Thursday, November 21, 2013

Before & After: Covered Porch Entryway

Although we are still finishing up the last details inside the covered porch (we work at snail pace, I know), the outside entry leading to the porch is now complete! Let's get right to the shameful "before' photos. We had chicken wire covering open window holes, a chain link entry door, and junk everywhere. There were times we could barely walk through the space because of all the tools, supplies, and clutter. Sometimes it felt like we were one bag of clearance merchandise from Pic-N-Sav shy of a feature on Hoarders.



What we did in the entry area:
  • Poured a cement step
  • Installed bluestone pavers on the concrete patio and step
  • Sanded, primed, reglazed, painted, installed, and trimmmed out salvaged windows
  • Sanded, primed, painted, and installed door
  • Installed weatherstripping around door
  • Added a fresh coat of red paint to the exterior
  • Built a railing
  • Wired and installed new wall sconce at the start of the patio (not shown in the photos)

You may be wondering what is happening to the left of the step where there is currently dirt. We are planning to add a few bags of gravel to that spot, then perhaps some nice potted plants or larger flower boxes on stands. All of that will wait until spring.

The inside of the covered porch needs a few pieces of furniture and some tweaks before it will be ready for photos. We also painted our boards for the house foundation eyesore mentioned here, but have yet to install them. Hope to make that happen this weekend.

All in all we are pretty pleased with how it turned out. It seems to flow with the style of the house, and you can bet we are glad to have one more piece of this remodel puzzle in place. Yahoo :)


  1. I love everything!! what a transformation! so nice to see the finished exterior at last :). and i'm sure no one is happier to see it than you and Josh! ox

  2. So darling! Love the sage green door.

  3. Fantastic! There is nothing slow about this work - don't apologize. No laborious project ever finishes when you think it will - there are always unexpected surprises.

  4. You guys did an amazing transformation and should be very proud. High five!