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Enclosed Porch Makeover Intro

Welcome to what could be my biggest project yet!

Covered Patio Makeover copy

I am so excited to get this area looking pretty! It has always been that area of our house that I have just ignored, but it is the first thing people see when they come to our house! It was in need of some serious help!


Nasty brown walls with the trim painted the same color and THE WORST tile ever created. This color makes me want to vomit! I have some major plans for all of this! My first project… taking down all of the baseboards and the one strip of molding there was.


This was one of the more disgusting things I have ever done. There were families of earwigs that went to die behind my baseboards, big, gaping holes behind it with spider nests, dirt, and who knows what else. I would like to pretend I was really brave and tough about it, but it was not an easy task! Not to mention I may or may not have used a few naughty words in my brain when I was cussing out the person who put this trim up with the longest nails in history and in some places caulking the crap out of the back of it. It was a learning experience to take it off!


Next, I did a lot of foam spraying and hole filling. After the foam dried, I cut off all of the excess with a knife. I know that this is going to help my house stay warm and cool and also keep nasty critters out of my house!

There is a lot more to come. I can’t wait to tell you about paint colors, inspiration, and learning experiences!

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Tuesday 5th of June 2012

Hi McKenzie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


Friday 1st of June 2012

Yikes! But hopefully that is the worst of your journey with the enclosed porch. Can't wait to see the transformation!!

--Tiffany @ The Mister and Missus