This weekend marked the completion of the porch makeover project!! As you can see in the (BEFORE) photo above, the screened in porch is off the side of the house, behind the carport. The hubs and I used it a TON last Spring/Summer and even into the Fall when the weather was nice. It's a great patio but we couldn't help but feel that is felt unfinished. It was just a bit dark and dingy and looked unfinished. The ceiling had exposed beams and you could see the plywood roof which was dirty as seen in the photo below...
The hubs and I talked about painting the porch and re-screening it because some screen was stretched out, old and needed some help. PLUS, during Snopacolypse 2010 a branch from a tree fell and sliced right through the screen. Nice. Now we knew this porch makeover project was pushed to the top of our "to do" list.
We opted to tackle the demo of the old screen ourselves to save some money. 1 makeshift tool belt (for hubs), 1 hammer, 3 pairs of pliers, 9,345,201 staples later = sore hands and fingers. Check out all those staples...I wasn't kidding!
But thanks to several family members helping with the demo and one great handyman and MANY trips to Home Depot, we have a new porch!
Here is another picture of the back of the finished porch...
Now the porch seems to blend in with the house rather than stand out. We couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. Just hope our resident squirrels stay off of the new screen! Next up is some landscaping around the porch. Yes, it's never ending!