We had wanted a table with chairs on the porch, but weren't sure about the space. Instead, we settled on a custom back bar. Using a long piece of 2 in cedar, we installed this using galvanized pipe as corbels. They were a bit pricier than I would have liked, but we love the look. And, of course, it wouldn't be complete without our stools from Cameron's!
When designing the lighting for the porch, we wanted extra lighting for the back bar area. Drawing inspiration from these great lights,
Bonus: it matches the mantel!
We've wanted a covered porch forever and our second-story deck was in questionable shape and almost useless in the evenings when the sun was blaring down. After a lot of thought, we had it stripped down, redone and added a roof, screens and a fireplace. We love it and now use it all the time.