Replace Your Deck With a Fabulous Screened Porch

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.

Deck Before Screened Porch Addition


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.”

Screened In Porch Addition


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!

Replace Deck With Screened Porch


Cindy raised the ceiling going with a gable roof. It really makes her porch feel that much bigger.

Screened Porch with Gable Roof


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.” 🙂

Porch Swing Bed for Screened Porch


Cindy was really careful about staying within her budget when she planned the furnishings for her porch.

Screened Porch


Cindy said, “Most of the inside decor was done on a budget.

Screened Porch Addition Replaced Deck


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.”

Screened Porch with Outdoor Furniture


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.

Dining Area For Screened Porch


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!

Screened Porch Addition Replaces Older Deck


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

Southern Living Idea House in Senoa Georgia


Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!


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  1. What a fabulous porch, it looks like it was made for the house and not like an add on at all~ Happy Memorial Day Susan and thanks for the party!

  2. A screened porch has always been my dream but I know now I will never have one. Condy’s is bEAUTIFUL! How I would love a space like this, big enough for dining AND relaxing! Thanks to both of you for sharing this. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend.

  3. rattlebridge farm says

    Thank you for hosting the party, Susan. Have a great Memorial Day.

  4. Great sun porch! I love the swinging bed especially. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting us all on this day of remembrance for all who’ve served us.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting — this was my first time linking up 🙂
    That porch is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  6. I SO need a screened in porch – especially with the pool ( mosquitoville incorporated ) this one’s gorgeous – it fits so seamlessly with the house – thanks for sharing Susan!
    Hope you’re having a great long weekend

  7. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Wow, that’s awesome. It’s so much more useful than a deck and I bet she’ll be living out there for much of the year. I know I would! Very nice job, it really does look as though it were part of the original house. She just added a whole lot of value to her home. I hope she loves it. Thanks, Susan.

  8. Such a beautiful porch! Thanks for sharing it, Susan! Happy Memorial Day!…hugs…Debbie

  9. Beautiful it is! I’m going to miss our screened in porch when we move. We hope to add one to the townhouse if possible. They are the most useful space!
    Thanks for sharing Cindy’s new porch. She did a fabulous job!

  10. What a beautiful porch! Yeah, it looks like it’s always been there, which speaks volumes about all the care taken even before it was built. The swing is just adorable!

  11. Would you happen to know where she got the cushions on the wrought iron furniture? They are so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • The cushions on the wrought iron furniture are from Go to the “patio cushions” tab and select “wrought iron.” Ours are the “euro style chair cushions” as they were the best fit for our chairs. Prices are dependent on the grade of outdoor fabric you choose.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing Cindy’s porch, Susan! I love all of the inspiring pics of these beautiful additions! I’m currently working on plans/designs for adding a screened in porch to our back deck. We could never sit out there during the day unless we were huddled beneath the patio umbrella…and if we had more than 4 guests, the two extra people had to sit in the blazing sun! I’m waiting to hear back from my contractor as to the cost of a simple screened in porch with Aztec, Veranda, or Trex flooring, ceiling fan, and a old fashioned screen door that slams when it shuts. 🙂 It’s going to be my boho chill-out haven! Thank you, too, for your help and advice a while back when I asked you about your screened in porch. You inspired me!

    xoxo laurie

  13. The porch is lovely, But…I wanted to say just one more thing about your upcoming trip. Be sure to take a small flashlight as you never know when a storm might come, lights go out and you need to find your way around. Hope this little bit of info helps.

    • Thanks, Kathy! I’ll make sure to take one. Another reader had the lights go out in a bathroom once so that’s definitely good advice! My purse comes with a teeny little flashlight inside of it but I think it’s probably just strong enough to see in the purse. I’ll look for a small light-weight one to carry, as well. Thanks!

  14. I love Cindy’s porch. I’ll be pinning some of these pix. We’ve been talking about adding a screened porch for years. This has rekindled my desire. What a neat bed swing. I love that it is made from a German antique. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  15. Gorgeous porch! Thanks for hosting!!


  16. What a beautiful screened porch. You are right, it does blend in seemlessly. Thanks so much for sharing this and for hosting. Hope you have a great Memorial Day.

  17. I am happily super jealous of her fabulous screened porch – she will have hours upon hours of pleasure using that delightful new space.

    Well done, Cindy – and well done, Susan for sharing this amazing porch with us all. Thanks much!

  18. We had a covered patio off our living room, but we never used it. Two years ago, my husband screened it in and now we spend a ton of time out there. Some days we leave the pretty pool area and retire to that are of the yard. Something about the screen just makes it a super cozy space and no bugs! 😉 Thanks for the party and happy holiday, Susan.

  19. The porch is beautiful and it looks like it has always been there. I can’t imagine how nice it must be to sit out there and relax without insects!
    Thanks for the fun party. Happy Memorial Day.

  20. Hi, Susan! That’s a dreamy deck for sure! Thank you so much for hosting your wonderful party! I hope you had a great weekend!

  21. Another beautiful porch to dream about. Thank you for sharing it, and for hosting your party today!

  22. Beautiful! Can you tell me the dimensions of this porch?

  23. We built a small screened in porch at our last house and I miss it so much. So do our cats 🙂 I really want to build one at our new house but I don’t have an open ended budget. I love this porch and wonder if you can give me a ballpark estimate for what it cost to build it.
    Additionally, I live in the Atlanta area. Do you have any recommendations for contractors in metro Atlanta?

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