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.
The wood arrives (that’s Keith in the red shirt) and the building process begins!
The kids test out the new porch.
The (almost) finished porch.