I’m sure the anticipation has been driving you batty! Wait no more. Leslie’s screen porch reveal is finally here!
The build itself went really quickly. It was the waiting for the weather to cooperate. We were given strict orders when we bought the paint not to paint when it was too hot. And of course that is when the humidity kicked into high gear.
Lots of hours and hard work went into this project, but I think you will agree it was well worth it!
But, here is a quick reminder…
And, after it had been demolished and re-built.
I will be posting the outside reveal next week. Still a bit of staining and landscaping to complete!
Here is how it looked when I arrived today to get things looking pretty. All the walls have been painted white, which really brightens up the room.
There are few things that we will finish in the spring, such as painting the floor and ceiling. Leslie has to decide on colours. But, with fall so close I really wanted her to be able to get back to enjoying the relaxing space.
Without further adieu here is a look at the (inside) after pictures!
The only thing we spent money on for the inside was curtains from Ikea. We still have one set we haven’t hung yet, but Leslie’s yard is quite private and but we are leaning towards hanging them, but leaving them wide open. This will soften the corners without spoiling the breeze or the view.
This cane stool is actually quite comfortable, and adds one more place to sit, or swing it around in front of a chair and put your feet up.
You might remember from Leslie’s bathroom reveal that she has a lot of “stuff”. She likes old and rustic pieces and it was easy to “shop” her house to make it a style uniquely hers.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a really old wine barrel tucked away ready to turn into a little side table!
I had lots of old crates to choose from, and ball jars.
A telephone in just the right colour, of course!
Storage under the bench.
Yup. She has vintage lab test tubes! Perfect for some single Black Eyed Susan blooms.
The old checkered board looks great on the wall, and can be turned around to display the crokinole board on the other side.
A few more flowers from my garden complete the enamel coffee pot. This print was one I had picked up for Leslie from The Lettered Cottage a few years ago. Her beautiful (and very large) dog is named Hank so I couldn’t resist.
And of course, just like the bathroom project, I couldn’t have found a better book in her collection to be displayed here in her rustic cabin-like screen porch.
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”!
I put most of this room décor together with Leslie not at home. I knew I couldn’t go wrong since everything in there is from her home. I am pleased to report that she loves it!
So what do you think? I am sure those of you who are visiting the blog today who know Leslie will agree that this is totally her style.
I did shoot a little video tour of the finished space, but since videos are new to me, you will have to follow Red Cottage chronicles on Facebook where I will post it when I figure out how to edit the darn thing!
Until next time….
A huge thank-you to my amazing husband Tim and my hardworking brother Steven for the renovation work! And, to Marlie for putting her muscle into getting the screws in the wall so I could hang things up!
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