Welcome to the 330th Metamorphosis Monday!
Have a deck that you rarely use? Maybe it gets the “way-too-hot” west sun like mine did. Or, perhaps when you head outside, blood-thirsty mosquitoes move in and do their best to turn you into their personal buffet.
This past March Cindy decided to replace her deck (shown below) with a fabulous screened-in porch.
Cindy said, “Our porch was completed in March of this year. We waited a very long time for it, and are thrilled with the end result.”
Cindy added, “I hope by sharing these pictures, other readers will get ideas of things they want and don’t want, just as I did when I looked at pictures others shared.”
Cindy’s porch looks as if it’s always been there, doesn’t it? Let’s go inside and check it out!
Cindy raised the ceiling going with a gable roof. It really makes her porch feel that much bigger.
Cindy went with Azek decking in a slate gray color for her porch floor.
Cindy said, “The hanging swing bed is 69”x 29” in size. It started out as an antique German day bed (given to us by our contractor) and the carpenter cut the legs off the bed, built a frame for it to hang by and painted it black. We love it.”
A swing bed is such a fun piece for any porch. Plus, they really come in handy for those “naps on the porch.” 🙂
Cindy was really careful about staying within her budget when she planned the furnishings for her porch.
Cindy said, “Most of the inside decor was done on a budget.
I made most all of the pillows and the cushion cover on the day bed. The sofa, two chairs and tables are from Costco online.”
The wrought iron table on Cindy’s porch is 20+ years old. She freshened it up and gave it new life with a fresh coat of paint and new cushions.
I love how Cindy’s screened porch so perfectly fits her beautiful home. I would never have guessed it wasn’t original to her home!
Thanks so much to Cindy for sharing this wonderful transformation, replacing her deck with a beautiful screened porch.
Ever thought about adding a swing bed to your porch? Check out the one we saw in the Southern Living Idea House back in January 2011 in Senoia Georgia here: Southern Living Idea House, Senoia Georgia
Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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