Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back Porch Paintin'

Soooo, we have been diligently painting our back porch, a project long overdue (like most of our projects!). I did most of the scraping and painting but Husband #1 helped a fair bit when he was home and the kids even did a little bit. However, keeping them from helping was the bigger challenge. Just too worried about slopped paint everywhere.

scraping paint off the door to the garage
painting the porch steps while detached

I think the project is mostly done now. We just have to paint the porch floor. I think we will go with some kind of light khaki/sand type color. I scraped the big chunks of paint off before we started painting. Husband #1 took off the steps and replaced some rotten floor board sections. This also led to replacing some rotten floor joists and installing some additional lag screws for support. Much sturdier now.

The pictures in white are the "before" pics and the brown are the "after" pics but, by golly, I would have hoped you could tell that on your own!!
Notice the missing ends of some of the floor boards...just rotted out!

We even did the back door and window to the garage. Everything looks so much better. At least the temperature was lovely this past week or two that I have been working on this project. Only problem has been that every time I paint it starts to rain before it is all dry!

Well, it is done now and off to another one of the many projects on our list. I think the kids are finally to an age where I can get some stuff done while they are around and don't need my constant supervision. Problem with that is I don't have that as an excuse anymore!


holly said...

It looks great! Fantastic job! I've moved some stuff into our 100+ year home here in WI this last week - now that it is ours I'm noticing a whole lot of outdoor painting projects that need to be done! I'll have projects for years and years to come!

Me said...

It looks really good. I think a khaki/sand color on the floor boards will also be nice. We finally got to our painting project this weekend (the front hall). This weekend we are hopefully going to do the ceiling, trim, and touch-ups in the boys room. The "almost, but not quite" finished paint projects are starting to bug me.

MadMonkMcElroys said...

It looks fabulous! Truly transformed! Isn't it great to see how much that hard work can pay off.