Sunday, April 19, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday, My Lanai

Metamorphosis Monday hosted by: Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Take a jog over to Susan's to view more spectacular transformations

Below are the pictures of my transformed lanai

The metal sides were left over from our gazebo in Pa. The wind ripped the canopy but we loved the detail in the metal and couldn't get rid of the side pieces. I actually would use the side pieces when I would set up design shows. I would set it up like a room in a home.

We used PVC pipe that I spray painted dark green and we screwed it into the top of the side pieces. It gave it support and it also gave me a rod to hang my drapery panels.

I have the lanai set up as three separate areas. To the left is my Zen meditation room. I have a bench that I got at Goodwill, a fountain and my iron fireplace.

The middle room is my lounge area, this is right off my kitchen.

To the right is my alfresco dining room, this is right off of the great room.

A closer look at the dining area. We eat almost all of our meals out here.

This is my favorite spot for relaxing.

You can see a glimpse of my plaster cast fireplace.

This is a metal candelabra that I arranged glass candle holders and a fern on top.

The table was a trash pick

This is a great spot for all of my corks.

I love this sculpture of a girl dancing in the water.

This is another view of the Zen area. Next to the plant are two wrought iron trees that have votive holders on their limbs. I have white lights in the plant.

The palm trees lamps look really cool at night. It's bright enough that we can read.

I hope you enjoyed my tour of the place that I go to relax.



Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is outstanding!
It's enchanting and so beautiful.
I love it so much...~WOW~!

Your new blog design looks gorgeous as well.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Cynthia said...

This is just a wonderful post! I really love this whole area what a neat idea to make 3 different rooms and each one so very grand. I would love to be sitting out there in the evening and enjoying the beautiful lights! cindy

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

This is beautiful..I want to come visit!! I am always fighting my boyfriend and the dogs over the back patio....I can never keep it's a 24/7 job!!

Warm Hugs,


Lovely, just lovely. It looks so relaxing. Thank you for sharing.

Kammy said...

How inviting ! and so warm ! So neat to add more room to your home
to the outside or is it kinda inside ? Anyway, looks great !
Hugs ~ Kammy

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Kathleen! I love it!!

I just love an outdoor room. I think the drapes are what make it feel really special and luxurious. I really love your chair/ottoman - I want something similar in my bedroom. And I love what you did with the corks - I have been saving corks for a little while and haven't yet decided how to use them.

We have the same firepot thingie with the tall stack. :)

Thanks for unveiling your new space - it's wonderful!!!

Smilingsal said...

I like your idea of making the curtain rod.

I'm surprised to see a dracena growing in PA. How long have you had it?

Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake said...

I love it! I'm coming for a visit...I'll bring the wine...we can add the cork to you table. lol
Thanks for sharing,

linda said...

Wow! What a great place to entertain or to just sit back and relax. You've done an amazing job... it's beautiful!

Tricia Anne said...

What a beautiful lanai!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

ann said...

you don't have a lanai,you have found paradise.this is enchanting and a haven.oh---how i would LOVE to have this.i took pics of yours,but only to show my hubby.PERHAPS,haha...he can do at least the pipe thing??????????and i can put drapes up?but no top...
we'll see.
i know you don't know me,but last year my hubby started building me a back porch.
well....i have a floor.and a ramp thingy on the sides.the floor slants and no top.
he and my sil are going to finish it....WHEN???????????
OH WELL,i can always come look at yours,huh?...ann

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Kathleen:

Love your metamorphosis! I am sure it is extra glamorous at night! Hope to see you at The Katillac Shack soon! Lemonade awaits...and creativity!
Rhoda sent me over....:)

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, what a lovely place to relax! You have created such a wonderful retreat in your backyard.