The house retrospective: Day 4. The Porch

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

As we move towards the end of the exterior painting part of the retrospective, I want to show the porch before moving on to the final showing of the front of the house.

The porch of the house was, like the south side, a mess when we bought the house.  This will also be another, separate post, but suffice it to say, it took a good year for our carpenter to put it to rights so we could move on to the painting stage.

Here we are during the scrape and sand phase.







Moving on to priming.  The outside of the porch (the curved section) was already primed from when our carpenter rebuilt it, so less prep for the painters!




And now, painting commences.





We tried out a couple of column colours (namely, red, black and green) before settling on the red.









And now, the finished product.  I love it!!




Posted on October 4, 2015, in Daily Post and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. The porch is the icing on the cake for me! Beautiful. I had a question, though: you didn’t have to have a home inspection so the previous owners could have fixed all the rotted wood and detached back of the house?

    • Oh, yes. We did have an inspection and used the results to low-ball the price of the house. We did, of course, find out that issues were worse than we were expecting, but we still got a great deal for the house and its location!

  2. Good choice on the red columns. Your house looks elegant! How long did this take? Seems like nine months at least. Appropriate, because you’ve given birth to a new house!!!

    • Thanks! The main painting only took about 6 weeks, but it was awhile before we could get the guys back to finish. It’s all done now though!

  3. That looks so amazing, I love it! 🙂

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