The Porch

Recently, I’ve had several requests for larger pictures of the “room” this blog is named after…The Porch. Can you believe I’ve been blogging for 4 months and I’ve never shared the porch with you, other than a few small pics on my sidebar. Well, it’s time to fix that.

On Wednesday, I will post a whole slew of porch pics and you will be able to click on them and enlarge them for an even better view. The Screened-In Porch is a very special place for me…a dream I carried in my head (and heart) for a long, long time. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never gotten around to posting about it…it’s sort of like doing a post about your child. I hope you will love my “baby” as much as I do.

Update: To see more of the screened-in porch and deck construction, click HERE and HERE and HERE.

To read about 9 awesome features you may want to consider including when building a screened-in porch, click here: 9 Great Features for a Screened in Porch.

You’ll find additional details about the porch construction (flooring, size, sheers etc…) under the FAQ category at the top of this blog.

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  1. I love porches, and yours is beautiful!
    And I can’t wait to hear your big fat secret either!

  2. I’ve seen pictures of your porch you posted on RMS and absolutely fell in love with it. In fact, I was going to copy much of yours for my screen porch. Unfortunately, we have enclosed it and we’re currently planning on turning it into a game room that the grandkids can enjoy and have room to play in when they visit. I may have to take pictures along the way so that I can share them on your Metamorphosis Monday!

  3. jerseygirl211 says

    Okay WONDER WOMEN I’ll write everything in my date book. πŸ˜‰ I can’t enter anything for Tuesday, our rooms are a mess, my husband is putting down a hardwood floors in the dining room and all the furniture and dishes are everywhere. But I’ll look in. πŸ™‚


  4. prof en retraite says

    Oh Susan..I feel so lucky to have seen it in person! It’s like I got to go inside Cinderella’s castle at Disney World! lol Yes, the old kick in the tush is working already! I’ve been looking at my guest room for a re-do. My problem is it needs clean-out even before I can take a before pic! Is that a before-before pic?? Looking forward to the surprise!…Debbie

  5. Oh Susan, I am already in love with your porch so can not WAIT til Wed. to see what else you post!!!!!!!!! It will definitely be worth the wait! I have dreamed of a screened in porch for so many years I can’t count and have almost given up BUT thnk IF and when we move from this house I may be able to do it…I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! I also like the Met Mon. idea. I am so upset that I didn’t take “before ” pics of my laundry room that we just redid before Christmas. I still can’t believe we lived with ti the way it was for 24 years!!!!!!!!!! WHY????? Oh well, it is much better now:):) Hugs to you, Pinky

  6. OK…sign me up…and point me in the right direction LOL…

    That is a definite for Tablescape Tuesday (I’m early…can you believe it?) LOL

  7. Really Rainey says

    Count me in for Tablescape Tuesday.

    See you then!

    Really Rainey @ The Project Table

  8. WOO HOO! Something to look forward to in the midst of all this un-decorating yuckiness!

  9. Ohhh Susan, you’ve got me so curious about the secret!
    I hope to be able to post some for Met Mondays, I have a lot of projects I need to do around here. I love the idea. Everyone enjoys before and afters.
    Have a great week!

  10. Vintage Linen Treasures says

    Oh my! What a gorgeous porch. I can’t wait to see more of it.
    Patricia :o)

  11. Lady Katherine says

    Put me down for tablescape Tuesday. I been working on the 100th post win of yours. lol Can’t wait to see your porch! Now big secret, I am guessing… not going to say but you have me thinking! lol I could stay at your new Met Mondays. We have been painting all day, and it has to have more coats! I guess I better start taking pictures, as we are in the middle, my family room was, my dining room,hall, bedroom, small bath. Now its going to be the family room with a small front porch, built into the interior. My old famiy room is my bedroom, 15×15 bath,walk in clostet, and a hall.

  12. texasdaisey says

    I can’t wait to see more of your porch. The picture is so beautiful it looks like a place I would absolutely love to spend time. Still thinking about the MM day.

  13. I LOVE porches and especially screened in porches (living here in the south, the bugs in the summer can get CRAZY!) I have dreams of one day screening in my back deck. Can’t wait to see more of your porch pics and can’t wait to hear your “secret”. You are a busy, busy lady! I start back to work after being off for two weeks and I’m not motivated at all….I’d rather BLOG! LOL!!

  14. Can’t wait to see all the pictures – I know it is just fabulous!

    I will be participating in Tablescape Tuesday and I am really excited about Met Monday!

    Have a great week!

  15. Hi…count me in for Tablescape Tuesday! Hope your week goes well!!

  16. Susan, please put me down for Tablescape Tuesday.

    I can’t wait to hear your secret!

  17. You are just full of surprises and now “secrets” too. I know you’ve heard “it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”. Let me just tell you Missy, that goes for big sisters also.
    OK kiddo, you’ve got until Wednesday to come clean with your “big fat secret”.

  18. Big fat secret. Is it that next week you’re turning f….oh, never mind. And I’m dead now. Love you!

  19. You are a busy lady! I can’t wait to see more of the porch, I loved it on RMS and am excited to see you post it here. Anxiously awaiting Wednesdays “big reveal” and I’m really excited about Met Monday. Kathy

  20. Terri and Bob says

    School started today and I was bummed, until I saw that I had some things to look forward to… especially on Wednesday!

  21. Momovthree says

    Your porch was what kept me coming back again and again to you on RMS. Then I forgot your screen name and was frustrated trying to find it again. Imagine the smile on my face when I found your blog! I could sit on that porch and sip coffee all day long.

    I’ll be posting on the 19th. I already have a few projects in mind to share. Can’t wait! πŸ™‚

  22. I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures of your beautiful porch, I just can’t believe you would ever have time to take a nap out there. Your blog is an inspiration!

  23. count me in for Tablescape Tuesday… I better go take some pictures!

  24. Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says

    Met Monday sounds like fun. Can’t wait to see more of your porch! I have a thing for porches!


  25. Catharine Gaither says

    Your porch is a tranquil dwelling place. Beautiful!!

  26. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Susan, I can't wait to see your porch! I've been dreaming of one myself & can't wait to get one again. I had a small porch in GA & I'd love to convert our deck into a beautiful screened porch. I've saved all my wicker just for that!

    I'd like to invite you & all your readers to come over on Wed. (the 7th) for my Top Projects of 2008 Before & After party. Hope you will all join in. Your new Met Mondays sounds like fun too & maybe I'll have something I can join in on this year.

  27. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Susan, Count me in for tablescape Tuesday. I decided to just pull together what I have on hand. Hopefully I will get better at tablescaping.
    Hugs, Terrie

  28. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Looking forward to seeing more of your porch. I would love to have one, but it is not going to happen here. A lot going on and I am looking forward to seeing it all. Susan, thanks for stopping by for a visit.

  29. Hi Susan, I must tell you.You were my very first blog and I can’t believe you have only done this for 4 mos.Your blog is so wonderful and already has such a fan base.Amazing.I shared your blog with a friend of mine.Through encouraging her to do a blog she finally started one.It is,I think you would love visits to hers.Her home is an 1873s victorina farm house.Once she gets going I know viewers will be amazed at how lovely her surroundings are.If you have a chance go for a visit.Kathysue

  30. Hi Susan!
    Can’t wait to see the porch!!!


  31. Jan/jjlmnaz on RMS says

    Dear Susan, You know that your porch is the start of this whole thing (in my mind). I’ll bet I visited your RMS post on that room about 50 or more times. What an escape and treat for the eyes! MMonday may be an incentive for me to actually start a blog, but if not, I will leave you the link to RMS. I hardly EVER visit there anymore, which is kind of a shame because so many talented people start out there. It is just too frustrating to get on most of the time. I love the very HINT of a secret so you know I’ll be checking in Wednesday for sure! Hugs, Jan

  32. Hi Susan!
    Fun ideas afoot here. I like it.
    Here’s my link for tablescape tuesday on January 6th!

    Thank you for taking the trouble of posting my direct link. I really appreciate that because people don’t have to scroll through all my other stuff!! :0)

  33. I can hardly wait until Wednesday. I know it is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Thank you for following my blog. I have admired yours for quite some time! I am new to this and still figuring out how it all works. Thank goodness for my girls help occasionally! Unfortunately, my computer is going into the shop tomorrow and I will be without for about 5 days.—

    Thank you again for your your inspiration!

  35. OK…come over to my place and see my little before/after project I did this morning! πŸ™‚

  36. Cami @ Creating Myself says

    I cannot wait to see more of your porch on Wednesday!

    I have a tablescape Tuesday post ready to go….thanks again for hosting Susan!

  37. OK…I’d love to have my pantry redo included in the Met Monday. What do I need to do to have it included?

  38. Afternoon, Susan! You know I love your porch and I wanna see more! It’s so divine! I’m going to tablescape with you tomorrow!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  39. Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ says

    Gosh If I only got here sooner for the before and after shot notice.. I already posted mine on Monday. Really looking forward seeing your porch.

  40. cedwards55 says

    Susan, I love secrets!!!! Can’t wait until Wednesday.

  41. Barb @ GritsandGlamour says

    Hi Susan,
    Count me in for Tablescape Tuesday. Yay! My first! Not sure how often I will be able to join, but thought I’d take advantage while I had a free night. Thanks, Barb

  42. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    Sweetie, EVERYTHING sounds sooooo fun and wonderful!!! Now, the “big surprise”~~~ YOU’RE PREGNANT????~~~ (Bet THAT woke EVERYbody up!!!) Joking dear friends, I’m just JOKING… I think!… AREN’T I JOKING, SS???”Gotcha”, kiddo!!! Big grins!!!)… Love, Linda

  43. Count me again again for tablescape Tuesday. thanks. mishelle

  44. Hi Susan… thanks so much for the encouraging message you left at the house in the roses this morning about spring, as I’m buried in snow here and so missing my garden… I really appreciate that… and by the way, I am participating in Tablescape Tuesday, so count me in!



  45. LOVE the porch!!!!!! Oh I could sit & dream, read, drink coffee, & just think about all the chats we could have on that porch. πŸ™‚ And as for kicks in the tush… you my friend did that last week by jump starting me on Tablescape Tuesday. In fact, I did a new one for this week so ally ally in free… count me in! Have a wonderful evening & I'll see you in the morning.

  46. Donna@designson47thstreet says

    You are something else!! Can’t wait for the new event. I have even talked about it on my blog today and offered a link although I still can’t figure out the direct link. πŸ™ πŸ™

    You really impress me, Susan!


  47. Oh boy Count me in for Met Monday. I have just bought something to begine the perfect project with! Now what is this Tablescape Tuesday I keep reading about.

  48. Kristens Creations says

    There’s that beautiful porch! Thanks for the info on the red eyes!

    Looking forward to Met. Mondays. I will try and particpate some, I wish I had more before photos of things I’ve done. Oh well, I will check out everyone else’s. Thanks again, Kristen

  49. I am just DYING til Wed. when we all find out this big SECRET:):):) You know I love your beautiful home. Today I was at a local antique store and every dish I saw I wondered “I wonder if Susan (or Gollum) would like this???” I was on a hunt for RED wine glasses and saw some but couldn’t find someone to wait on me so will go back. Have a great day tomorrow! Hugs, Pinky

  50. southerninspiration says

    Left you a little award on my blog…..I enjoy your blog! Can’t wait to find out the secret!!!


  51. Dixie's Whimsey says

    Hi Susan.. Can’t wait to see your porch pics… I’m out of town doing some training, so I’ll miss posting tablescape tuesday.. but I can still read and see what all have done…

    Met Monday sounds great, but I always seem to forget to take the darn before pics!

    Have a beautiful week!

  52. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    I can’t wait to see your porch pictures and the Monday idea sounds wonderful- just think of all those great ideas I will get to see- hopefully help me with some of my decorating dilemnas!!

    THanks for being such a sweetie and so organized to do all these fun things!!


  53. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, these plates are works of art. Absolutely extrodinary. laurie

  54. The Strings says

    I love your blog and Tablescape Tuesday is the best. This is my first time to join in on the fun for Tablescape Tuesday.

  55. WOW!!! This give me a GIANT urge to clean up and decorate my screened porch!!! I guess it’s technically a bird cage with a roof, but it’s one of my favorite “rooms.” I’ve been so wanting to make it an actual, livable part of the house. Due to “economic restrictions,” our well-worn furniture will have to do for now, but I’ve been thinking of ways to update and decorate it on a dumpster-dive weekend. I’ll try to get some before and after pics. Right now, it’s quite enjoyable with wind chimes, lots of plants and a cool little koi pond, but it’s golden hour IS approaching! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!!!!

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