Like I need another project. . .

Do you ever visit Going Home to Roost? If not, you should, even if to simply see this porch makeover. (See here for a bigger view of the before/after above.)

Yeah, it's good. So good, in fact, I'm now thinking about our back balcony.

See, we have our own long, narrow porch, but it's the balcony and it sure could use some love. We recently had some of the wood replaced and there are exposed 2 x 4s that need to be painted. There's a gallon of white glossy outdoor paint just waiting to be cracked open, but who has the time for that?? Right now it's painted a tan paint similar to the siding color. White seems to be just the freshening up it needs. We're also thinking of screening it in, so it can be a Mabel-safe spot for relaxing and a semi-outdoor kitty-haven.

Here are a couple older pictures I found:

Of course, who knows when we'll get to yet another project (I'm full of 'em!) but I've already got the chairs. They are an irresistible glossy cherry red, and on clearance at Pier 1. We need a little side table {I'm thinking the Euro Style Sally Stool or an Offi Tiki} and definitely a few plants. The space is so narrow the furniture needs to have a small footprint, which means no lounge chairs.

I wonder if my nesting and project gears will ever stop turning. I think I need to start a fund-raising bike ride (or walk?) for the cure.

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