Friday, May 8, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Back Porch

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My back porch had an ugly floor. See the cracks? You might need to click on the pictures, but they're really ugly.




Here's a shot of the other side.


First, we hired two men. Next, the porch was emptied. Then, it was pressured cleaned.


The cracks were filed in and a tape applied.


A concrete material was applied. Now, I'll bet you can see where the cracks were!



Here's the other side all patched up. It was sanded down and then new color applied.


The finished porch.




Now, I like the way my porch looks!

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41 comments:

Patti VZ said...

And we love our Florida porches! It looks like a nice one to read in the early morning or evening.

Barbara said...

Wow Sally what a wonnderful redo. They can do so much with concrete today it is amazing. I love your new floor.

Happy Friday

Becky K. said...

Very nice!

Your porch looks like a nice place to be.

tea said...

Love the porch! I would never get up from my seat.

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Sally, Your porch is amazing, and they did a great job, you can't even see where they did the work. Look at the beautiful green grass, what a lovely setting. ~ Robyn

April said...

BEAUTIFUL...it almost looks like you're sitting outside!

sara said...

wow!

I have to say, what I wouldn't give to be sitting on that porch today!! beautiful porch, view and friend!!! It would be perfect!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

What a nice sun room I would love that one if it were mine!
Diane

Dixie said...

Love your Florida sun porch and the crackless version looks great!

Hey... got any gators in that water back there?

Love Bears All Things said...

I was too busy looking at the view to notice the cracks. I would love having my coffee out there or a glass on wine in the evening. I imagine I would spent much time on this porch. They did a good job of resurfacing it. Who would have thought.
Mama Bear

Cindy said...

Looks great. I'll bet you'll enjoy it more this summer. Thanks for stopping at my blog.
Cindy

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

Sally it looks wonderful! I am so happy that you got this done for yourself. I know how it is when you think something is an eyesore. It just kinda takes an edge off the joy. Now you can enjoy the whole summer on your gorgeous patio. Have a truly blessed weekend. Love to you.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

B-E-A-U-T-iful! I like the new color you chose, it compliments your furniture for a fresh clean look.
I'll bet you enjoy sitting out there to read now.

raxx a day in the life said...

A simple enough makeover but the results are a WOW factor! Not that your porch needs much help, what with the great veiw and green green grass!

Lora said...

What a great porch! It's my goal to someday have a screened-in porch:) They remind me of my grandparents' house, I just love them!

Barb said...

Sally,
Your porch floor looks nice, and I'm glad you were able to get it fixed.

Think i will post what my thoughts were when i saw the pics of the 'before' and read what you said.

Blessings,
Barbara jean

Gattina said...

Wow ! you must purr like a cat when you look at your new floor ! What a difference !

Elena said...

Your porch is beautiful! Florida is so green! How fun it must be to sit out there and see all around:) Thanks for sharing!

Boo-Bah said...

Your porch looks like a nice place to sit and relax on a warm summer day. I would like to be sitting there enjoying a nice glass of ice cold Diet rite.

Iris

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

They did a fabulous job! Your porch, yard, and lake looks a lot like ours!
We love it!

Katherine

Judi said...

Wow Sally..that looks great! What a great job they did. That looks like such a nice place to sit out in. Really pretty.
have a lovely day
Judi

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Your back porch looks great. A job well done. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Julie said...

What a beautiful Fresh New Look! The porch looks GREAT!
Have a wonderful Friday..julie

Cathy said...

Very pretty, Sally, and your view is nice.

Lori said...

Oh wow, what a transformation!! It looks great...but I thought it looked pretty nice before too. I bet you really enjoy all that sunshine, don't ya?!
Have a great weekend!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sally,
The guys did a great job, and it looks terrific!! Now go and enjoy.
Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! They did a great job! Your porch looks fabulous. laurie

tammy said...

Looks fabulous!

Leann said...

ohhh...Ahhh...very nice:)

Enjoy your new floor and outdoor space!

Leann

Lynns Lovelies said...

Great Show and Tell, Sally!!I grew up in Florida and we always had a 'screened in patio'. It was basically just another room and I have many happy memories...
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment...Love this!

Hugs,
Lynn

marty39 said...

It looks gorgeous. I had no idea how they could fix cracks, but yours turned out wonderful. What a great space now. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Bellamere Cottage said...

Wow! I didn't even know they could do that! It looks so fresh and nice! Kick your feet up and have a nice iced tea!

Blessings,
Spencer

Clif said...

Great job. Looks great...I was in a hurry this morning. I was on my way to a funeral. I might as well not been in a hurry. The preacher droned on and on and on. I thought I was going to scream. After reading that lengthy post I didn't have time to leave a comment. I only had time for YOU. LOL

LBP said...

Wow! That is beautiful! What a huge difference.

Joyce said...

I had no idea they could do this. I bet I could do that to my driveway too, well actually have a pro fix it for us. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Joyce

bj said...

A wonderful porch...
Living so close to the water, do you have trouble with snakes??

Lisa Ann said...

Your porch looks lovely.

ivoryspring said...

Oh, I absolutely love your screened in porch!

Chandy said...

Beautiful transformation, Sally! I like this color better! It opens up your porch more! Happy lounging!

JanMary said...

Loved seeing the before, during and after pics of the porch.

Enjoy using it :)

Barbara H. said...

That looks great!! I had no idea how they fixed those things!