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The porch demolition has begun!

Have I mentioned that we’re taking in our back porch for me a craft room? I’ve always wanted a room to work in, but never had one. We had this back porch next to the patio that we never used. Once upon a time it was actually kinda cute, but when we did some remodeling on our house a few years ago, some things got stored out there and we just never bothered to clean it up. If we can live without using or missing the back porch for a few years, why not make it into something useful? Here’s what it looks like now. This picture is after I’ve got all the flowerpots off the shelf thingy and after the leaves have been swept out and some other junk drug out. And there’s still crap under there.

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(Gah! What a horrible picture! The color and lighting’s all wrong!)

It has green/gray marble tiles on the floor, half a century old. The windows will stay simply because we don’t want to go to that much trouble. The columns will come down. There will be two big windows and another glass door. The area is probably 15′ or so long. The only bad thing about it is that it’s only going to be 6′ wide. Quite the challenge there. I’ll be very limited as to what can go on the walls. At the moment I have nothing. Ricky made a good looking bookshelf for me, but it still needs painting.

It was also a challenge picking out a color for the walls. I went with a white because the space is so small and I didn’t want to feel closed in. We’ll see how it turns out.

I’m really excited about getting my very own room, but today I’ve been excited about finding some cool things I forgot I had! And see that shutter? How neat is that? No, I didn’t forget I had it. Just couldn’t get to it. I’m hoping to bring it into the house somewhere, but not sure where it could go. It came from my in-laws’ place. I don’t know that it was ever on their house though. I never saw any shutters like that and it was the only one. I found it out in the storage shed a long time ago and brought it home.

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Hi! I'm Wanda, the owner of Just Vintage and this is my blog where I talk about buying, selling, and decorating with all things vintage. I want to help you learn what to buy for resale and maybe give you inspiration in decorating, even if it's what NOT to do.

11 thoughts on “The porch demolition has begun!

  1. Your own space, I’m so jealous!! I’m looking forward to seeing the transformation. I’d love to be able to spread my wings, I know I’d be much more productive. Such a sweet Easter giveaway. You can just send them right over.

  2. I am a faithful follower too:)

  3. What fun to build out a place of your own. Loving that you are finding treasures. My family tells me all the time to go shopping in our storage room to find things I’d forgotten.

  4. Oh Wanda that’s going to be so wonderful for you! I have always wanted my own craft room…even though I’m not very crafty *winks* I can’t wait to see how you finish it off. Vanna

  5. Hi Wanda, Oh how I love the name of your blog! Can’t wait to see how your porch turns out, looks like a lot of work, but I’m certain it will be worth it. xxx tami

  6. I cannot wait to see the progress…I am listening to the storm as I type this…hope this does not interfere with the demolition duty! Tiff

  7. wow…project underway!! Can’t wait to see it all done! Keep us posted.

  8. Looks like a of of work but so worth it when done.

    Thanks for the visit and comment about my cross on music paper.
    Pleeease let me know if you do one. I love to show off other peoples creations!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

  9. Hi Wanda! A workspace of your own is a wonderful thing. Looking forward to the finished room. I love mine – it started out as about 1/4 of the basement, and is now over 1/2…yikes! You may have an “addition” in your future too! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – it’s always nice to meet another fellow junker!

    Kathy

  10. Can’t wait to see the finished room! How exciting!

  11. Hi Wanda,
    nice to meet you.It looks like you will have a lot of work but it will be so worth it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    XO Marie

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