Our porch has undergone a lot of changes this spring. The run in with the car in March (read about it HERE) set us back time wise, but because we had to patch the floor, we were able to sand and paint it.
So now, I'm kind of glad it happened. I think...
I love the floor painted, it looks so clean and bright. The dark stain that we put on it before was pretty, but impossible to keep clean, it showed every footprint. And it didn't hold up well at all.
Here it is, freshly sanded and just before I started painting.
I used an oil based porch paint in a dark gray premixed color. I wanted it to contrast with the lighter gray of the siding.
I didn't prime first, but thinned the first coat with paint thinner so that it would really soak in.
More pictures at different angles...
My hydrangeas are blooming, but they are pretty messy, I'm hoping they'll be happier next year. And the one on the end is down to a single branch, the leaves just keep turning yellow and then brown and drying up. Does anyone know what this could be?
The pillows I made from a remnant of an outdoor fabric that I bought at U-fab. (A local discount fabric shop)
I have more to make pillows for the back porch. Outdoor fabric has come a long way, this is 100% acrylic but so soft and not shiny at all.
So, I hope you enjoyed seeing some real progress - I know I am so glad to be done and hopefully will soon have something to show of the back porch!