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Enclosed Porch Makeover: Paint!

Covered Patio Makeover copy

Ok guys. This is SERIOUSLY starting to get good. Paint is all the wall!


Who remembers this nasty color? The trim was this weird brownish color and the wall was this brownish color. It was time for some major paint.


For the wall color, I chose Crushed Ice from Sherwin Williams and had Home Depot match the color for the Behr paint plus primer. It worked like a charm to cover the dark color. I did one coat, then a second coat over the textured places that the paint didn’t go all the way in. It looks fabulous!


It made the room so much brighter. Now for the window seals. I didn’t want to do anything too pricey, so I got some cheapo Better Homes and Gardens Glidden paint from Walmart. I used the Cotton White color. So much better!


I can’t even tell you how much better things are looking now that the window seals are done! I was really avoiding the ceiling for as long as I could, but I finally buckled down and did it.


I was sure to wipe it down so that it would be nice and clean before I started painting. As soon as I started to wipe it off, The weirdo texture started coming off! First of all, who texturizes a bead board ceiling?! I was SO excited that the texture came off so that I could have a nice and smooth ceiling. I couldn’t wait to cover up the brown paint that the previous owners got on the ceiling and the random places that didn’t have any paint on it at all. Surprisingly enough, painting the ceiling wasn’t all that bad! I can say that now that I am done. It was totally worth it.


Sorry for the cruddy picture, but I couldn’t wait any longer to take pictures!

I am not even kidding you, you will DIE when you see what I did to this room today! I am so excited to show you!

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Monday 25th of May 2015

Did you use interior or exterior paint? We are wanting to paint our enclosed porch and are wondering which paint would work better. Thanks!


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Are you talking about the walls? For mine, I used interior paint because my space was more of an indoor space. It wasn't touched by outside water or elements at all. If your space will be getting wet or dirty from the outdoors, I would recommend exterior paint.

Michelle Johnnie

Saturday 9th of June 2012

Yeah! We have a porch like that. It once was enclosed, but someone before us opened it back up. We love having a big porch swing and watching the cars and neighbors go by! Good for you. I love the new paint!

Stacie Couch

Thursday 7th of June 2012

You are my hero! I would never attempt to tackle something this big. It looks awesome, and I am sure the best is yet to come!

Tiffany Montgomery

Thursday 7th of June 2012

It is crazy how much changing a color in a room can do. Such a great change! And texturing a beadboard ceiling is pretty weird... Crazy previous homeowners. But now, you are giving that house the love it needs. I'm excited to see more of this makeover.


Thursday 7th of June 2012

Wow, huge transformation! Isn't paint glorious! :) in 2009 we painted our entire great room/ kitchen/ dinning room area. It was a neon peach color... Yuck! We chose Restoration Hardware's color Toast, and had it color matched. We also used this color for part of our 2-toned baby nursery. Well it is very similar to that brown on your porch, but lighter, and looks like chocolate milk. I now hate it and want to re-paint haha. It's just a BIG space! We hired someone to paint it last time, we may do that again!