Outdoor Refresh Week three of the One Room challenge

This week has gone by so fast! And for some good news, the May weather is finally cooperating over here. It actually hit 70 degrees. Woot! That, combined with our progress, has us feeling pretty accomplished this week. This week we spent our time working on the porch ceiling.

But first, If you are stopping by for the first time, you can catch up with our weekly updates for the One Room Challenge here.

Week One/Week Two

Cedar Shake Ceiling on Porch

Here is what we started with. The ceiling was not only in need of a paint job but some of the wood was beginning to rot.

Before porch picture

We spent a day making repairs before we started wrapping the porch in cedar. I am not going to lie the recent price increases in lumber (especially cedar) had us thinking twice about this detail. But I really wanted to tie the cedar elements together with what we had added to the deck last week. We originally were going to plank the ceiling itself but we had a lot of cedar shake leftover (and again pricey) so we decided to use the shakes on the ceiling also.

Cedar Porch Ceiling

We are loving the look. And excited to see some progress, Speaking of progress you should see what everyone else is up to this week!

Find the featured One Room Challenge Designers here and my fellow Guest Participants here.

and as always a HUGE thank you to the Team at the One Room Challenge!

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Until Next time,


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  1. anita Holland says:

    It looks really great with the cedar, you made a great choice to add it. It is shocking that prices have sky rocketed since the start of covid.

  2. Lindsey says:

    The cedar shingles look amazing!

  3. Michelle says:

    Love that ceiling ….. WOW.

  4. Maria says:

    Cedar looks amazing, what a great look

  5. linda johnston says:

    Looks so beautiful!

  6. Deana Landers says:

    I love it, especially the cedar shingles. It is fresh and beautiful

  7. Nancy says:

    Wow those cedars shanks look amazing on the ceiling. What a great use of leftover materials and way to go saving money on not buying other materials for the ceiling.

  8. meegan says:

    What a great way to add texture and interest. It looks beautiful and refreshed.

  9. Grandma's House DIY says:

    I’ll be featuring you this week – thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party. Happy June!

  10. Lifestyle Connected says:

    I am fascinated by these traditional american houses. A couple of French friends have moved to the U.S 3 years ago, in Louisiana, and every time they post pictures of such small towns with their adorable houses I wish I could join them on a trip!

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