So once again, we are demoing something…. its starting to feel like that is all we do.
and once again, we moved more quickly than my brain did and I have no before pictures……………….
This must be a huge shock to you, right? I bet not.
Well let me paint you a picture.
Picture this. You step out of the back sliding glass door (from the room right off the kitchen) onto ripped and worn 1970s kelly green outdoor carpet. You’ve found it, our enclosed porch– the features include half walls made of cheap (untreated) plywood beadboard, ripped screens, plywood ceiling, some material bound thing screwed to an upright post (covered in dried blood, Dan explains it is something for karate training to toughen knuckles- gross), loose electric wire that was run for an outlet (never completed), and a lone chain where a punching bag once hung. yep, thats right— a glorified man cave/gym area.
NOT SO MUCH.
Fall: Once we were able to dispose of the house debris that we stored there in the winter months during the demolition/remodel we were able to see just how worn the carpet was, and so one Saturday morning (very early I might add) I said “enough” and there it went. After some time of removing dry rottted carpets and the plywood its rested on (I have no clue who decided how this house was to be put together or why) we exposed very pretty (in suprisingly good condition) regular Oak deck boards. This was also the day we decided those screens were way too much of an eyesore- and they came down too.
Now in the fall, Dan still had a plethera of projects going on, and this was just one of my
“there is nothing to paint so lets do something else moments”. we both knew the porch would have to wait until spring……..
Spring So Far:
Let’s go back a few weeks to round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs (Pens vs Philly) Game 3 when Philly handed the Penguins and fans a pretty heavy blow to their egos…..
Let’s just say, this is the day Dan decided he would rip the porch apart…..
and so it went, the walls of the porch and the attached dog house (that Lexi could only fit her head into)—- up in flames. Leaving just the support posts and roof intact.
Having the porch remain this way for a week or two gave us ample time to come up with a backyard plan… and so the reconstruction has begun and now its time for me to be able to design….
The goal is to have a finished covered porch by mid July this is what I plan for the yard someday (the checked area would be a stone patio) —
For now, back Yard Inspirational photos: