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Friday, June 20, 2014

screened porch/deck reveal

Well it's been almost a year since I first blogged about our plans to have our deck roofed and screened.  I've shared updates and sneak peeks along the way, and today I'm finally revealing the whole space!  I'm so thrilled with our new outdoor space!  We spend so much time out here!  

screened-in deck

As a reminder this is how our old deck looked from this same viewpoint. 


We liked our old deck, but being that it was almost 30 years old, even though it doesn't look like it in the above photo, it was in need of some major repair.  Many of the boards needed to be replaced and while we contemplated just building a new deck, we thought we'd probably use this space a whole lot more if it were screened.............and we'd sort of always dreamed of having a house with a screened in outdoor space..............so we went for it and we honestly couldn't be happier!  Bugs are so bad here in Kentucky, and it's so nice to be able to enjoy being outside without having to hose yourself down with bug spray. 

And now I'll shut up and just show you a boatload of pictures.  ;) 

screened deck

Our Fifth House - screened deck reveal

screened deck/porch

outdoor dining space on screened porch

screened-in porch

outdoor fireplace

screened-in deck with outdoor grill area

screened-in deck/porch

hanging succulent baskets

trunk turned outdoor coffee table

screened-in porch decor

outdoor sectional

glass bird case - outdoor decor

Sorry for the picture overload.  Thanks so much for checking out our new screened in deck!  And thanks to all those who've stuck around over the last year waiting for me, the slowest blogger that ever was, to finally reveal the whole shebang!  

You can find more details in these posts here:  

Happy Friday friends! 

50 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love the dining chairs and the comfy sectional.. I love it all!!! Well done Carmel!

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  2. That looks amazing! I would love a screened in space here in Georgia!

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  3. Wow, I could just live out there! It's all so beautiful and looks very comfortable too. And that ceiling just blows me away - like being in a tree house - the best tree house ever! Enjoy your fabulous new space!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! We pretty much do live out there!

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  4. I absolutely love it Carmel! It's such a gorgeous space! My favorite parts are definitely the fireplace and the gorgeous vaulted ceiling!

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  5. Oh my goodness. It's BEAUTIFUL! *insert jealous face here.*

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking! Fabulous space to spend outdoor time!!! I love the fireplace. Might have to talk hubby into adding one to our porch.

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  7. It's stunning! I think you will be spending a lot of time out there! Enjoy!
    -Shelley

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  8. Looks fantastic! Where did you get the rug in the "living" area?

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! The rug is from Pottery Barn. I bought it last summer, but I think it's still available. I linked to it in this post here - - http://www.ourfifthhouse.com/2014/05/campaign-trunk-turned-outdoor-coffee.html

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  9. It's just amazing! I love the ceiling. Everything is so eclectic but works so well together!

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  10. WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Carmel!!! I love everything about your new screened porch, you did an awesome job in creating the perfect outdoor space. Pinning and sharing this!

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  11. Um, when can I come over! This looks like such a fab oasis for your family. Well done!

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  12. WOW! This is just tremendous! I love the design, the decor, the plant life...the colors are so rich and full of life and warmth! Great work! I'll be over for cocktails soon...

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  13. Like I said on IG already, it's like a resort. So pretty

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  14. It looks fabulous, Carmel! We live in Kentucky too, and I get eaten up like crazy by mosquitos... we've talked about screening in our deck and this is definitely tempting me to go for it!
    - Lora

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  15. Nice post! I will follow your blog as my pattern for decorating my kitchen cabinets next week! Thank you for sharing!
    modern-living-room

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  16. Carmel, I seriously could not love your screened in porch more! I love the design of the actual porch and how you decorated it - what a fabulous space to hang with family and friends and not have to move inside when the bugs come out in full force!! Enjoy it this summer!!

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  17. Such a great space! I don't think I would ever want to leave!

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  18. it is so beautiful and cozy!! I adore the wood clad ceiling, it's gorgeous!

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  19. What a beautiful space! I would love to have a screened in porch at our house. This gives me lots of ideas. Enjoy it!

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  20. it's amazing! and your photography is beautiful as well. :) i want to come relax with you there!

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  21. So inviting! If I may ask, is the couch comfortable & where did you purchase?

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    1. It is pretty comfortable. The cushions themselves aren't the highest quality but overall the sectional is really pretty great. We found it on ebay.

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  22. I am soooooo jealous. It is perfection. Seriously. I'd be out there every waking minute.

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  23. Carmel!!! Wow, what an incredible porch! I love the soaring knotty pine (?) ceiling and the cozy eclectic style! Wonderful job creating such a beautiful space!

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  24. My man would love a space like this. He hates mosquitoes and I love to eat outside. So we face a small problem. Love the final look. It's like a whole new living space.
    http://llibbyslifestyle.blogspot.com.au

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  25. This is stunning! So gorgeous!!

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  26. I love this space. This is where I would be all day. It looks so inviting.

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  27. omg this is what i've been dreaming about too :) I would love to see some pics of it from the outside! you have done a fabulous job of decorating it too - wow!! I am totally jealous! (in a good way) can't wait to show my husband these pictures. Happy summer!

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  28. I am happy for you but damn jealous! I have wanted a screened in porch forever and ever.....Love what you have done...so cozy!

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  29. You did such an amazing job! I love all the colors and textures. Such a great space to relax and entertain.

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  30. Looks amazing! I was wondering where you got the sectional pieces?

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  31. This space is absolutely amazing! It is truly an extension of the rest of your home and I don't blame you for never wanting to leave :-) Is it okay if I'm a drop (ok, a lot) jealous?? Enjoy it!!

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  32. Just dreamy! I think I would sleep out there too! Really love it......

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  33. I'm coming over with wine!!!!! Girl, this is gorgeous. Gorgeous I say!! Your living space just got bigger in the best way. Hope you're having a blast on vacay!

    xoxo

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  34. This is beautiful!!! I love the gold/brass side table. Where did you find it? I've been on a hunt for something like that for awhile now and would love it if you could point me in a good direction!! Thank you

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    1. It was a Target clearance find from this past fall. I've seen some similar looking tables at HomeGoods too - hope that helps!

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  35. Could you tell me about your TV? Is it an outdoor TV? If not, do you bring it inside with cold weather, etc.?
    Love your space!

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    1. It's not an outdoor tv. Being in the center of the room it doesn't get too exposed. We just leave it outside over the winter - so far no issues but it's only been through one winter.

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  36. Beautiful space! I love that it's big enough to lounge in AND also eat in!! I would live there all summer long. I've been jonesing for a screened-in porch forEVER. Can I ask what the dimensions are? It looks to be the perfect size. Also, is there a door/stairs that lead to your yard, or is there only access from inside the house?
    xo Bets

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    1. I think it's 14 x19 - maybe just a tad larger. It's not much larger than what our old deck was but it feels so much larger because their is no walkway - the screen doors are on the front of both sides so the entire space is usable for living.

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