My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling,I was beginning to assume I’d certainly not get this entrance porch ceiling achieved! I usually benefit from on the very least part of the strategy of the initiatives I cope with, nonetheless, there was fully nothing pleasurable about this one, aside from the second that I put that closing brush stroke of paint on it and can title it accomplished. I really feel it was a mix of participating on an endeavor that was over my head (really, not metaphorically, and I hate working over my head day after day after day), and the over-100-degree local weather.

However it absolutely’s accomplished. I obtained the tongue-and-groove pine boards put in, the ceiling trimmed out, and the entire issue painted. Proper right here’s the best way it appears to be now…

finished front porch ceiling 1 tongue and groove boards painted haint blue - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

This porch is type of the enhance from the distinctive porch, which regarded this…

house exterior painted Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray and Extra White close up angle of front porch 2 before 1 - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

The distinctive ceiling sat correct on the prime of the doorways and residential home windows…

front porch ceiling before - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

So as soon as I had the model new Hardi plank siding put in last summer time season, I had them take away the aluminum siding, shiplap siding, and needlessly low framing on the ceiling, which left a barely vaulted look…

house exterior painted sherwin williams mindful gray and extra white front porch closeup still needs work - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

It’s excellent how together with merely these 10 or so inches of the realm fully eliminated the cave-like actually really feel of the porch ceiling.

I didn’t want Hardi boards put in on the doorway porch roof or on the porch posts, so I instructed them to go away these areas unfinished so I would do them myself. I obtained the posts wrapped once more in March (you can see that process here), and the ceiling was the ultimate primary porch endeavor.

I wanted the ceiling boards to go perpendicular to the boards on the porch floor, so my brother and I put in these 2 x 4 spacers between the current rafters so that I’d have one factor to nail the ceiling boards too.

spacers added to framing on front porch ceiling - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

After which I used 2.5-inch 16-gauge nails to place within the pine tongue-and-groove boards.

front porch ceiling tongue and groove boards during installation - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

After all of the boards have been up, I trimmed round them with 1″ x 2″ PVC boards (because of they match the texture of the Hardi trim with out the ache of working with concrete fiber merchandise and with out the need for the actual coil nail gun that I don’t personally and didn’t must lease).

I mixed my very personal paint shade for the ceiling, nonetheless, I solely had ample paint for one coat, so I wanted to have it shade matched to get additional paint. The Home Depot shade matcher did a reasonably good job, and that’s the elements it gave for the colour…

paint formula for light haint blue porch ceiling - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

That element ended up being solely a tiny bit lighter and brighter than my genuine shade, so I dumped the gallon of paint proper right into a two-gallon bucket and mixed in about 6 ounces of a medium teal paint that I had obtainable, and it turned out equivalent to I wanted it.

finished front porch ceiling 4 tongue and groove boards painted haint blue - My Accomplished Tongue-and-Groove Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

It’s merely blue ample to look blue in opposition to the white trim, however, it’s not so blue that it appears to choose it belongs in a toddler’s room.

I’m so glad to have this endeavor in my rear view mirror. Now this porch merely desires a few additional touchups, some cleaning, after which I can add some chairs, potted vegetation, and completely different decorative stuff give it some life and persona.

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