Porch Progress plus History and Home Link Party

Welcome to week 26 of the History & Home link party – whoa, is that half-a-year?  It is! Time flies, doesn’t it?  This is the place for bloggers to share their stories about home decor, home DIY, antiques, vintage finds, history and historic places.  If you don’t write a blog yourself, just enjoy reading what the folks have shared, we’re all so glad you’re here!

Today I’m sharing our recent progress on our screened porch.  Hooray!  Progress…finally!

Those of you who have been reading We Call It Junkin since the beginning might recall that I showed you this “before” picture back in May or June.  This is the Hubby’s workshop / motorcycle garage / man cave / garden shed under construction:



His getting a bigger shed freed up the smaller shed for me to store my vintage dishes collection overflow, which is working out great.  I need to share some pics of that soon, too.  Anyway, the plan was to build a screened porch on the end of the shop, detached from the house.  This might seem strange, but there’s a method to our madness.

A screened porch isn’t really suitable for the front of our house, just because of the neighborhood and the style.  The sides of the house are off-limits due to set back requirements.  That leaves the rear side of the house, on which we hope to build a sun room, so no sense building a screened porch there, only to tear it right back down again!

Hubby had the great idea to put a screened porch on the end of his new shop / shed and I think it’s looking great!



The shop will have windows with shutters eventually, a gray/white/black paint job, and landscaping if I get my way. 🙂

The porch just had a flat deck all winter, but with the nice weather this past weekend, we managed to get the roof on and some of the screen framing done.  I’ve already been collecting vintage lawn furniture, end tables, decor….more on that coming on Friday, so be sure to tune in for that.

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23 thoughts on “Porch Progress plus History and Home Link Party

  1. I can’t wait to see how this turns out. I want to screen in our front porch so we will use it more. We live out in the country and I have decorated it in head and think it would be awesome!

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  2. You are going to enjoy the heck out of your screened porch when it is done. I can see it now, all decorated up for the seasons as they pass. Thank you for hosting today. I appreciate being able to link with your party!

  3. The shed and screened porch are going to be great. I would love to see pictures of your vintage china overflow, and how you store them. thanks for hosting the party Dawn!

  4. Your workshop and screened porch look absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished product and I know you will decorate your porch so beautifully!

  5. Hi Dawn! It was SO nice to see you visit my card projects. I’m doing really well, my husband is feeling great and is even back to work! I hope you and your family are well and enjoying this new year of promise. Lots of cute blogs on this weeks linky show. Best of luck, always, Victoria Lavender

  6. Dawn, you are going to enjoy that screened porch so much. And what a great solution in finding the right place for it. On top of that, another “room” to decorate. It doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks for hosting the party. ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

  7. Hi! I’m new to the party… and therefore a late arrival 🙂
    Looks like a fun time though so I will be back!
    That’s neat that you’re building a porch — it doesn’t matter where it is, only that you have one!

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