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Welcome to the 180th Metamorphosis Monday!
Greetings! I hope you came through this scorcher of a weekend okay. The temps reached 108 in Atlanta! Going outside felt just like stepping into an oven.
Let’s distract ourselves from this unbelievably hot weather with a wonderful porch renovation. Michael, author of several books including A Teeny Bit of Trouble, blogs at Rattlebridge Farm. When not writing, she has been renovating a wonderful home she bought recently. I’ll be sharing the inside renovations sometime in the future but for today were focusing on the progress that’s been made with the front porch.
Here’s how the house looked originally.
This is Michael’s inspiration home! Beautiful!
The existing brick porch felt heavy and overwhelmed the entrance. It gave the entry a bit of a tunnel-like feel. The old porch was removed and a new one got underway.
The removal of the old porch also opened up the space above the front door, allowing room for a new window that brings lots of great light into the foyer. Michael is trying out different mullions in the window, so the ones you see here will probably not remain.
The columns are being in added in the photo below.
A small railing/balcony has been added around the top. The front porch is beginning to look a lot like the inspiration home.
Michael will be making a decision on the front door and trim color soon.
Love the herringbone pattern of the brick porch floor. That’s a new addition to the porch, as well.
It won’t be long before the painting of the brick is complete. You can see it has gotten underway in this photo of one side of the home.
This side has already been painted. The color Michael has chosen is Sherwin Williams, Tennessee Limestone. The white trim looks great with this color! Just the right amount of contrast.
Here’s how the back looks painted. The front of the home will be painted today or tomorrow.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the “Before and After.” I really love the open, elegant feel of the new front porch. Can’t wait to see it fully painted. The inspiration home is stunning so I know it’s going to be wonderful!
I’ll keep you posted and will share more pics as this renovation continues. Can’t wait to share the inside renovations, too!
You’ll find Part 1 of this exterior renovation here: Beautiful Front Porch Renovation, Part 1
Looking forward to all the Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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