Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another redo!

Back in 2007, I decided to paint our porch white… went

from this

to this

I loved it at the time that I re-did it.

However, little did I know at the time….I would have to repaint

it every single year….what a chore!

(I’ve found out that I should NOT have used latex paint….it draws

moisture and that makes it bubble and peel, every year)

We also had a really hard winter and had to use lots of salt on

the front steps (which I’ve never liked because they are really

odd to walk up, due to the different sizes in the heights of the

bricks) and they are starting to deteriorate.

Right now, the porch looks like this…


The paint is peeling, the bricks are deteriorating, the lattice

is falling apart (isn’t home ownership fun?!)

We’ve decided to have the porch totally ripped off and redone

with flagstone and a bigger sitting area. The flagstone will

go from the house all the way out to the row of hostas and

it will be level with the driveway, so the porch will be not

so much a porch, but a large sitting area.

The man who is going to be doing this wanted to see what,

exactly, was underneath the porch.  We did know that the

existing porch was built OVER an old porch.

So, he sawed out pieces of boards to see what was underneath.


Okay, he took out several boards.


(Don’t you love our temporary mail box?!)

There is a huge piece of concrete (a landing) in front

of the door, that goes almost out to the brick steps.


Underneath the window, there is a Roman stone planter.

We’ve decided to keep and use both, if the integrity of

the pieces are good.

We like “re-doing” things, but it’s fun to try to stay with the

integrity of an older home.

We’ve chosen Oklahoma blue flagstone, which looks like this

I’ll share more pictures as progress is made.

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  1. that sounds like a great renovation. I am sure you will get good use out of it.

  2. Oh, the joys of home ownership. There is always something that needs done/redone. Sounds like a wonderful project!
    Hugs :)