Here is our front porch, in progress:
As you can see, G.O. is in the middle of stripping all the old paint
from our porch’s original bead board ceiling.
Our plans were to paint the ceiling a pretty pale blue.
Exhibits A – B + C:
Pale blue porch ceilings are a thing in the south.
I grew up in southern Illinois (which is very southern, BTW),
so I’ve been on board the blue ceiling train since I was a wee lass.
Anyway, just as we were discussing what pale blue paint to use,
We were both surprised at how pretty the natural wood ceiling is!
And, speaking of something being a design thing,
natural wood exterior accents are wildly popular now.
Have you noticed?
I first saw this trend on HGTV’s FIXER UPPER.
Okay, that mirror she’s touching is painted white,
but here are just a few natural wood accents from the show.
Exhibits D – E – F + G:
While we had our hearts set on a pale blue porch ceiling,
I think we’ve changed our minds.
That wood ceiling of ours is way too pretty in its natural state,
+ it wouldn’t be right to cover it with paint.
Exhibits H – I – J – K + L:
You can easily see the portion that’s not been fully stripped:
So. This just illustrates why one must be flexible when working on anything,
or as I like to call it: heading to Plan B.
The natural wood is so warm + lovely, isn’t it?
G.O. is such a perfectionist;
this change in plans will no doubt have him going back
over the entire porch ceiling again, maybe multiple times.
That’s his thing, + really.
How many times can I say, “It doesn’t have to be perfect!”?
October 7th, 2017 at 11:28 pm
Very nice!! I wouldn’t have thought of having the natural wood on the ceiling, but I love it…even more than the pale blue! I know you don’t like plastic shutters, but what would you think of natural wood shutters on the front two windows upstairs?
October 8th, 2017 at 12:31 am
Ha ha ha @ plastic shutters. The whole house is plastic, except for that porch ceiling! Let me have another look at the front of the house; I hadn’t considered shutters, but it might be a nice detail.