October 21, 2014

Front Porch - Deconstruction Complete



And that's as far as we can go without spending money. Progress will be considerably slower from this point onward.

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13 comments:

small farm girl said...

Looking good! Think of it this way, it's not as far away, to being done, than it was. lol.

Lynda D said...

More than a few steps forward so time to pause and consider. Well that's one way of looking at it.

Tuesday said...

Leigh - this looks so great!!! I think you have made amazing progress. I can picture the final outcome already.

MaryP said...

It will all come together in the long run, and it sure beats taking on a lot of debt. I bought a rental house from my son, and as part of the deal, he did a major renovation. He furnished the labor and I paid for the materials. I lived for about a year and a half with walls I could walk through (studs only) and then for another year or so with various stages of construction. It was so worth it, though, and I still have a low mortgage payment.

Farmer Barb said...

Those supports look like flying buttresses on old cathedrals! It will be worth it.

Sandy said...

Leigh,

The porch clearing and prep work looks fabulous. Great job on those supports. Just take your time, look on craigslist and at the habitat for humanity stores for free or very in expensive supplies. Before you know it you'll have this job completed.

Mama Pea said...

I say it takes a lot of faith, and really, really good supports, to have gone this far!

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

One day these photo's will be memories...it will happen!

Mari said...

It is looking quite well...do you think it might be somewhat finished before winter sets in?

Nancy po said...

You just do what you can, when you can. And do it right...

Kris said...

Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle. That's a lot of support! *heh* Glad the project is moving right along. I know those long-term things. They move in fits and starts. Hope the reconstruction goes as well as the deconstruction was. And does anyone else miss Rocky & Bullwinkle? Take care. :-D

Renee Nefe said...

Will the new porch look the same as the old one, or are changes going to be made?

Leigh said...

Gosh, it's been crazy busy here and I haven't responded to any comments! I appreciate all the words of encouragement!

Mary, I agree it's better to wait than go into debt for it.

Mari, I wish it could be done before really cold weather, but there are a lot of steps to complete the entire project, including new door, new windows, and new siding!

Kris, definitely remember Rocky and Bullwinkle. :)

Renee, it will be basically the same, but with new door, windows, siding, paint, and no screens, it will definitely look different. :)