When Trey & I bought our house almost three years ago it looked like this.....
We had always talked about opening up the screened in porch. I know in the south people love screened in porches to keep out the mosquitoes, but I always find they get trapped in the porch and then you just get attacked like crazy. Not to mention the previous owners at one point had the interesting flooring choice of carpet (yes, carpet) out there.
Then one day I drove home from work and the house looked like this....
ummm. yeah. My husband and his buddy spontaneously decided to rip it all down.....and then they discovered the columns had rotted out and had to be replaced a.s.a.p. The timing wasn't great to start the project as we were leaving to go out of town the next day to celebrate our anniversary! After a quick trip to Lowe's he managed to stabilize the columns and we kept our fingers crossed that it wouldn't collapse while we were out of town.
Now I'm going to leave out a lot of details as this seems like so long ago, but
Finally, we had the house painted and now it looks like this:
We love the new and improved look. Sadly, we've recently decided to put the house up for sale and venture out to the 'burbs to be closer to the grandparents...and avoid the extremely high cost of daycare! The next few weeks we will be enjoying the porch (sans mosquitoes) while we can!
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