Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Porch progress

This porch is a never-ending project.  We've painted two more coats of paint on the porch structure and things are looking much better now.  We also painted three coats of paint on the ceiling because (dummy me) I decided to use flat paint on the beadboard, and I hated how it looked after two coats.  I chose to use the same pale blue from the den in this porch area, as the rooms are connected with french doors.  The color (Behr Harbor Sky) is so pale, you can hardly tell it isn't white.  The last coat is a mixture of semi-gloss and flat because I was too cheap to buy a full gallon of semi, so it came out to an eggshell-ish finish.  Whatever.
The gross light fixture came down and SURPRISE!  The light box is not centered in the room, so they 'swagged' the fixture over a few inches. 
Because we didn't want to tear up the original ceiling moving the box, we just decided to suck it up and have the electrician put the fan up a bit off-center.  It's so fabulous, I don't think anyone will notice or care!
I got the Minka Aire 'Acero' fan from CSN Lighting right here.  It was expensive, but I was able to use a $40 CSN prize from Elisa at What the Vita's giveaway, so that brought it down a little bit.  Everyone that has seen this fan is in love with it.  It has a sweet remote wall controller and the light even has a dimmer function....ooh la la!  Thank you Elisa for contributing to our fabulous fan!
So, right now the place is in shambles with junk everywhere, but next up is the installation of my bamboo shades from Overstock.  They look amazing!  And it only took me hours upon hours on a ladder while sweating profusely to put them up!

25 comments:

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

It's looking so good! Reading your posts about your porch space make me want to buy a new house - just so I can have a porch too!

Lavender and Lilies said...

What a great space! It's going to look fabulous.

McCarthy Designs said...

Wow Sara, your porch is looking fabulous! I love the amount of light you get in. It is going to be a great spot to hang out! xx

Lisa said...

The porch is looking great. I love that you mixed the two paint cans together...I would have done the same thing!

Miss Chelsea said...

It looks soo good!

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

The porch is really coming along! That space is going to be so nice once your done - and that fan is fab! :) Can't wait to see the porch with the bamboo!

~Chelsea

Stacey @ Petite de Lis Paperie said...

You are doing such a fabulous job. I am sure all the sweat equity will be well worth it. I am looking forward to more pics!

hiphousegirl said...

Your version of "never-ending" makes me feel like I need to reassess mine. It's looking so good! That fan is perfect.

Kristi W @ life with a camera said...

Ooooh I love your porch. And you won ANOTHER CSN giveaway? You are one lucky lady! I post giveaways constantly on my twitter feed but have yet to win one. Maybe some day. :)

Pine Tree Home said...

Sometimes you just gotta go with it...offcenter fan, who cares. The room is looking just lovely, great place to eat, read, sleep, whatever. Looking forward to seeing what else you do.

The Brick Cottage said...

If someone notices the fan is off center instead of its beauty...well, then they have issues! Your porch is coming together so nicely! I can't wait to see what else you do!

oneluckycouple said...

I know what you mean about never-ending projects! But this room is going to look GREAT! Love the fan... and no one will ever notice its location on the ceiling!

Mrs. Chic said...

Looks great already - love the ceiling :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

That is going to be such an amazing space. And I agree that fan was worth every penny....I love it in the space!

cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

the fan is perfect!!! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Brittney said...

It's looking so great! I love the beadboard ceiling. But the windows look so nice too!! I can't wait to see the reveal!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

It's hard to get me to like a ceiling fan, but that one's pretty great! Also, I think the off-center placement works beause of the door being factored in.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the fan. It looks great, and it will be so nice to have on the porch.

Can't wait to see the bamboo blinds.

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Looking Good! Love the blue ceiling.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

loving the blue ceiling and the fan! looking good... can't wait until it's finished!

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Yay! Am glad I helped you on your porch progress! That fan is a beaut! I've gotten all caught up with all your posts and it seems that you have GREAT luck with CSN. :)

Life in Rehab said...

VERY nice, and yes, I love the fan!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

that's a great ceiling fan. now i need to see these blinds... i'm sure all the sweating was worth it!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

That CSN and their generosity. I think they should have given you that fan for free...in exchange for an awesome review, of course. Dontcha think?

The space is looking awesome. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Just Beachy said...

Looks amazing .