It’s been 3 months since we tore out the rotting trim and screens from our screen porch in the backyard and we’re finally making steps toward rebuilding it. I know, we’re really blazing through this project.
That flood light is positively prison-like. My plan is to center the junction box in the pediment and replace the light with a gooseneck barn light.
You can (barely) see our new sugar maple here on the left. Grow little buddy! Grow!
Clearly I’ve been experimenting with color.
One big question is…..what color to paint the trim, ceiling and doors/wall/sidelights? I want the whole porch to be one color, something bold and dark to envelope the space and make it cozy.
I’m going with Black Forest Green by Benjamin Moore. It’s a beautiful green-black.
Painting those mullions may cause me to lose my marbles but it’ll be worth it.
And yes, the outside of the screen porch trim will be painted the same dark color as the inside. Eventually the exterior of our house will be white without shutters and I thought it would be cool to make the screen porch stand out. Like this gorgeousness. Oh, a conservatory? Don’t mind if I do.
In typical jumping the gun fashion, I already planted blue hydrangeas along the front of the porch.
There won’t be much dough left over for decor or a crazy screen porch reveal. Except in my mind. But here’s a rough mock up of my plan for the vibe.
Black rattan chairs (Craigslist gods, please smile on me), zinc topped coffee table, neutral outdoor rug, ceiling lantern, garden stools, striped and patterned pillows, plants, etc.
Am I crazy to paint the whole thing black? What do you guys think? My husband did the”whatever you think is best, dear” thing. But I’ve trained him well when it comes to design stuff. I need an unbiased opinion.