Thursday, June 2, 2011

The West End...

... of our house. 

This is what it looked like when we bought it, before the wraparound porch, the dormer, the new windows and doors, and a fresh coat of paint.

Here's hubby shortly after those renovations were complete. If you look closely, you can see the pressure treated posts supporting the porch. They're most visible on the west side of the porch due to the grade of our property. 

We finally had all of the posts faced with fieldstone. We actually used paver materials for this as they were quite a bit less expensive, yet we felt they provided the aesthetic we were looking for. 

It is a small detail but to us, it made a big difference as we've strived for our renovations to look period appropriate. The pressure treated posts stuck out like a sore thumb. 

Happy June! 

71 comments :

  1. wow! definitely a job worth done! love the wrap around porch - a great addition.

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  2. It all looks very nice! Good job!

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  3. The finer details - that no one notices unless they haven't been done.....they are so important.
    Looks Great
    Fran (Australia)

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  4. No wonder your home is so beautiful...paying attention to all the details really adds up to a GREAT look.

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  5. I love a wide wrap-around porch! Re-doing the front of my house like that is on my bucket list. Nicely done!

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  6. Everything you add enhances your home and the love for creating a special spot. I could picture masses of hydrangea bushes there or something happy to bloom there.
    pve

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  7. wow - such a gorgeous looking home, and I agree with the idea of the pavers on the stumps, it's like the organic jewellery, just perfect!

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  8. Gorgeous.

    Isn't white paint the loveliest? So farmhouse chic. We just repainted our Greek revival farmhouse with a fresh coat of white...so clean and simple!

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  9. I've never left a comment before but I just wanted to say what an absolutely stunning home you have! I especially love your open verandahs and green doors! It is all so perfect!!

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  10. WOW! What a transformation! I had to look two or threebtimes to see that it was the same house. You did a wonderful job. Congrats!

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  11. I just discovered your blog via "Flea Market Style" Magazine. I find your posts so inspiring, as My husband and I are also renovating (slowly) our 1920s farmhouse in rural Virginia. Sometimes when the projects get daunting, I need a little inspiring pick-me-up! Thank you.

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  12. Nothing like a porch on a house to complete it's lived in look. I couldn't imagine not having a porch. We use ours on a daily basis.

    DI

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  13. hi trina,

    now you know i am old and a v happily married woman and should not be making comments like this but when i try to look closely at the pressure treated whatchmacallits, i can't take my eyes off of mike. HE IS GORGEOUS! but of course you already know this. lucky you!

    xo
    janet

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  14. I love the rock detail. You will enjoy your porch so much. Time for a swing and some new furniture.
    www.crystalcattle.com

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  15. I love the new colors and the changes look so sweet,
    We would not be able to leave the bottom of our house exposed here in Ohio. We would have ground hogs and other critters that would try to make a home under there!!! But it looks great. Dianntha

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  16. Wonderful job - I love the porch and white paint - how very country. Well done and thanks for sharing the pictures

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  17. Can I just move in :) It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Take care
    kristin

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  18. It's a small thing but they make a big difference from that vantage point. I love that you always work to make every historical detail perfect!
    Meg

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  19. And those details make your home absoutely lovely!
    xoxo Dianne

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  20. IT's all about the details........great job! It looks fantastic. :)

    Gail

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  21. Wow! What a difference! It's really light and lovely.

    Kacie
    www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

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  22. I realize this is somewhat inappropriate, but will say it any way in spirit of "recognizing all things beautiful is good."

    Your husband is terribly handsome:).

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  23. Your house is so perfect! I so love it when you have a new blog post...look forward to them. Your babies are adorable too. Have a great summer.
    Barb

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  24. Love your blog. The classic, clean style is very easy on the eye and full of inspiration. Thank you for sharing your life's big picture with us...Creating settings for you and your family to enjoy - but also all of us looking to do the same.

    All the best - I'm a fan,
    Stephen Saint-Onge

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  25. Your house is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! What an inspiration! I just have one question.... Are the white porch floors hard to keep clean? I love the look, just don't know how I could keep the dirt off after a rain or snow.

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  26. Brilliant!.. and I don't think my husband is ever going to forgive you :)

    Maddie

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  27. I love what you've done with your home and this just finishes the look of the porch. Thanks for sharing your stone pillars with us.
    ~Adrienne~

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  28. Its gorgeous Trina, I love the wrap around porch!

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  29. GORGEOUS!!! Your home is so beautiful!

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  30. you guys are amazing. i kinda hate you coz your house is sooo beautiful (not really), but lovvvee you coz you love white as much as i do! thanks for blogging and letting us see into your beautiful life.

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  31. You just validated my decision to replace two of our (leaky) windows with historically correct Marvin wood (interior) double-hung windows. I could have replaced all 10 of our upper windows for the price, but hated the look of white vinyl in our 90 year old Dutch Colonial. Installation tomorrow!

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  32. Attention to detail; I always say that it is the 'little things' that have such impact. Covering the pressure treated posts makes a hugh difference. I love all the changes that you have made. Your home is very 'restful'! Cindy

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  33. What a great idea. It really does give the addtion a more finished look.

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  34. Hi Trina,
    What a great idea and I agree with Cindy..."attention to detail" is what makes all the difference. You've done such a wonderful job of restoring your home. Just beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Friday.
    Maura :)

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  35. Your home is stunning and looks so peaceful. You did such a beautiful job updating it!

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  36. This small detail makes a big difference! Love that porch!

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  37. Looks wonderful!! Not knowing what this post was about from the title, I looked at the photos first- the stone supports were the FIRST thing (besides cute hubby;) that caught my eye!!! love them, and I know you are thrilled to have them there!

    happy weekend!
    joan

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  38. Just beautiful, I love the way you faced the pressure treated supports. Brilliant!

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  39. you're on apartment therapy re-nest! http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/renovation/10-whole-home-renovations-you-can-follow-along-148077

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  40. The stone detailing looks perfect...what a great solution. These special 'little' touches make all the difference in the world, and now that the weather is so nice...you'll be able to admire them daily!
    xo J~

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  41. Trina, you and your husband has done wonders with the farmhouse. I just love the wrap around porch. It really shows how much love,work, and hours have been put into it. Just lovely!!

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  42. love~love~love~ it all !!!!!

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  43. reminds me of my Gram's lake house a little

    ...And how did you find such a handsome house painter?
    KAT

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  44. Lovely--so lovely. I live in Central Texas, so verdant green, hydrangeas, and shade trees are hard to come by (at least in the part of Central Texas I'm from). Ah well. Grow where you are planted and all that. :o)

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  45. Hi! Your house looks absolutely womnderful, like a dream! Thank you so mutch for the inspiration. :)

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  46. I would really love to move into your house.....not meaning this in a creepy way. Your house is so perfect....PERFECTION!!!!
    B.

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! I hope you all are enjoying your summer evenings on it. All that porch needs is a pitcher of lemonade or Mint Juleps and some company to share it with.

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  48. I LOVE this porch. I think it actually makes the house look More authentic. Seems like that could be a hard thing to pull off, but this looks great. Green door: thumbs up!

    KATIE

    www.cochranfarmlife.blogspot.com

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  49. What a great idea!! Beautiful!

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  50. What a great idea! I never would have thought of it!

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  51. Just stumbled upon your blog page this morning and I'm in love...and needless to say a new follower! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you're doing and the photos of each room are GORGEOUS! I would love to do the same! This is my kinda style!! My husband's surfer loves a beach house look, I'm a cottage/farmhouse kinda girl! We're trying to find a happy medium. Looking forward to seeing more of your home!

    Have a beautiful weekend! xoxo

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  52. The Outdoor Looks wonderful...Great transformation..what a delightful Place!

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  53. It looks SO good! I love wrap around porches.. You have done a lovely job! :)

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  54. Just found your blog and I am loving it.
    You guys are doing an amazing job!

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  55. Trina for some weird reason I have not been able to comment on blogger...so I will try again,


    your house and garden look so amazing.

    babies toes are cute too

    xo kelley

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  56. What a lovley house you have!
    Have a nice day!

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  57. Love reading your blog and love the post!

    Have a great day!

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  58. Such a lovely farm house! So glad to have found your space...

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  59. Hermoso. Lindo trabajo!!!!
    This has been a very beautiful transformation

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