Quite a while ago (last fall) we ripped out our porch ceiling and started installing a beadboard ceiling.
Since it was so late in the year/too cold to paint, we left off here:
This spring we re-framed a large portion of the porch for a stronger structure.
We spacked, primed and painted the new structure.
We also installed crown molding to hide the imperfections.
Molding is a beautiful thing in that way.
As you can see, we also added some furring strips. We needed the one to cover a seam
(Long story: we cheated and hung the beadboard the opposite way so we had to make less cuts, but that left us with a big fat gap in the middle). We added the rest of them to balance it out. Plus now we have a little extra architectural detail. #winning
Then I used Zinsser Primer as a base coat. I primed before spackling/caulking because it’s easier to see all the nail holes from the nail gun afterwards.
Then I went to town with a huge tub of spackle and about 8 tubes of caulking.
Then I gave it a few coats of standard white exterior paint.
We also switched out the light for a white one.
Before we see a lovely final shot, let’s take one more glance at the before:
Mainly because these days I am living for Before and Afters.
Hoorah! Nice and clean!
Now I’m on the hunt for some porch chairs, have any recommendations?