The Husband takes care of the outside of our house because I do not do outside. The sun and I don’t get along, and all the bugs love me way too much. So I just don’t do outside – unless it is on a screened porch. When I was in college, my parents moved to a house with a screened porch, and I would spend my entire summer swinging on the porch. From that point, I knew that I wanted a screened porch for my house. Our first house did not have a screened porch, or anywhere that we could easily add one. Our current house did not have a screened porch, but it did come with part of the deck covered. When we looked at the house, I knew that one day we would screen it in. Well my friends, that day has finally come.
Isn’t it fabulous?!?! I could not be happier. This project initially started last summer, but we kept running into road blocks that made it to where this project lasted well longer than it should have. But it is finally done!
We had the main set of stairs moved over to make the screened in section as big as it could be – because why wouldn’t we make it as big as it could be? And then we had the other set of stairs removed. It confused the Girls for a while (and then they really got confused when we added a doggie door not only in the den, but also in the screened porch), but they are starting to get used to it.
Once we began to move forward with screening in the area, I knew we needed a swing. I had found several swings on Pinterest that made my heart swoon – as they were not your average run of the mill swing, they were the mother of all swings: Here, here and here.
So I knew this is what my screened porch needed. While perusing Craigslist, I came across a listing for handmade furniture – and one of the items on his posting was my swing. A short email and phone call later, my swing was ordered and a few short weeks later, it was hanging in my new screened porch! I am going to add several more pillows to make it perfect.