Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The back porch~

While we've been working on our bathroom, we've also been working on other things such as the back porch.

Kevin painted it the same color as our exterior, Sherwin Williams Jersey Cream. The ceiling is Heavenly Skies from Walmart. The floor will be REPAINTED. I HATE it. It should've been more red like this font color, not ORANGE like this!

In this slide show you will see before and afters, (but not finished). The porch was not always enclosed. The door you see with the lock leads to another little room almost the size of the porch area, with a trap door in the floor that leads to the dungeon basement.

The clapboard siding is what is underneath our ugly steel siding on the entire home. I wish we had the money to pull the steel all off. Oh well, I like it much better since we painted the exterior of the house.

We are not finished of course. Need to repaint the burnt orange floor. I ordered shades from Penney's that are the red I want, so will have floor paint colormatched. Need to add a peice of beadboard under that one window. Finish fixing windows. Hang a new light fixture.

But anyhoo, here it is!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That Jersey Cream is a really pretty color, isn't it? Sorry your floor didn't turn out as you'd hoped; that's disappointing when that happens.
It's looking good though!!

Lettered Cottage said...

What an adorable porch....wish I had one like that!

The Lettered Cottage

Anonymous said...

Don't you hate when paint doesn't come out the way you expect it to?! I love seeing your house's progress. :)

Justine said...

CAn't wait to see it when it's all done. I know you'll make it look spectacular!

Justine :O )

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love the Jersey Cream! I think the floor looks good, but understand your feelings when it isn't exactly what you wanted. Be sure to show us when it is changed.

You both amaze me working on two projects at a time! Good workers!


Life on the Edge said...

Oh I love this! The creamy yellow is beautiful. I actually don't hate the paint color on the floor. I think it's pretty and autumn-y, but you should have it exactly the way that YOU want it! I can't wait to see how you decorate it!


Harbor Hon said...

I agree with Bonnie, it gives it an Autumn look and no one else will have it. It also goes well with the cream. Sorta like pumpkin squash soup. I say keep it. xxoo

Unknown said...

That enclosed porch is awesome. That house seems made for you and and your love for sll things vintage.

Unknown said...

You Guys! Your always working on something! It looks great! Your new/old chair will look very cute out here!


Unknown said...

You Guys! Your always working on something! It looks great! Your new/old chair will look very cute out here!


Christie said...

Hey Nikki! I can hardly wait to see the finished has so much charm...I can envision everything that you have in mind, and it's gonna be beautiful and cozy! Have a great weekend!