Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blogger Spotlight - butterfly & bungalow

For the last few months I have been following
the renovations of a back porch over at
butterfly & bungalow
I wanted to share it with you today.
They took out some old rotting walls, constructed some new,
and turned it into a beautiful shabby sleeping porch.

Have a look.

This is what we started with.
Four broken windows, a door and rotted wall boards.
This was removed immediately and brand new walls went up.
Details of construction are here
Even a list of the tools they used...awesome tip.

There's just something about following constructions of houses or additions.
I have done a bit of drywalling myself, but would love to someday put together a room such as this.
I think this is what attracted me to this progress, Sue and her hubby make it look so easy!
Hmmm....they may have to spend a summer up here with me in Canada.....hmmmm...

Back of the house.

Now we are starting to see some beauty!
Walls and floor painted.

Okay, now that the hard part is over,
let's get started with the fun......decorating the room to make it a cozy family gathering space.

Here is the after....

So lovely and elegant.

Love the petite chandeliers and the painted ceiling.

The other side of the room.
Laundry area and coffee centre.

The whole house is just so pretty,
through the dining room french doors you can see the brand new back sleeping porch.

Thank you my friend for letting us have a tour!
butterfly & bungalow


I will be linking up with these parties

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Tuesday At Our Home Our Home Away From Home
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Clever Chick Blog Hop at The Chicken Chick


  1. What a beautiful room... thank you for sharing it with all of us. I am off to check out more of the Blog. Have a great week!

  2. This transformation is totally amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh my gosh, Diane! You presented it better than me!!!! I'm so impressed.

    What a great article!

    Thank you, Sue.

  4. I too have been following the transformation of the porch. She has great taste and it looks beautiful.

  5. Beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh wow! Swoon! Every nook and cranny is just gorgeous! xoxo Jen

  7. I've loved seeing the changes they've made and you did a great post featuring it all! It's nice to visit you! Hugs from Florida!

  8. Su is so clever and artistic. She's made a really beautiful room here to match her beautiful home and family.

  9. That is a beautiful porch. They must get so much enjoyment from it. Thanks for sharing Diane.

  10. This was a fabulous makeover. I follow that blog too, the kitchen is stunning as well. Such a talented lady!

  11. Oh my my my Diane! Your addition is beyond fabulous. So glad to have found you at WOW!

  12. Sweet cottage. I love the laundry area so much!

  13. I've been following all the porch posts as well, Sue is so talented!