Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This Screened-In Porch of Mine….

…….is still not done yet!  I started working on it over the weekend.  The shutter below is the only project that is completed so far other than power washing and scrubbing all the furniture.  

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My brother gave me these shutter doors that have been in his basement for years. 

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I took them apart and painted only one of them.  

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I made my own chalk paint since I ran out of my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….1/2 cup of Plaster of Paris, 1 cup of flat latex paint and 1/2 cup of hot water. 

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I feel as if I’m working at a snail’s pace here!  Hopefully, it’s not raining too hard tomorrow so I can finish the screened in porch. 

Thanks for your visit and hope you all have a wonderful week. 

Gail

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31 comments:

  1. The shutter and wall pocket Are charming together. Settle down and relax. You will get to it. You always do and it will be lovely.

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  2. Love the shutter, Gail! The cleaning is an important part of getting your porch ready, too. It's going to look great!

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  3. Oh my love that shutter. You have created a new paint...
    I like what you have hung on it. Are those real flowers>

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  4. Beautiful! I love the wall pocket planter on your beautiful shutter.

    Dee

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  5. Well, you're off to a good start. Love the shutter and the color it is now.
    Mary Alice

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  6. The shutter and the wall pocket look so pretty! I can't wait to see the finished porch!

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  7. Love the shutter and wall pocket, you're off to a great start!

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  8. I love the planter/shutter combo. Great weathered finishes.

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  9. Great job on the shutter and I love your planter too.

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  10. Love the shutter. The paint treatment made such a difference and gave it so much character.

    Danielle

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  11. Love the shutter and the color you chose to paint it...I'll be back to see your screened in porch, can't wait!

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  12. Gail, I know what you mean about working at a snails pace! I feel like I take 2 steps forward and 1 back!!!
    I am such a fan of shutters! You have yours decorated beautifully. I can't wait to see the rest of the porch... this little glimpse is so lovely!

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  13. The shutter looks wonderful! I can't wait to see what else you do!

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  14. Love the shutter and I can't wait to see your porch!!

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  15. You're brave mixing your own paint. Love the color you came up with. I love the look of shutters and it looks great on your porch. I'm a new follower.

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  16. Love the shutter (and your secret recipe for chalk paint)! The color is perfect, and I can't wait to see the rest!

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  17. That paint treatment makes that shutter look like it's a hundred years old. I love it! The little basket of hydrangeas is the perfect finishing touch.

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  18. Gail i love the shutter and the basket of hydrangeas! I'm going to buy some plaster of paris and make some chalk paint.It looks so old and gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  19. Your paint technique is gorgeous! The patina you gave the shutter is perfect.
    Kathleen

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  20. Gail, It looks great! Don't feel bad about the slow pace, I feel like my screen porch has been an ongoing project for years!! Thanks for sharing the homemade chalk paint. Blessings, Tammy

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  21. I love these old louver doors... people toss them, but they can be really cute!!

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  22. Hi Gail,
    It's looking great so far, that paint technique is awesome! Can't wait for the reveal, I know it's going to be amazing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. Gail, I love the shutter! And the planter looks beautiful with its new color! Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  24. Gail,
    The shutter looks outstanding with your homemade chalk paint.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Really charming, Gail...can't wait to see more!

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  26. Gail I am loving what I am seeings o far! I tried making my own paint but it did not go so well at all. I used cold water though so maybe I will try again with hot sometime soon.

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  27. I love it, Gail! I am so inspired with shutters, I am going to the ReStore next week (or two) and will be picking some up! I have a couple of ideas after watching you marvelously talented lades do so many things with them!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  28. Love what you did with the shutter. I have two shutters hinged together (covered with curtains) on my screened in porch, makes for a private screen of sorts when guests sleep over on the porch.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  29. Gail, beautiful job on the shutter!

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