The porch is getting a much needed painting! The work has begun of scraping and cleaning to prepare the porch.
This needed doing. I have looked at the porch for the past 3 years and thought about how much it needed doing. Then I would say to myself, "it's too hot for that right now" or "it's too cold for that right now" or wet or dry or I am too busy. You get the picture. There was also the idea that if I painted the floor, then the railings would need it and you certainly can't do that without painting the ceiling and the shutters too! This is also a 2 story house. Enough said?
The work began 4 weeks ago. I was excited! The porch would look so good for the fourth of July! Rain however prevents work from progressing. The Border Grass looks good though.
The gentleman doing the work has scraped and cleaned as he could. Did I mention rain?
I am not complaining, really, well sorta, maybe, kinda, okay, just a little bit, but not too much. We don't want it to go away and stay away. I remember what happened last year with our water!
The colors have been chosen and the painter has looked carefully at our door and the vintage hardware. The ceiling will be blue, not a Haint Blue, but a lovely shade of pale sky blue. We debated on the exact color of blue and finally settled on one that I love. More on that later.
Looking at my furniture and thinking about the way my porch will look, I realize that it needs a makeover too! My shabby, rusty furniture looked great with my desperately needs painting porch.
The porch furniture will get a fresh coat of paint. I am playing around with the idea of a theme. The former owner of this house, "Miss" Birdie loved daffodils and I am thinking of giving her a nod with a bench that will have daffodils painted on it and perhaps a verse from a nursery rhyme. There is the idea for a sign floating around in my head too. Just hoping that I have as much energy as I have ideas!