Monday, July 19, 2010

Painted Porches -

This was a very eventful weekend- these photos document 3 projects that Matt completed- I assisted. It's been almost a year since we have lived here. With the changing of weather and the significant snow we had our porches have been through a lot this last year. This meant a new fresh coat of paint. Our back porch appears to be cheap plywood- but it will do for now.
A little wear and tear showing.
I knew Matt would be painting the front porch. I had a spray paint project and did my best not to get it on the porch; but I didn't have enough newspaper to cover the spray I guess....Matt had told me not to worry since he planned to paint the porch; but I really did try not to make a mess.
So the project begins....
Love it!!!!
Making progress!

Waiting for the pain to dry- note the porch swing preventing access to the stairs to the porch. This was our version of caution tape :)
I think it's dry! It looks awesome!
So the back and front porch are painted and drying....so why not re-paint the stairs to the basement. While Matt was painting the porches he asked me to go get paint for the stairs. I had a few ideas of what color I might like, and it is not the brown that was there. The brown isn't a bad color, just a little on the not my favorite color of brown list.
I love this shot of Matt's feet! I helped with some trim work and then helped by handing Matt the needed utensils- roller, paper towel, brush, paint, etc :)
It was a little awkward painting up the stairs, but we got it done without any accidents or falls!
And then we had freshly painted stairs! Ironically it isn't the same color as the outside porches; but it is similar! The new color on the stairs really brightens the stairway hallway and the sunlight from a basement window dances around the hallway instead of being absorbed by the brown stairs.
Finished products!

We looked online for outdoor rugs, but they were super expensive and wasn't sure if I even would like them in real life! We went to the mall Sunday afternoon to pick up a few things after church and decided to see if we maybe Sears had rugs. They did and they weren't super expensive either!

So we are hopeful that the rugs will add a little protection to our newly painted porches.
Our al fresco dining area that we love so much!
And our entry!


Here's to an eventful home maintenance weekend- but a little less expensive than some of the previous tasks!

1 comment:

Devion said...

Looks great, guys! Wish I could see it in person! :)