Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Three Decorating Ideas For Back Porch TVs. Yet Another Reason To Love The Ozarks!

Back Porch TV Decorating Idea #1This option has larger TVs and a smaller fridge. The big console TV is a nice touch in this idea. It provides space for small decorative touches. Some think the fridge needs to be on top the console TV for ease in obtaining cold beverages. The homeowner has chosen to go with the smaller TV on top of the larger TV, providing the opportunity to watch wrestling and NASCAR at the same time and eliminates the need for a TV stand. In a nice Ozarkian touch, both the console TV and the beer fridge are elevated off the concrete slab with concrete blocks, thus avoiding the unsightly wet particle board flaky mess. The rain coat over the top TV is used on rainy days and nights when the roof leaks. (The storm window is there so it will be easy to find next winter when the homeowner takes down the screens and puts up the storm windows, usually the first week in December.)

Back Porch TV Decorating Idea #2This option has smaller TVs, a larger fridge, built in storage and the ever so nice styrofoam cup dispenser. Nothing says outdoor fun like cold beer drinken out of a styrofoam cup. Even Cook's beer tastes good out of a styrofoam cup. The shower curtain on top of the TV is held down by objects day art, like a naked lady with wings and no hands, but she's got a space for a candle in her back. The shower curtain serves the same purpose as the rain coat in idea #1.

Back Porch TV Decorating Idea #3This idea, which only has one TV, incorporates back porch shrubbery and functionality into the design. Note the obsolete but still working rotary dial telephone on the industrial designed stainless steel cart. The operational bar-be-que grill also adds utility to the design. The beer fridge had been relegated to the basement in this plan, a feature pleasing to some of the residents of the residence. Thus the origin of the phrase, "There's beer in the fridge in the basement, if you want some". Barely seen in this photo is the black plastic trash bag used to put over the TV in case of rain. While some may use shower curtains or rain coats to protect the TVs from inclement weather, this homeowner, who is eco-friendly, uses recycled black plastic trash bags, after he washes them.

Some have asked, "Why have two TVs?"


Though not shown in the accompanying pictures, all of the back porch TVs treatments shown also incorporate picnic tables and comfortable chairs from which to view the TVs. Contrary to a popular myth, couches are not deemed appropriate to use in back porch TVs designs. Couches are, however, entirely appropriate for front porch TV usage, city ordinances notwithstanding.

Do you have a Back Porch TV decorating idea? Send photos of your Back Porch TV to us at the email address featured in our profile. We will feature them in a later posting.

Perhaps we'll even have a Back Porch TV Tour someday!


Jason said...

Why have a TV on the back porch?

Anonymous said...

That you even felt the need to ask the question shows us that you will never understand why a person would want to have a TV on the back porch.

Anonymous said...

If you have to ask you'll never know.

Jackie Melton said...

I find number 2 the most aesthetically pleasing, on the other hand, using a console TV for a TV stand (such as in picture 1) has always been one of my favorite uses for a console TV. It's so hard to choose decorating styles, ain't it???

I would suggest a colorful vinyl, flock backed, table cloth for the TV rain cover.

Anonymous said...

That was FUNNY!!! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

Jason said...

Well, I see a back porch as a place to get away from things like TV. :) If it works for you more power to ya.

Busplunge said...

HEY! Jason! Where else can you watch NASCAR, eat salted in the shell peanuts and drink the cold beverage of your choice without worrying about spilling anything on the rug?

Why, the back porch, of course!

Anonymous said...

You know you are a redneck if your new tv is sitting on top of your old tv (on the back porch)

Anonymous said...

Don't be a hater Sara, That's our high style picture ON picture. It is so much clearer than that old picture IN picture nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Dang, that's high class! Yew must be rich, with tee-vee's on the porch!

arootdigger2 said...

I would say the wife escaped to the porch to watch her chick flicks, so she can cry or whatever in privacy and sneak a little chips while watching. Cause in the house the children watching something and hubby watching nascar somewhere..........Or kids are watching something offensive to mon and regulated to back porch....

If she has rented an apartment out in the house then she can't be sitting on that couch in the front porch, cause that's where the college kids are hanging out with their grills and coolers etc.

In some towns its a " thing" the couch on the porch. Which I don't get at all. It's got to smell musty.

Any way, you forgot the wire antenna, cause not always a cable hook up in the back porch. Now need the special product for the old tv.

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