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This post is sponsored by Pier 1.

Spring has officially sprung, and I couldn’t be happier. Porch sittin’ is one of my favorite pastimes, and having an outdoor entertaining area was on the very top of the list of must-haves when we were looking to purchase a home. I was blessed to get a front porch, a deck and a large screened-in porch.

All three of these outdoor spaces need some love, but the one that was high on my priority list was the screened-in area because enjoying the breeze of a warm night shielded from bugs is always a good thing.
We started with this.

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

The carpet was disgusting and there were webs and bugs everywhere. We hadn’t really used the space since we moved in nearly 2.5 years ago.
To start the transformation, we (and by “we,” I mean “he”) took up the carpet, pressure-washed the area and removed the plywood to reveal the wood underneath that we will eventually stain.

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture`

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

With a blank slate, I was able to venture out to Pier 1 for some outdoor furnishings and accessories to start decorating the space.  First things first: Seating was at the top of my priority list. If you’ve come across my porch cocktails Pinterest board, then you totally get it!

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

This space will continue to be a revolving work in progress as I play with colors and additional Pier 1 accessories. Here is the current state of the outdoor space. I have been out there every night since the temps have been warm. I can hardly believe this transformation.

I’ve incorporated a few of my mother’s items, as I always do in our spaces. A great way to remember her.

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

 

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

This is certainly not the wicker of old. With the look of wicker, the quality on these chairs will make them indestructible. They are easily sprayed down. I just loved the coiling detail on the arms and the updated feel to the wicker design.

I am in love with the color and the softness of the seat cushions that I purchased for the love seat and chair. I wanted something that was a bit of a colorful neutral where I could change out the throw pillows from time to time. These work perfectly and I have managed to curl into a ball comfortably on the loveseat, and I am waiting for a rainy day to lay on it and read a magazine.

The throw pillows bring in the color of Summer, I’ve eyed some other options at Pier1 so don’t be surprised to see the throw pillows changed out as I make the space an extension of the living room with complimentary colors.

I went with this neutral rug to keep my options open for bringing in color with my throw pillows.

This outdoor rug was perfect for the look I was going for. I love the size and the quality, and I had quite a dilemma in the store between going for color or sticking with the neutral color and the neutral won out. It’s classic design and color work for defining the seating area.

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

Pier 1 Outdoor Furniture

In a few weeks, I’ll be throwing a fun party to show off my new outdoor space, and will be adding additional Pier 1 accessories to include lighting and dinnerware!  Can’t wait to share with you.

It’s time to get those outdoor spaces together.  Whether your space is big or small, Pier 1 has what you need! With hundreds of exciting new decorating options, Pier 1 will help you create an awesome outdoor space that you’ll never want to leave. Explore their new 2016 collections here, and remember to share photos of your Pier 1 décor on Instagram with #Pier1Love.

 

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    LaShawn
    March 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I Love it!!! I can’t wait to come over and have a glass of Sangria!

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    Kendra
    March 28, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I’m in the middle of my deck redo and have been checking Pier 1 out most of the time.

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    Kemkem
    March 28, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Your transformation looks awesome. I love Pier One, shopped them for years!!! and interestingly enough, we had the outdoor set in our old house just before we moved. It sold very quickly to a neighbor when we left the States.

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    Charlene
    March 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

    This was great. Love how bright the room became and the color combo was perfect!

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    Joanae King (naetorious.com)
    March 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my Gosh!Talk about an awesome transformation!I love what you’ve done with the place!
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    Eva
    March 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    What a beautiful transformation! I need the spring decorating urge to hit me so that I can have some fun with color too! Great post 🙂
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    Donna Shana
    March 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    you really do have a great eye! You always pull together such simple things and they look amazing, I’m going to need your help when I move.
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    Kurlylicious
    March 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Love! Love! Love! I will be looking for outdoor space in our next home. It’s nonexistent in our current home!
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    Aracely
    March 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Looking good, love the colors! I can’t wait to see more!
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    TiffanI G
    March 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Every time I read your posts, I feel the urge to redecorate. I love your eye for color, abet the easy way you bring a room together.
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    Sonya
    March 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    You did a great job of decorating your screened in porch. I love the look of the curtains that you added.
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    Ayanna
    March 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Awesome job!

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    Stephanie
    March 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful! Love your style Mimi!

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    Lauren
    March 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Super cute!! I’m waiting on my invitation! I’ll bring a bottle. Lol. But I love the space.
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    Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Lady, Looks like you did it!!!! Cute and I love the colors.

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    Dina (Organized Life Works)
    March 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Oh the previous comment was me! lol

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    kita
    March 29, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Love love love love it. So when are drinks served again?
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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    March 29, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Such a warm inviting space Mimi! I love how you always honor your mother. I’m sure her presence is felt in your new outdoor living room. Great job!! I can’t wait to see your dinnerware post. I LOVE DISHES!!!

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    TheReviewChic
    March 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Awesomeness! I absolutely love this makeover. The colors really pop.

  • Reply
    Dana Carmel
    March 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Such a nice space! I absolutely have to have a reading room when we buy a home, and this one looks perfect. I’m a huge fan of Pier 1 as well.

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    Kim
    March 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Great job! I need you here for me lol Seriously, you did such a great job. FYI: Pier 1 and HomeGoods are my two favorite home stores.

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    Cynthia Wright
    March 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Wow, that looks so nice and cozy! I’d love to have an area like that!

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    Mimi Green
    March 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Really nice, I love the mixture of prints and colors. I bet you get a really nice breeze in the evening. Nothing like fresh country air.

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    Valerie Robinson
    March 30, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Fantastic job- total transformation! I love it!
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    Frugal Flirty N Fab
    March 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Looks amazing and I love the pop of color you added!

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    Tia
    March 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Love the transformation! I also like that the pillows can be swapped out to match the different seasons. Your house is coming along beautifully.
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    Jenni
    March 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Such a great space to work with and I love the color choices!
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    Tasheena @Our Delightful Home
    March 31, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Love the space 🙂 Your pictures are gorgeous too

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    regina middleton
    April 4, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    love the bright color

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      Mimi
      April 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Thank you Regina!

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    Anonymous
    April 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Super job! Love what you and he did with the area. I would love an outdoor space like that.

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      Mimi
      April 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thank you!

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    Amela agoc
    April 9, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Awesome

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    Anonymous
    April 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Inspired to go to Pier 1.

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    Anonymous
    April 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    LOVE Pier 1 and their products!

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    trish
    April 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Love Pier One not only for indoors, but have learned to love them for my outside too. We just put in a pergola with covered top on top of beautiful pavers in a design. And I bought pillows from Pier One for my outdoor loveseats and chairs. And also candle holders and lanterns, I love it.

    We also have a 50 5t long patio by 13 ft and have chairs and loveseat from pier one and have to be honest wal-mart also. Bought pillows from pier one again, love the bold color choices and the lanterns, to have a old world charm. I also love to go into pier one, to look for the unusual, I love things you would not see in your friends homes. With pier one I can achieve this.

    And of course from pier one, I bought wine glasses for our pergola and serving dishes to match. Love it, add a rug some hanging plants potted plants and your all set.

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    Dolores Simmons
    April 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Pier One has unusual items to make your space YOURS. Love the way you fixed your screened porch, bet you wish you did that a long time ago! I do a lot of Christmas shopping a Pier One.

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    Anonymous
    April 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I love bright colors, aoom!

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