beautiful and you do it all so well!
    Have a great Sunday!

    1. Rondell, I never thought I could use those colors in the cabin but I decided to do what I liked not what matched so much.

  5. Your porch looks lovely! I love your ideas for coverings. Drop clothes! Would have never thought of it! My friend does use drop clothes for making curtain though—love your Swing too! I wonder if Walmart still has the swings. I like charcoal cooking too. Enjoy your remodeled porch.

    1. Angie, I use drop cloths for a lot of projects, it’s a big amount of material for little cost. Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping in.

  6. Everything looks wonderful.

    I am grappling with the issue of my cushion covers fading and still haven’t come up with the best solution for us.

    Do you get mosquitos during the summer? I seem to remember that being an issue when we were visiting friends at their home, situated right on a lake, in Minnesota.

    1. Carol, the mosquitos depends on the rainfall. We haven’t had hardly any the last two years, but some years they are so thick they could carry you away. So far nothing yet this year.

  7. Good Sunday Morning Dawn. Ok you did a fabulous job on your porch cushions. The porch looks so cozy and inviting. One day you may come out there and see me napping on that swing. Just sayin!!!! Have a great Sunday.

    1. Kris, wouldn’t that be so fun for you to stop by, and yes you can nap out there all you want 🙂

  8. So pretty and inviting! I like that you use items from chain stores. Easier on the budget and accessible! Very creative!

    1. Tamara, Im surprised how well the Kmart furniture has held up. I have had it for about 4 years and it’s in the same condition as the day I purchased it. It’s from their Better Homes and Garden line.

  9. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I think I could spend hours sitting on your porch and reading or just observing the surrounding nature Dawn..I also prefer cooking on a charcoal grill..you can’t get that great flavor from gas..

    1. Nancy, thanks for stopping in. I wish I had more time to just sit on the porch. I need to take advantage of it before the mosquitos start coming out.

    1. Shirley, I think drop cloths are my go to when I need a lot of material for cheap 🙂

  10. Kathleen G says:

    I just read the comments Dawn and I agree with everyone in how you fixed up your porch. Of course, the BBQ should be shown and what I like about your blog is that anyone can take away your ideas in a affordable way. Love it! Kathleen in Az

    1. Kathleen, Yes I don’t have fancy things that’s for sure. I tend to buy what I like no what’s in style 🙂

  11. Loretto S James says:

    Just found you!! Actually new to exploring these fun sites. I love that you describe how you do things, what materials you use, and where you purchase them. Makes it sound sooo easy for someone like me (Someone who loves looking at pictures, but hasn’t the confidence to try)! I’ll definitely be back! Thanks.

    1. Loretto, thank you so much I can’t wait to have you back, drop by the cabin anytime 🙂

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