The front porch had a really unimpressive ceiling before. It was a wooden tile, but surrounded by empty space revealing raw (not "pretty" raw) wood, and covered with a metal screen so animals didn't take nest among other things I suppose...
We ripped out the screen, cleaned behind it, and decided to cover what was there with new wood, running horizontally in the style of the rest of the eaves. It will be painted the same gray as the house, and when the new (horizontal wood) front door is installed, I think it will tie in nicely!
|BEFORE – dirty beige tiles – previously surrounded by screen|
|Dad beginning his work-in-progress|
|The area is framed and wood is nailed over the tiles that were there...|
|And built out around the edges. And we're ready for paint! We also installed a small can light for lighting.|
So Saturday, while my Dad was doing this, Mike was installing lights in the back of the house (and if anyone cares about the un-important jobs I was everyone's assistant/cleaner-upper ;)). We bought these lights from Lumens, my new favorite lighting site. They came in darker than anticipated but tie in well to our darker gray trim around the house.
|Not a very impressive picture, but better in person! This happened over both backdoors.|
|BEFORE: Note the zigzag bottom and curvy side edging on top, w-a-y too cutesy for our taste|
|The bottom was leveled, and then sawed off|
|So were the side edges, and voila!|
Today is Monday and we hit the ground running with a big meeting before work today, where we made final decisions on the master bath measurements and pulled the trigger on finally ordering that tile among about a million other things.
Will try to sort through the interesting ones before sharing :) More this week!