June 27, 2012

Front Porch Progress and A Request

Directions: Scrape scrape scrape (pause). Scrape scrape scrape scrape (pause as Hulkish shoulder muscles start to get that burn-y feeling.) - REPEAT MANY TIMES OVER TWO WEEKENDS.
Paint paint paint paint (pause.) Paint paint paint paint (pause.) Stand back in awe while giving Hulkish shoulder muscles a rest. ALSO REPEAT. A LOT.
The fixture is from School House Electric. And no, they didn't give it to me. I paid for it bey-otches! My shoulders, by the way, look really hot from all the overhead scraping, caulking, cutting in, and painting. If there was a shoulder muscle museum? Mine should definitely be in there. We used the same colors as the back porch renovation:
  • Pratt and Lambert exterior oil semigloss paint on the floor in London Fog (color 28-20). 
  • Pratt and Lambert accent exterior acrylic semigloss in Wolf (color 25-20) on the posts and rails. 
  • And Pratt and Lambert Laurel Mist (17-28) in semigloss on the ceiling. 
Pratt and Lambert paint is so thick and creamy I want to lick it like an ice cream cone. A REALLY EFFING EXPENSIVE ice cream cone.

Now what to do about that view.....

12 comments:

  1. Looks great! Time for some strategically placed ferns to block the view.

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  2. It looks amazing! I've done my fair share of scraping and painting ceilings and it is the WORST! But, you timed it perfectly -- there's no better time to have great shoulders than tank top season :)

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  3. Love the color! You definitely need some shades :)

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  4. What about that window film stuff? It will hide the view but let in the light. They have all different designs. I once had a bathroom window that looked onto a SHARED porch so I used this stuff.

    http://www.wayfair.com/Brewster-Home-Fashions-Mosaic-Privacy-Window-Film-98859-BZH1005.html?refid=GPA49-BZH1005&gclid=CK319Kqa77ACFUff4AodQmloxg

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  5. There should be before and after pics of the shoulders!

    (And what's up with you making fun of my wedding hat???!?!?)

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  6. I like the fern idea!

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  7. Love the colors! Love the light fixture too! Now about that view. Maybe to keep up the shoulders you'll have to scrape and paint the view away. I kept thinking of the Karate Kid...wax on, wax off while reading this post!

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  8. What an amazing difference. That light mint green is just divine. And I agree, it makes you think of ice cream, you just want to lick it up! It looks great!

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  9. OOOOh! Library girl! I think you may be onto something. I thought about frosting the glass but was worried about effing it up. This seems like a good solution, except it's not made for outdoor use. Maybe someone makes stuff like this for the outdoors?

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  10. Looks like a ton of work but it turned out super charming. Love the color and light. I dream of a glass encased porch.

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  11. Haha - Well, all your hard work definitely paid off! It looks fantastic (and a tasty color). Hope you can give those shoulders a little break now!

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  12. I'm in looove with that light fixture!

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