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Monday, September 27, 2021

Finally!!!

You may recall that we have been working on a porch project.  It seems to be the never ending project...
We started 3 years ago.  We thought we had a contractor lined up, but he just never started.  So - last year we actually got started with a new contractor.  Everything seemed to be a waiting game.  They poured cement, we waited.  They started framing, we waited.  They came to do the roof and then we waited.  You get the picture.
However, by last Fall a lot was done.  We were waiting for painting to be done on the rest of the house, stone work needed to be done on the pillars, Bob had to redo the landscaping...
I'm happy to say that now we are almost done!  The painter has to come back and do the windows and trim in the back, but that's all.
Here's a few pics from the beginning.

Here's a photo of what the house looked like before we started.



The cement has been poured.




The porch is finally taking shape.




Here is how things ended last year.  The porch was on, the roof was done.  We had a new front door and window installed and the siding was put on the front.



Although you can't see it well, Bob put in a new landscaping bed at the side of the house, that includes the 3 oak trees. 




This shows the stone work done on the pillars and the beams  and pillars all painted.




Bob painted the front door and the garage door.




Bob also painted the garden door white.  Prior to this it was natural, but with everything else being painted white, he did this too and I think it looks really nice.




One thing we are still waiting on is 2 white glider rockers.  Like everything else, they are held up.  We ordered them in April and last week they told us they are now anticipated to arrive in mid-October.

We love this finished porch and sit out here often!


25 comments:

Jan said...

Everything is beautiful! I know you'll enjoy spending time on your front porch when the gliders arrive!

Deb said...

Wow, that is a lovely porch! I know you will really enjoy it. Your home is just beautiful! So glad you finally got the project finished!

Ginny Hartzler said...

And you now have a beautiful and well designed front porch, how wonderful! I grew up with one, but have not had one in over 50 years now. I still miss having one.

Susan said...

Wow that came out so nice! You will have to post a picture of you on the new rocker.

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything looks good housekeeping beautiful Mari. I love it. Look forward to seeing the new gliders!!

16 blessings'mom said...

Oh that is so beautiful, looks fantastic!

Tracy dixon said...

That is so beautiful. We have a plan on our bucket list too for a front porch. Maybe some day.

Sparky said...

Your place is so pretty. Excellent color choices. It looks so fresh, cozy and homey. The porch really dressed it up, didn't it?! Well done. It was worth the wait. Absolutely lovely.
Blessings. xx

Sandi said...

I love love love love your porch ceiling!❤️❤️

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Just beautiful and worth waiting for!! Looks like a brand new house Mari.

Suemn said...

Oh, I would love to sit out on your porch and enjoy the view:) I need to paint the front door on my house too. Do you know what type of paint that Bob used on your front door? Was it a semi-gloss paint?

Connie said...

Oh, it is beautiful. I toggles back and forth between the before and after photos and I didn't even notice the garden door in the before. I had to go back and see if it was there in the before photo. The white paint really makes it pop. Everything looks so nice, I love the ceiling on the porch too and the stone work. The color you chose to paint your home is perfect. I'm imagining that all your neighbors are singing your praises and making honey-do lists to start their new make-overs. :)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhh it is lovely!!!! And worth waiting for, even though the waiting is, UGHHHHHHHHHHH. -smile-

I've seen other pics of your porch and sitting on it, and they are so beautiful.

Happy, happy!

And thank you for your comment, on my INFORMATION post.

Hugs...

🍁🍁🍁

DUTA said...

Congratulations! The result is lovely: lovely house, lovely porch, lovely painting, lovely...everything!

Kim said...

Wow!! That looks amazing!! I am pea green with envy. I just have a stoop and have always wanted to do exactly what you have done here. Just lovely...enjoy it!!

Terri D said...

Mari (and Bob)!! The porch looks fabulous and it has changed the entire look of the house! It really is an amazing transformation. I love front porches and sure do miss the one I grew up with! I know you will all enjoy that gathering place for years to come! xo

Debby said...

Beautiful porch - I'd be out there all day.

Connie said...

Your porch is beautiful…very nice!

Mari said...

In answer to Suemn - he used Satin paint for the doors.

Catherine said...

It’s very nice. Here I am changing all windows and doors , I ordered them in June, they should have started in September, but finally they will come the week before Xmas! I hope it won’t be too cold then!

Michelle said...

I love this! A beautiful addition to your home :)

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I LOVE it!!!!! 😍 It has turned out so beautifully Mari. I thought your house was adorable before - but this was a great idea and has added that much more character. And with all the beautiful landscaping around it is a gem. Improvements like this are so smart and just had to the investment of owning a home. It turned out awesome!

Jean said...

What an amazing transformation!!! I just love the new look!

Katelyn R. said...

It SOOO nice! I love it! but i'll have to be careful not to drive by next time i visit :) it looks totally different! It turned out so nice - i would be out there all the time enjoying it too :)

Susan~aredheadonthego said...

Mari this is lovely! Glider rockers eh? Are they made of trex? Great place for morning coffee!