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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Farmhouse Screen Porch

I love screened porches! When I bought the Victorian Farmhouse, I knew it was my chance to add one. I looked at a lot of pictures of screen porches to see how they were made. I basically made a frame with a floor. Nothing is permanently attached to the house yet, I'm still in mockup stage.

I purchased the screen door and built the frame around it. I made it to sit on top of the porch, so I could slide it out, in case I changed my mind. I left the back open to the rear of the house for access. 

I started with a piece of craft wood for my floor and cut it to fit the porch. I used square wood dowels and a porch post to form the frame and ready-made porch railing at the bottom. I added unfinished wood flooring to the bottom of the screen porch in the inside. 

I recycled a real life window screen, I cut down to size and used screen it to cover the mini screen porch. (The screen is left unattached until I paint the porch.) I used porch posts, square dowels and thin unfinished wood picture frames for decorative trim on the rest of the lower porch. 

I also finally got a chance to use the porch swing I've had for years, I used mini hooks and screwed it into a beam. 

On the second story porch, I replaced the original railings with ones I ordered from Real Good Toys and newel posts. I cut and used the original kit posts and added large furniture buttons, finial caps and small squares to the tops and bottoms.

P.S. Can someone tell me why I can no longer make comments or replies to my blog or anyone else's under my google account??????

Or see the pins made from my blog in Stats???????


  1. Looks great!

    Not sure what the deal is with the google account. They seem to change things without warning and we're just expected to deal with it.

  2. Hi Jocelyn! I Love your porch! It is such a great addition to any project but looks like it always belonged on yours!
    I am having trouble with comments too... not in other people's blogs, but getting into my own blog comments is nearly impossible. I don't know what the problem is, it is really disappointing and frustrating! I wish I knew how to help you. Just know you are not alone!

  3. I love it. It fits perfectly with the house. I love the swing too.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Your screened porch is so pretty. I recently made my blog on Wordpress and when I wanted to leave comments on Google blogs, I could only do it from my phone. The only difference was that on my phone I was logged into Google+ and on my other devices I had deleted Google+ because it was no longer supported. I loaded and signed on to the Google app and this is proof that it worked! Hope this helps.

  5. If using google+ they stopped it. All othe Google services remain. Not sure if this helps. The house is amazing

  6. Porches must be my favourite thing on American houses - take in the garden and the weather and say Hi to your neighbours. Win, win.

  7. Mow this is going to be SOOOOOO GOOD! I love it! Can't wait to see more!

  8. Hi Jocelyn, I agree with Marilyn's comment regarding American porches. There is something very inviting and relaxing about them and your decision to install one to your farmhouse project make perfect sense!
    Your cleverness of building your structure around the door was a great idea and the enclosure with the porch swing is Exactly where I would like to be, during a long hot summer!