Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gone

Yesterday we had 'a bit' of work done on our porch.
These nice men came and started the process of dismantling the rotted wood and old glass, all while the county was under a severe thunderstorm warning! 
They were very careful with my plants, which was awesome.  We had thought the job would have to wait until Thursday due to the weather, so the fact that they fearlessly pressed on was pretty exciting. 
I thought too late about saving the old glass for a project.  It's for the best, I'm sure Shaun would've tried to kill me if I had asked the crew to save them for me.   
They did save the original wood window box, it was too cool to destroy.  They will put it back on with the original brackets, I love that we're saving a piece of the original structure! 
When I got home from work, everything was gone and I couldn't stop staring! 
It looked so awesome, I was tempted to just leave it an open patio.  Unfortunately, we are not in Florida...we need walls if we want to use the room for longer than three months. Boo!
That night, the promised storm came and the entire neighborhood was pounded with rain and littered with tree branches.   Our tornado sirens even came on!
Of course, I had to go outside and pick up the most impressive branches and ask Shaun to take my picture.  What else are you supposed to do during a tornado warning?  
Buffy isn't afraid of tornados, people.   

26 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG I totally would leave it open, it looks great! (Says the girl who lives in Ohio and knows you need walls to enjoy a space for more than a couple months.) Can't wait to see how it finally ends up Sara!

spanky said...

wow! i would leave it open too, it really looks fantastic!

McCarthy Designs said...

Hi Sara, I have just caught up on your last few posts! Happy Birthday to you, it looks like you had a great party and your yard is looking great. The grass looks so lush. I really like the patio left open but unfortunatey when you live in colder climates it isn't realistic is it? Can't wait to see the end result. xx

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Wow, that is a HUGE difference. It looks cool open, but I would want to use it more than 3 months a year too :)

Danielle and Clint said...

The brick all together is an awesome look! Really looks inviting. But I understand where you are coming from. Not living in warm temps all year round makes you want to be able to use every space you have year round no matter what.

Maggie@Okay, now what? said...

I going to jump on the bandwagon and say you should leave it open. It looks so good. Why not try it for a year and then make a decision?

Keeley said...

I'm on the "leave it open" bandwagon. It even looks like it was originally left open when the home was built.

Then again, you do live in a colder climate, so I understand...

ethan@OPC said...

HAHA! Love the last picture.

Design Esquire said...

That is amazing! I can't wait to see what the new room will look like. Plus, I love the Buffy shirt! That's awesome.

Lisa said...

That is a bunch of awesome. Ha, we would have done the same thing during the tornado warnings...photo ops and staring at things in the yard.

The Brick Cottage said...

What a difference! Your porch is already looking fantastic...can't wait to see what you do. And I LOVE the fact you saved the old window box.

Maria Killam said...

I love this post, too funny!! Look forward to see what happens next!

miss corner cape said...

whoa, it does look great open. i never woulda gone there, but to see it like that is one thing.

Kim said...

I'm excited to see the master plan for this space!

Also - your t-shirt made me fall a little bit in love with you....I'm reliving my youth right now w/ Buffy instant view on Netflix. :)

-Kim

Jill said...

Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it.
We had a F1 tornado that night.....
http://www.mymuskegonow.com/multimedia/photos/96889019.html?index=1

Kelly@TearingupHouses said...

Whoa, it looks FANTASTIC open! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Or, I mean, what Buffy does with it.

Kelly

Brittney said...

It looks so awesome open. Nice and airy! I feel your pain about wanting to use it year round though. I can't wait to see what you do!

hiphousegirl said...

It looks nice open like that, but I think it will look awesome if you enclose it too, and it will be so much more practical. Can't wait!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

It does look great open, but you've already got an awesome patio. Can't wait to see what you (aka Buffy) do with it!

cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

I can't believe how great it looks by just taking down the walls!!! At least the weather is nice now and you can enjoy it open until you rebuild.

Mrs. Chic said...

lol! your too funny :) It looks so amazing open wow - how much square feet do you think your porch is?

I love your old school window box - pretty please paint it a bright color!! please!

ps: I have a Giveaway going on right now!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

You have some serious curb appeal going on there! I can't wait to see what you do with it because I know it'll be good!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It seriously looks SO good open. But, I get it... you need it to be useful.

I just am drooling over it. Can't wait to see it all put back together.

And, I'm glad you made it out of the tornados alive, obviously.

Deb said...

I think it looks fabulous open, but I totally understand wanting to make it usable space. I'm sure you've already thought of a way to make it aesthetically pleasing AND usable :)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Wow, it does look pretty cool as a big, open space! But there are definitely benefits to having it enclosed, too.

Watch out for those tornadoes! (Are they very common in WI?)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I would have been tempted to leave the porch open as well. AND KUDOS AND TONS OF GOLD STARS FOR THAT TSHIRT GIRLIE! ox