We are finally at the stage where we can see progress on the porch! Yippee! Woo Hoo!
The ceiling has been painted a shade of pale sky blue.
The shutters have been scraped and will be repainted.
I am loving this blue ceiling. There is a reason for choosing blue. There was a time that porch ceilings were painted blue. Wasps were supposed to think it was the sky, and would not build a nest on the porch. True or not, I don't know, but I loved the idea of a blue ceiling!
There is also the story of "haint blue". Painting the porch ceiling and a room in an old house was done to prevent "haints" from inhabiting a house. Haint blue is a darker blue than the color we chose.
Now with all that work being done to the front porch, I couldn't just put the same old furniture back on the porch. The furniture needed freshening up and little something extra added. Here is a hint below.