Monday, August 26, 2013

Porch is Done for now - befores and afters

  I'm Slow , but most of ya'll know that already..

 The porch is done-- except for the new tile and that has to wait till it gets cooler cause Sonny cant handle extreme Heat:)

  I'm still thrilled with how it all turned out..

  I'll just put the LIST of things done here.

 boob light down- ceiling fan installed- check:)
 bulked up molding around front windows and shutters moved over-Check:)
 Martha  Stewart loveseat and 2 chairs - came with cushion inserts only-Check:)
 Made both a White and Green set of cushion covers- Check:)
 Made floral pillows- Check:)    bird pillow from lowes
 2 tables from goodwill-- painted valspar semi gloss white-Check:)
 Moved center column left 10 inches-Check:)
 Built and put up Cupola-Check:)
 installed carriage  door hardware on garage door-Check:)
 Built my own Front door with Sidelights and installed it-Check:)

 I'm TIRED~!!!! lol
 still to do..
 tile porch in smoke grey 18 inch tile
 paint shutters soft grey Valspar
 and to remind ya'll what I started with in mid June

House     Door area     Table from goodwill---  Before photos
I can't plant vines on the Trellis till Oct. when the rest of the landscaping happens but its up there..

The ceiling fan feels so good in the evenings when we go outside and it helps keep the sqeeeters away too.

 I am soooooooooooo in love with the front of my home now. I grin everytime I see it..
I hope you enjoyed seeing it cause I sure enjoyed showing it to ya..
 Come back often.  Theres more new stuff coming soon on the inside..  I've been busy:)
 Come see and lots of others at the Parties below.
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Tweak it Tuesday 
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Tuesday at our Home 
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hugs to all


  1. It looks great, Sonny! I can't believe everything that you accomplished since you first posted about it. Your front door is a masterpiece! : )

  2. I love the way your porch turned out. Here it is end of summer and I've finally got my deck looking half way how I want it. That's the way it goes. Wish I had the money to buy the wicker settee I've been eyeing all's now on big clearance but I still can't pull together the funds....maybe next year. I'd love it if you linked up at my party - Mod Mix Monday. I know my readers would love to see your porch...

  3. Sonny- You did an absolutely fantastic job on that front porch. It looks like a comfortable "room" where you could just sit down, enjoy yourself and relax. LOVE it! I hope it is cool enough to enjoy it for a while now. It was in the 90's here today. We are usually at about 70 degrees this time of year. Unbelievable for us and the humidity is awful.

    Your door is a work of art- gorgeous!!!!

    Hope you have a great week, Sonny. Keep the coffee pot on for when I drop by to sit a spell! Love ya- Diana

  4. You've done an amazing job! Love the furniture, pillows, and that door...divine!! Beautiful!

  5. you have done great! what an amazing transformation

  6. Just beautiful Sonny..many Happy memories to be made here..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  7. Wow, Sonny, you've been busy! The front porch looks great! Love all of your cushions and pillows. This looks like a wonderful place to sit and spend some time. You've done a wonderful job!

  8. It all looks fabulous - just like your porch has stepped from a book on interior design! Jx

  9. Sonny, you've been a busy girl and the results....well, they are spectacular! Now, give yourself a chance to sit on that pretty porch and enjoy the transformation!

  10. Your porch looks so inviting! I love your new door and side lights. Must add so much light into the interior too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. Sonny,

    All the work you guys did looks amazing, truly wonderful. It really brightens up you gorgeously long porch that I'm so jealous of! You and I must be on the same "plane" as far updating things, I just re-did my front door. I know exactly what you mean when you say "When I look at it I smile"...

    Have a great week!

  12. Wow Sonny, this is totally amazing. Your home is stunning and that porch is fabulous. I love everything. Such an amazing transformation. It looks beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. Mercy, honey, no wonder you are tired!

    The house looks so pretty -- now sit back and enjoy your hard work. It all looks so Southern and inviting-- now pass me some lemonade.

  14. Wow! Your porch looks fantastic! You have done so much work in such a short amount of time. Great job!


  15. I am exhausted after reading about all you have done. Now it is time to come and rest on your lovely porch and drink a mint julep with you and talk and talk and laugh and talk. Okay, I know you've still got more to do but you will ALWAYS have more to do:) love you friend.

  16. Lovely porch and just love your garage doors. Thanks for visiting my blog too. I am one of your newest followers!

  17. Your front porch is stunning. I could sit out there all day long. The front door and garage look terrific also.
    We are having really hot humid weather here in So CA also.

  18. Oh my GOODNESS!

    WOW oh WOW did you ever do a fabulous job - check!

    YAY looks so awesome!!!!!!!!

  19. Absolutely beautiful, makes me wish I were on it right now sipping my coffee and reading a book. Love the colors too! Just heavenly!

  20. Sonny, it's beautiful! not only a wonderful place for you to sit and enjoy the outdoors, but also such an inviting entrance to your home. I'm so glad I got to see this. laurie

  21. Sonny, it is lovely! My favorites are the GW table in white...great decision!
    And your front door. How did you have space there to add the sidelights? I love it! Super planning all around.

  22. Oh, Sonny! I'm late in seeing this as I've been sewing all week! Your front porch is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. The wicker furniture is so pretty and love the little table you transformed - you even have table lamps! I love it. I'm sure the fan is a big nice treat. I love your pretty front door and it make your home even look bigger. I know you're loving the sidelights! Your garage door looks fabulous! I love that hardware. Oh, honey, you need a break now! Everything looks fabulous! Thank you so much for noticing my hair. I'm trying to grow it out. I've already cut the back about 3 inches trying to let the sides catch up. I was getting tired of my 'little boy hair' ! ;)
    Your porch has been featured at Maria's Home Away From Home party, did you see it? My doll was featured too! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Sonny, I just discovered your blog through Our Home Away From Home, where I too (lucky me) was featured this last week. You porch is amazing, what I really like is the sidelights at your front door, it fits perfectly with your home. The low plants around your porch is so lovely, and your furniture is adorable. I am your newest follower!
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  24. I featured your pretty porch today at Mod Mix Monday! It just looks so refreshing. Can't wait to see with the shutters and floor.

  25. Your porch looks beautiful. Love the hardware on the garage door and the green chair covers you made will just make everything pop.

  26. Sonny,
    Hello!! Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments!!
    LOVE your porch!! And your home is lovely!! I adore your wicker!!

    I am a new follower!!


  27. Sonny this looks terrific -- you did an amazing job!!! Wow! It looks so pretty and cozy, and I really love your new cupola and garage door hardware. Can I hire you to update our exterior? :-D

    I'm so glad you're enjoying your new porch, Sonny. It will be really nice in the fall, too. I can't wait to see what you've done inside, as well. Have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  28. What a gorgeous front porch! Love the new front door, too. I've always wanted a glass front door, the light must be awesome! Great job!

  29. Really lovely! You've inspired me to fluff the pillows on my own front porch. That Goodwill table redone is...amazing! My favorite thing is makeovers..and yours is fantastic!!

  30. You deserve all the compliments for this makeover, Sonny! It is already a pleasant sunroom minus the walls. By that, what do you think about an enclosed porch or even just a screened porch, so you can use this warm space anytime? ;) Nida@All County Exteriors

  31. It’s certainly nice because it consumes less space on both sides. Though what we did with our full sliding door was to adjust the cabinet, so it isn’t exactly backed up against the wall. Of course the drawback is that we had to use bolts, but it was okay since it was not for a major room anyways. Anyways, thanks for sharing! Will definitely pin this!



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