I’m finally back to share with you part #2 of the porch ceiling. After I shared with you part one the weather took a turn for the worse again and the project got put on hold but this week it’s been in the 40’s so work started again. Hubby put the steel up as well as the trim, and it sure makes a difference in its appearance. I even noticed it’s lighter in the house from the reflection. I had the steel color matched to the window casing color; it’s a mushroom tan. It’s also the color of my front door and the storm door. So when I asked everyone’s advice for shutter color I think most of you picked tan because it matches the other features of the house.
Do you remember in my last post saying that all the tools and chaos going on makes me nervous? Well here’s an example with the deck chairs filled with tools. I will be happy when the work is done and I can get things back in order. I know things have to get a bit messy before they get better so I’m putting on my big girl pants and dealing with it.
At 40-degree temps it took forever for the stain to dry and it sure holds up progress waiting. I wanted to bring it into the house to do but hubby didn’t want to deal with the smell. Finally the sun came out and that helped immensely.
Our next project is to replace 3 logs in my office that have rotted. Luckily they are on the ground level and will be easy to get at. Once that’s done we are going to pressure wash the house, rechink, and restain. Oh and I forgot to mention we are also pouring all the concrete. My we have a busy summer of work to get done, but once it’s finished the house will be ready to sell in a moments notice.
Here’s a peek at the fabric I’m using on the porch this year. I couldn’t find pillows in the colors I wanted so I ended up making my own. The next time I share the porch I will have it decorated for the summer (as long as we snow is actually over).
PORCH CEILING PART #1