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!