Two Story Cottage

Chairs for the Porch

Dear Friends,

finally bit the bullet and bought chairs for the porch.  The chalkboard coffee table prompted me to finish off the space and I didn’t really want to wait for end of summer clearance.  Pier One had a sale right around Memorial Day that sealed the deal. I needed small scale chairs and in the words of Goldilocks, these were “just right. ”



I debated on the color for a good ten minutes until my family lost patience, and I finally just had to go with my gut.

I was tempted by the crazy colorful choices that they have this year.  Yellow and purple, oh my.  However, I wasn’t really looking for the chairs to stand out in this scenario so I went for the island look instead.


I’m indecisive so I was also waffling on which chairs to get.  I’m so glad I got one smaller stacking chair to go with the larger one.   I like having the variety but it suits the space.  Also, that chair can easily be moved outdoors or wherever which is a plus.

Yes, those mirrors are what used to be in the kitchen.  They sun hit them in the morning and the reflection drove me crazy so I finally moved them.


I chose blue cushions because I have nineteen different colors of blue on the porch.  Why not one more?  Any of the lighter cushions felt like they would stand out.   Or get insanely dirty.


And for the rarely seen side of the porch.  The table, chairs , and cushions are now eleven years old but I couldn’t be happier with them.  They are Pottery Barn and cost a bundle at the time but I’d invest again knowing that I’m still using the cushions after a decade.

I’m as pleased as can be now that I have a fully functioning porch.  I still plan on centering the rug a little more but I’m not going to even mess with moving it until after we hose it off again. I also need to tackle the dirty settee cushions.  I’m a little more driven to clean now that we actually use the space.

I love escaping out there when the kids are having rest time in the afternoon.   I know we are going to spend a lot of time in this room!  It really feels like an extension of the house.




  1. i like the chairs but the one looks big have you tried to put them the other way? if you went with any other color for both the chairs or the cushions it would not look right .

    • Thanks, Ang! I did mess with them when we first got them but if you reverse the chairs the bigger one blocks the door to the outside. Also, I had to squish the bigger chair in to get it in the picture but in reality it is a little further out.

      I’m glad you think I went with the right color! I was waffling big-time in the store. 🙂

  2. What an inviting space! I’d love for you to share at my {Work it Wednesday} linky party!


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