Sew Much More

May 15, 2007

Porch is almost done!

Filed under: house projects — by michellew @ 8:48 pm

While I didn’t create it with my own two hands, all of my creativity time lately has been working towards making our back porch a nice place to be.  Bob and I pulled off the old aluminum siding, scraped, bleached, primed and painted the walls to prepare for our deck to be built.  Bob also made the ceiling look nicer by adding some lattice strips and painting that as well.  Then we hired Keith Riley and Daniel to do the major work of building the deck.  They did an awesome job.  I especially love the storage benches they built for us.  Our neighbor is going to help Bob screen the porch in.  So in the end we’ll have a screened in deck/porch.  We’ve got more painting to do now that the walls have been repaired in some spots, but for the most part, its looking and feeling quite comfy back there.  Bob has especially worked hard on it painting many many evenings and weekends to get it ready.  I’m so thankful for all of the hard work he’s put in on top of everything else he does for us.   We’re hoping to paint the trim and doors a cool green color (of course, I love green!).  We also have two ceiling fans to hang, some porch lights to install, and I’d like to hang some patio string lights too.  But for now we’re ready to bring on the spring and summer gatherings! 

So here are some pictures of the progress and when its really done I’ll have to post more pics of that as well. 

Before:

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The wood arrives (that’s Keith in the red shirt) and the building process begins!

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The kids test out the new porch.

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The (almost) finished porch.

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10 Comments »

  1. so gorgeous! Enjoy these last few pleasant spring weeks!

    Comment by katiek — May 15, 2007 @ 11:17 pm |Reply

  2. Wow, Michelle, the porch looks great!

    Comment by Alison — May 16, 2007 @ 8:53 am |Reply

  3. the porch looks amazing! i hope that you really enjoy it! thanks again for helping with the kids earlier this week. they had a great time at your house.

    Comment by amber — May 16, 2007 @ 9:29 am |Reply

  4. The storage benches totally rock — what a great idea! Enjoy your beautiful porch this spring/summer. Lovely.

    Comment by RT — May 16, 2007 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  5. Can’t wait to sit out on the porch & sip iced tea and enjoy your hard work!! It looks FANTASTIC!!!

    Comment by Mom Thomas — May 16, 2007 @ 3:37 pm |Reply

  6. I loved seeing the pictures. Now as I look back at more of the details I wonder how the screen is going to attach with the open bottom of the railings. Guess they have that all worked out ; – ) Can’t wait to come in person and see the handiwork. Too bad Dad couldn’t have been a part in this one for the memory factor.

    Comment by Mom — May 17, 2007 @ 11:54 am |Reply

  7. Mom, the screen is attached independent of the rails. It has “rails” of its own. They will be on the outside of th rails of course but not touching the rails.

    Comment by michellew — May 17, 2007 @ 12:42 pm |Reply

  8. You must have some pretty awesome builders, that deck looks mighty fine!

    Comment by Linda — May 21, 2007 @ 6:10 pm |Reply

  9. Your house and porch are looking great and I can’t believe how big your kiddos are! They are so cute:)

    Comment by Gypsy — May 22, 2007 @ 4:46 am |Reply

  10. Looks great guys! We want to enjoy it when we visit the first of November.

    Comment by andyp — August 14, 2007 @ 1:58 am |Reply


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