Leon and I have been working on our screened porch for a long time now- longer than I've been blogging. It had fallen into disrepair. The screen panels needed to be replaced, and all of the paint need to be stripped and redone. Tow of the paint stripping jobs in particular were very diifficult.
The ceiling is beadboard. It's really hard to get all the paint out ouf the little channels that the beading forms.
The chimney was such a horrible task that I've left it during the entire 20 years that I've lived in this house. There were many layers of thick paint on it. The previous owners had decided on avocado green as the outermost layer. Leon did most of the stripping. I think it looks great back in the natural brick.
Last weekend we painted the floor a light terracotta, thereby finishing the project. Even though it has been in process, we have really come to enjoy eating out there in the summertime. Dinner on the porch while we watch the firelflies blinking on the lawn is one of the things that I really enjoy about living here.