Monday, October 4, 2010

Believe It Or Not...

This is our back porch.  I know!  It looks like something out of an abandoned home.


For quite some time, I have been meaning to get to this area.  Time just was not on my side.


Since money is tight, we dug deep in our basement and found what we needed.


First, I had to sand off any loose left over paint.  Afterwards came a washing with mild soap to get off any dirt and mildew.  Next, I applied left over Behr Premium Plus paint with primer for the exterior, that we had used on our shed (check out that makeover...whoa!).

Ox modeling his new back porch.

Because we have dogs who LOVE mud, we did not want to paint the floor of the porch too light a color.  Also, the porch would of shown wear right away with regular paint.  We choose to use left over floor paint that we used in our tool room. The paint works on porches and cement.

Yes that is mud already on the stairs.

We are madly in love with it!  A brand new outdoor rug from Ikea ($7.99 folks!) ties it all together.  As Clint said, it looks like we rebuilt the porch! 

10 comments:

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

What a transformation! With just a little paint and some TLC it does look like a new porch.

Well done!

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks great now! Good job :)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Looking good!

Kristi W @ life at the chateau whitman said...

When I saw the first pic, I was going to say "Just throw a coat of paint on it!" But then I saw that you did that, so good job! It looks a thousand times better. :)

Mrs. Chic said...

Looks a hundred times better!! Like brand new! I bow down to the power of paint, lol :)

I like the color your went with, is more grey or beige? Smart thinking on going darker.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Hooray for cheap renovations!!

elizabeth said...

great job!!! Isn't it amazing what a new coat of paint can do !!! Think I need to run to IKEA and get one of those outdoor rugs - great price!

Meg said...

Kudos again!!! You are just on fire!!

Amanda said...

Great job! It looks new. I love a good "make do with what you have and make it look awesome" project.

Jackie said...

Well done. I know you feel a great sense of accomplishment.