We’ve been chit chatting with our fab builder friend S about trading in our worn out deck for a Southern summer-friendly screened in porch for a couple of months now. And work is FINALLY underway!!!
Here’s the before all decked out for Independence Day…
Here’s the look as of last week – one side of overgrown bushes removed…
…and here we are one day into demolition!!
There was nothing really wrong with the deck (I mean, unless you count the sap that would come up through the boards all summer long and stick to my floors…or the railings and stairs that were no where close to meeting code) but a screened porch will be soooo much more fabulous in our sticky mosquito laden Southern summers.
We’ll be using the foundation of the existing deck and extending it out to where those large, unwieldy and overgrown bushes currently reside. Here are the deets as they currently stand:
- Hip style roof in Owens Corning onyx black shingles to match rest of house
- White 32” railings
- 10” wrapped columns placed 8’ apart to allow for wide screens and open views
- A new deck floor – maybe stained, maybe painted
- Painted bead board ceiling
- Brick fireplace!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
We’ll flip flop the current arrangement so that the sitting area and fireplace are off the kitchen and the dining area is off of the den. There are countless projects on my list to pull the space together and I simply cannot wait to start making progress! I’ve set up a new Pinterest board to keep track of all of my ideas. I mean, what did we do before the Pinterest phenomenon?!?! And here’s a sneak peek of it all laid out together…
Speaking of my new Pinterest board, I’ve entered into the Ballard Designs Pin It to Win It challenge. The contest is open until Friday so there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun. One lucky pinner will walk away with $1,000 to spend at Ballards!
Y’all Cross your fingers that I’ll be sharing the final project at the beginning of June!
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