Let’s start off with the beginning. Here is the porch… pre-Karen, we will say.
Well this isn’t technically pre-Karen, because there is a new window and porch lights, but this is the closet I have to the beginning.
|Don’t you love the dog bed on the railing, the 30 of Busch Light by the door and the scrap A/C off to the right. ; )|
|Notice the Busch Light has made it closer to making it into the house, it is now on the step. ; )|
And here we are now with siding and new closet door.
- Outdoor Lighting
- New Exterior Doors
- Framing and Soffit
And now for some small finishing touches…
What inspired these finishing touches was a free table I acquired at work. It was a foul day, the internet was down and I ended up cleaning the office all afternoon and I came upon this little golden nugget.
It’s solid, simple and perfect and I automatically seen potential for this guy…
I sanded it down to rough it up a little to apply a couple polyurethane coats to protect it from the outdoor elements.
I chose this product for the protection it provided from all different elements.
However, after reading the fine print of the directions…(look towards the middle of the picture.) “Apply only when surface and air temperatures are 50-90 degrees during application and drying time.”
My quick and easy project came to a screaching halt! : (
It officially has been 19 days of heat and diminishing patience, waiting to paint my golden nugget of a table. Fast forward those 19 days…AND…
I’ve gotten the table painted!
I used a neat trick I came across on pinterest, which worked wonderfully to use while painting and keeping the rim of the can clean and un-sticky.
I used a bristle brush in same direction strokes as the wood grain, for a smooth coating. A foam brush would have soaked up too much product and could have potentially disintegrated and left foam in the paint.
- Purchasing 2-spiral trees to flank each side of the porch door, or one, just for the left side
- Outdoor pillows for the rocking chair
- Painting the doors either a red or green
- Finding a seasonal wreath to hang on either door
- Bust out the existing concrete on the porch and replace with a new stained and stamped concrete patio. Something with a pattern like this…
- Upgrade entry-door to something like this…