Monday, July 25, 2011

Porch saga - complete!

We (well really the Mr.) finished painting the porch this weekend! You can read about our inital saga (what took us 21+ hours to do...) here. He made great progress last weekend while I was throwing a baby shower for one of my besties (read about the shower here).

I am so happy with how it turned out, and am so happy it's done :)  Here's the before:

And the finished product:
The Mr. replaced the front and side of the main beam with wood (was ugly aluminum soffit), sanded, primed, and painted it smooth. The colour is a gray with a touch of blue although in this light a lot of the blue comes through. As with most paints it changes depending on the time of day!





Aside from that big accomplishment, we had a great little weekend with an extremely productive Saturday morning, followed by some time at a friend's pool for the evening.  Sunday we had a nice big breakfast, put the finishing touches on the porch, and then went for a bike ride to see some friends and then popped by the Toronto Jazz festival in the beaches. It was a gorgeous day on Sunday (humidity is gone!) and we finished it off with a delicious meal of Maple-Dijon glazed grilled salmon, sauteed kale, corn on the cob and some bread. YUMM. Hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend.

10 comments:

Tess said...

Your porch turned out divine! I am sure you will have many memories and fun nights on it!

modern jane said...

This turned out so great! I'm going with greys too and I can't wait to have it finished!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Love the porch! What part of TO are you in?

Calmly Chaotic said...

The porch looks great! Definitely worth all of your hard work!

emily said...

It looks fabulous!!

lgrecreated said...

Looks great! Love the paint color on the wood...

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Your porch looks great! So much better!

The Vintique Object said...

Lookin' good. I love the hanging baskets you added too. What a pretty place you have.
Camille

amy walters said...

Looks lovely Heather!!! You must be so relieved to has this project "checked off"! Yay ;)

Kerry said...

Catching up on my google reader (haha) Glad you two got this finished! It looks fantastic!! Must feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders! :)

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