Monday, October 19, 2009

Procrastinator's Party: Porch results


I made the wreath from grapevine, birch twigs and wildrose hips.

Five years ago, After seeing a cool idea in a PotteryBarn catalogue, it got clipped and saved. It was a storm door on an old farm house, fashioned like a large wooden shutter. Either in a book, or on a video, sometime since then, I noted that Tasha Tudor (my favorite children's book illustrator), also had a similar one on her home.

I decided to make our screen door into a convert-a-door. It would have a solid panel in the fall/winter seasons, and by simply backing out a few screws, it would be fitted with a screen panel for spring and summer. I removed the old screen panel and made a double sided panel of bead board, with 3) 1x6 brace boards going across on the "inside", and the Victorian gingerbread of the old screen door frame accenting the "outside".

The front door FINALLY got it's paint too.
Sorry the picture's so dark, I finished the challenge at 8:30 tonight.
The grill got moved and a cover.
A plant stand from Sarah, and pumpkins took it's place.

The junk got removed, things got a good sweep and scrubbing.
corn stalks and blueberry bush trimmings
are attached to the porch pillars on each side.

(Don't forget: You can double click on the pictures to enlarge)

Thank you so much Melissa at TheInspired Room, for challenging me to get off my rear, and get things done!
And thanks to all of the people who have been stopping by this humble little blog, to check out the project. Please come back again, I've loved having you!


Gail said...

Congratulations! Awesome make-over!!


Katie said...

It looks great! What an awesome idea for your screen door!

Tamera said...

Love the plant stand with the pumpkins! It all looks so welcoming...the screen door is fabulous and so clever! Great job!


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

It's all about the details! Your space looks fantastic, congrats :).

cherry said...

What a wonderful idea ! Everything looks so pretty. hugs, Cherry

Sarah said...

It's lovely!! I bet it felt wonderful to get that knocked off your TO DO list! xoxo

Shirley said...

Wonderful idea with the screen door!! Looks so good. Love that little wreath.

Anonymous said...

wonderful redo!! Good for you!
I never signed up for I couldn't figure out which project I should do- now I wish I would have pinned myself down!

amber waves of grain said...

GREAT idea! You are quite talented! I love that you could keep the screen door that has such character.

kate said...

As usual Mom, in awe of your "can do-ness". Can't wait to see it in person!xoxo

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Yay! It all looks welcoming and so cottagey cozy...good on ya!

Jayne said...

What an amazing transformation! I'm very impressed with our "afters." Good job!!
Jayne at mysongwithin

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the door painted black! And what a great front door to work with, lucky. I painted my front door and shutters black as well. They were maroon and baby blue...ick. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

Your porch looks amazing! I absolutely love your door! Great job!

Misty said...

Wow! Looks great!... I've been debating about painting my front door black, and now that I've seen yours,I might just give it a go!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love what you did with your screen door. Very clever! Your whole porch looks great!

e.m. said...

Wow! I have a door or two waiting for paint..maybe next party? I am a big fan of black. Great job. thanks for visiting me!


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