Monday, March 4, 2013

Front Porch - A Sneak Peak

If you're a follower that watches for updates about our home, 
you'll be pleased to see that we're working on our front porch.   

This is a Sneak Peek

It's undergoing quite a transformation and I'll be posting before / after pictures soon.
How do you like our checkerboard deck?
(something I almost talked myself out of yesterday)
Every single muscle in my body is screaming right now,
but I'm so glad I decided to paint it. 
(besides, if I hadn't I would have always wished I had)
Don't you just LOVE projects like this one ...
Ones that you can actually SEE what you've accomplished 
at the end of the day.  


  1. Wow Geneva! I love it! I am so glad you shared this because hubby and I are hoping to build a new porch this summer and I really want to paint the floor. I love the checkerboard and have thought about that or maybe even chevron stripes! I can;t wait to see it all done...:)

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. It looks gorgeous!!!
    I just finished painting my bedroom floor ( just white - no design - although I really contemplated the idea of doing a chevron )
    Can't wait to see this finished!

  3. I love it!! I have a small entryway that I've been wanting to paint in a checkerboard pattern, and now it doesn't seem so daunting when I see what a large area you've completed. I'll have to do a much smaller scale than yours, though. I can't wait to see the whole porch!

  4. Geneva! I LOVE your checkerboard porch. That is time consuming work but looks so good done. GREAT job- xo Diana

  5. How do I like it?
    I love it. I know you're achy right now...but as soon as that wears'll be on to something else, and just enjoying LOOKING at your porch.

    Can't wait for the before and afters.


  6. I just showed The Honey the video of your first 30 days of work in your house.

    I had to come back and say...ha ha ha...I remember those shoes! Your signature photo of a project well done. :P


  7. it looks sharp! Our cottage needs something done to the floor and this is another option! Did you put any sealer on top of it?

    1. Thank You Marietta! I haven't put a sealer on it just yet, but plan to. We're thinking we need to let the paint cure a few days first. This treatment would be perfect for a cottage like'll have to give it a try.

    2. AWESOME!! Only you & Buzz could be so creative!! I wanna see!!

    3. AWESOME!! Only you & Buzz could be so creative!! I wanna see!!

  8. Oh are inspiring me! I have wanted to do this on my back porch for SO long......maybe I'll get to it this year! Are you showing us more soon....I hope?

  9. I love it! I've been thinking about doing something similar to our patio. As soon as the snow melts! Mimi

  10. I love the way you did the porch.
    Rick ~ Your latest follower.

  11. Love it! I did a checkerboard porch floor years ago, but it was quite small.

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