Friday, June 25, 2010

Old exterior

When we pulled off the aluminum siding on the (new) inside of the porch we found the original wood siding.

It was painted a gray color. Its blue-ish, not battleship-y. But not too surprising, we also found this color is also on the trim in the house, under all the white paint.
The back of the plank says G.A. Thayer.  Just an interesting find from the exterior of our house.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Porch Progress

We are on the home stretch, albeit at a turtle's pace.

The ceiling has been painted haint-blue, specifically Sherwin-Williams Atmospheric.The fan and the lights are in. We went with a tropical-looking fan and 2 sets of track lighting (yes Dad, it is all rated for outdoor use).

The deck has been sanded and a coat of stain was applied. The stain we chose was Benjamin Moore Bison Brown. 2 of the doors are on, there are 3 total. I imagine we'll need to do another coat of paint on the doors, so we left the painters tape on for a few more days.

The outdoor light as also been installed.

Once we finish the floor, its just the screens and then time to shop for wicker furniture!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Point

We are at The Point in the project. The Point where I feel like it will never be done and even though the porch looks mostly completed, I worry that the mountain of small tasks will turn into a Sisyphean effort and we'll be here next year still making a list of things to get done.

I was at The Point during our kitchen remodel when I catwalked across the kitchen praying I didn't fall through the rotten subfloor boards when my foot went clean through a board and I almost pitched 6-month-pregnant-belly-first into the basement.

Then Jeff sent me this picture today, and I realized we are almost past The Point, and life will seem happy again and we relax on our new screened porch while the kids play outside.

This is a photo of one of the screens installed.

We're almost to the end. And not a moment too soon!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Final Lighting

I finally decided to shop the "old-fashioned" way, and I went into a lighting store to see what they had. I found the winner!

This is going to be the outside light hanging above the door between the grilling porch and the screened porch. Now that we've gotten that, we can figure out what kind of lighting we need on the inside.


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