You might remember back in September I started replacing some rotted wood on my screened porch, only to find the whole porch needs replacing. I only had time to replace one side of the porch before winter and you may remember this is the last picture I showed you on the porch status.
This is the kind of rot I found when I took the porch apart.
Well, this is where I am to date, with the outside finished on this side, all except for the screens which I still have to make.
It's so nice to have gotten this far before winter. My goal this week is to get the screens made before the wisteria leaves fall and all end up blowing inside the porch.
My favorite thing is when I walk up to the screen door and see my newly hung coat rack that I posted about earlier, hanging by the back door of the house.
It makes me sad that it's getting cold and I won't be able to sit out here and enjoy the fruit of my labor much longer.
Or enjoy a meal at my lovely wrought iron table.
I so hate to pack it all away until next spring, but they are calling for some snow this week, so I'll need to move fast.
How do you like the new outside light fixture? It went from this . . .
At least I can look out my kitchen window and enjoy the view of a newly painted porch side during the winter and long for warm spring days to come.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.