|I love all the greenery used on this porch!|
I also heard it called "haint paint", and had no idea what that meant, until as a young teen, my family visited some of the South Carolina low-country's plantations, where it was explained that the people of the Gullah culture believed the blue paint kept away evil spirits. You can read more about the traditions of a blue porch ceiling here.
|Front porch with a blue ceiling|
I'm just getting started on this porch project, and so far I have cleared the porch, and have had the porch ceiling painted blue. I chose a beautiful pale grayish-blue by Sherwin Williams, Atmospheric
|Atmospheric SW 6505|
The home-owners are still making some decisions about their style choices. We've looked at many designs and inspirations, but they are looking at a Transitional/French Country/Shabby Chic look, and I am attempting to mesh those styles together for them. If you would like a look at some spaces that are inspiring this project take a look at my Pinterest board for porches. Don't know about Pinterest?
You're going to LOVE it ~ I promise!
I'll be posting some pictures soon, as we begin the porch makeover journey, but I wanted to tell you about it first, and give you some background and history on a great Southern tradition. Do you have a great front porch? I would love to see it!
The Woo-Hoo Gal
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