There’s always a lot going on at the Charmer…and really sometimes too much. Between getting the garden ready, estimates for two bathroom remodels, we also took on a smaller spring porch project. All this with my energy being at a low since my sinusitis came back since our trip to Ky. The way I look at it I feel bad sitting I might as well feel bad getting things done.
I’ll admit I have a thing about privacy, I really do! I always relate it the fact that I was one of ten children…there was NEVER any alone time. We had ONE bathroom for 12 people. Since my childhood my need to be alone and have privacy is very important to me. I love being alone and could go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone. Since we’ve both retired that’s become impossible. So creating “solitary” areas is big on my list.
The back porch has gone through many transformations, the first was a major one turning the porch from very ugly to something quite nice in 2011. If you liked to see what the project entailed click here.
We added a privacy screen and click here to see how we made it. The porch sits up high, see the fence, its over six feet tall, but is only 4′ when we are standing on our deck. Sitting on my deck my goal is to feel that no one else exists to I want to be with my thoughts.
In 2014 we added a metal barn roof to the porch, click here.
The porch in her Fall 2014 look.
Hanging sheers around the porch helped increase the level of privacy.
But there was one area I wanted to close up to increase the privacy even more.
Its an area left of Harriet Hoosier…if you’d like read about her, click here.
An area behind the privacy screen about 4 x 11′. The deck wraps around 4 x 5.
This area, which really needs a new paint job, is where our air conditioner is and a gate leading to the front of the Charmer, and the other side is our grill. From the picture you can imagine why I don’t want to see it…Oh, this area also stores my greenhouse when not in use.
Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and her husband, Terry, sold their other house and she reached out to me before they moved to stop by and see if there was anything I wanted. Never having met her I wanted to head out and take her to lunch to meet her in person!
They offered us the doors used in their guest bedroom as a headboard…they were in the process of moving their furniture to storage and didn’t want to take these with.
I thought of using them in several different ways, but when spring sprouted her lovely head a light bulb moment hit me how I would use them.
They made a great privacy screen and the area is quartered off using two of the doors and a curtain in the middle.
Mr C wouldn’t pug in using the third door. Having lived in the Charmer for over 12 years before meeting Mr. C where I did all the work/remodeling. If I wanted something a certain way I did it that way. But I guess that’s a compromise of being married.
It really came out nice and the door on the right swings back in case we need to move something larger back there. Sorry my photos didn’t come out the best and I did rush taking them since there is so much going on! Weren’t you suppose to remind me that I didn’t want to do any projects this year!!!!
Its provided another cozy sitting area on the porch.
Since I’ve completely re-arranged the porch it was hard getting photos without showing the rest. Still a little tweaking before I share. So glad we took the time to do this spring porch project proving a cozy sitting area and thanks to Kris and Terry for giving them to us.