Porch shades – Porch tones not only add aesthetic appeal to a living outdoors, but also protect furniture and occupants from exposure to harmful solar rays. Using a little ingenuity and basic tools, an owner can build a porch and durable decorative shadow to add functionality and style to a covered porch or patio.
Buy straw mats inexpensive to become porch shades. Let smooth rugs or paint and decorate to match the decor of the porch. Spray mats with water sealant to deter moisture and add life to the straw mats. Use a staple gun to attach the mats on the roof of the porch inside.
12 Photos Gallery of: Porch Shades Ideas
Porch shades, paint or stain a section of wooden lattice to match the exterior of the residence, and spray the finished product with a wood sealer to protect against moisture damage. Put lattice section along the inner eaves of the porch. Use wood screws to attach the truss, allowing easy removal during the winter. As an alternative, use plastic lattice instead of wood, plastic lattice that requires less maintenance and lasts longer when exposed to weathering. Build a rectangular frame of two pieces of wood 6 feet 1 by 1 inch and two pieces of wood 2 feet 1 by 1 inch.