Our porch is FINALLY (I can't emphasize the word finally enough!) getting worked on. Our contractor had some personal issues recently that put our project on hold for way too long. Now he's finally at it again. Good thing, because It was really gettin' old climbing a ladder to go into the house! I'm sorry to say that this is the last picture I have of the porch before it's very recent improvements but you can see the ladder and get the idea.
And here it is in it's current state. Not quite done, but a definite improvement.
The stairs are temporary but they'll be the same size. They're almost done with the decorative bits and then we still need railings and paint. I still haven't decided on the exterior paint. The exterior paint at the front of the house is not as fresh as I'd like so I'll probably do a light cream.
The porch ceiling will be a classic light blue shade. I always wondered why porch ceilings in older houses were always blue until I read Carrie's post about it. Some very interesting theories on the matter. We're just going to go ahead and stick with the tradition. Once the painting is done we'll have to figure out furniture. We have a small set that we've had for a while which might have to suffice for now...what with budget constraints and all. Here's some inspiration pictures for what I hope the porch will look like someday.
I love the idea of outdoor curtains. Not sure the hubs would agree though.
The porch swing might be a little too big for our back porch, but our front porch (which we'll tackle in another 20 yrs) is ripe for one.
This is a dream porch. Not going to work on ours, but just gorgeous!
This porch looks so cheery. Makes me want a cold glass of lemonade and tea sandwiches.
I'm so looking forward to actually hanging out on the porch, especially since summer is just around the corner. Lately it feels like it's already arrived though!