Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Deck to Screened Porch

Well, if you do not know, my husband is a workaholic. He never stops with the projects and work around our home. When we moved into our home in 2000, he quickly got busy and built a deck on the back. We have enjoyed it, of course. But, he has been encouraging me to let him put a roof over it. I fought the idea for long time because I kind of like the deck. The sun shines directly on the deck in the morning so it does get very hot but he kept on encouraging me to let him do it and when he finally said he would make it a screened porch, I decided it would be nice.
He has been working on it ever since.

First he put on the roof, then the side supports, painting, screening and the new screen door we got at a special price. All in all it had not cost too much as Briggs is good at collecting building material here and there and had some of the supplies.

I debated as to whether I would decorate it in a "beachy" theme or a "rusic mountain porch" look. I opted for the rustic look because we already have a side porch that is white with a 1950's theme. I have 3 antique wicker chairs that my cousin from Michigan gave me this year and I plan to paint them a green instead of the usual white. I think I will be looking for rustic little decorations to add to the decor. I am painting the wood deck floor brown and we have already stained the rest of the porch a cedar brown.

It is almost done except for some finishing touches so I will post pictures of the final product when we are through. For now I am posting pictures I have taken during the building process.
Briggs has done an excellent job and I am thankful that he is so willing to take the time to work so hard to improve our home.


Julie said...

What a great screened in porch. It is going to be so nice when it is complete. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Mary said...

So what's the update on the screen porch now? You know how most men are with projects for the house, yet for reason, this one's unique. This is a great hang-out place for the family especially for tea time and simple gatherings.

Mary Martin