Our Porch Ceiling Change Of Plans

Here is our front porch, in progress:

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As you can see, G.O. is in the middle of stripping all the old paint

from our porch’s original bead board ceiling.

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Our plans were to paint the ceiling a pretty pale blue.

Exhibits A – B + C:

exterior pale blue ceiling with wicker

exterior pale blue ceiling with black rockers

exteriior pale blue ceiling

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,

this happened:

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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.

bathroom of fixer upper shower

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:

wood exterior columns

wood exterior fixer upper

wood exterior shutters

wood exterior window boxes

So.

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:

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You can easily see the portion that’s not been fully stripped:

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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?

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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!”?

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2 responses to “Our Porch Ceiling Change Of Plans

  • Dolores

    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?

  • cardinalkay64

    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.

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