Screened Porch Progress
So, with the exception of a few details, our screened porch is complete.
At least as far as construction goes.
I still have lots of work and fun ahead of me to pull it together.
I have wanted a screened porch forever, and I feel so very fortunate that we were able to do this.
I think, based on this picture...
Both of my girls have been reading in here non-stop.
Does it get any better than that?
The first step was to get this fabulous vintage porch furniture into usable shape.
I found these treasures at a local shop.¬† At first I thought they just had the sofa and I was excited with how large it was.¬† Then he pointed out the chairs and tables and I knew it was perfect.
At first glance, it looks fine, and I really loved the orange color.¬† However, upon closer inspection, this is what it looked like.
So, first, I power washed it all and then I broke out my handy dandy Dremmel Multimax and got to work.
I tried a different approach this time.¬† I turned it upside down first, did two coats for all of the underside, then after drying, turned it back over and did the top side.¬† That way, the only thing that was touching the ground after painting was the bottom of the feet.¬† Maybe that is the way you have all always done it, but I just figured that one out!
Here is a peak of the very beginning of getting some stuff out there...
And yes, my daughter was still reading while I took pictures.¬† I saw no need to move her.
Next up, using the wood we purchased on Saturday at an old saw mill to make a large table.
I will be sharing at some of the parties on my "Parties I Attend" tab, so please stop by!
Hope all is well with all of you and you are enjoying your summer.¬† I seem to be posting in spurts and then quiet for a bit, just going with the ebb and flow of the summer I guess.
Thanks for reading!