Sunday, July 12, 2015

Back Porch Redo

Back in June of 2011 I did a post about our screened-in back porch. It has basically been the same since we added it on to the house in 1997.

We liked it, except for that tile which has driven me crazy since day one. We chose unglazed tile because it looked so good in the store, but in reality it was not a good choice for a floor exposed to the elements. It stained easily and every year we had to strip and retreat it. Arrrr... I was done!

So we chose a pretty ceramic tile in a mottled cream. Rick did the install.(We thought about having it done, but do you know how hard it is to get a good installer? I've got one right here:) Anyway, after he put it in we just had to continue with a redecoration. And this is how it turned out:

After A LOT of painting we love how it turned out! It is brighter and cleaner looking. I still have those old cushions,but I plan on replacing those next year when there are more choices in the stores. Though I might look online to get something more to my liking.

In other news, my hubby is recuperating from skin cancer surgery. The surgeon took out an extra big chunk to get it all, so it's more than a little painful. But I think he is feeling better because he is getting restless and ready to get back to work. Good news, I'd say!


Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

The yellow really looks nice with the green wicker! I'm kind of partial to yellow and gives such a homey feel to the room. Sorry to hear about your hubs skin cancer surgery. I hope he is out of pain soon! Outdoor cushions are so expensive and not a big variety to choose from either. I usually just recover mine!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So sorry about the skin cancer = hope your husband is doing well.
I really like all the changes you made to porch. Have you thought of recovering them your self? The fabrics are terrible, never can get what you want. That Sunbrella fabric is wonderful and really holds up. I recovered mine as the were about $30.00 a piece - too expensive. Wait until Joanne's has a 40 or 50% coupon that way it won't be expensive.
Have a great week,

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your porch turned out wonderful, Cindy! I love the wicker furniture and the tiles really make such a difference! I would love to have this space - all screened in with no mosquitoes. Lots of pretty details. Your pool looks very inviting, too! xo

Kathleen Grace said...

I will be praying for a full recovery for your husband!
The porch looks beautiful, so much lighter and brighter. I love the yellow walls and the cream tile :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So sorry to hear about your husband's skin cancer. I hope he heals quickly! What a beautiful re do! It looks so comfy and cozy!

My Country Kitchen said...

I love the color you chose. It is so inviting! Hope your husband heals quickly!

gretchenjoanna said...

Your back porch looks like the most wonderful place to be right now. I love all the colors and light.