Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Before And After

Long post. Lots of pictures. Be forewarned.

We recently put new siding, windows, front door and porch overhang on our house.

It really changed the looks of things around here.
When we moved here, over twenty years ago, the siding on the home was blue.
Yeh, who does that?

Over the years it had really faded and was in desperate need of being replaced.

A strong, spring storm helped us out a little by tearing siding off one end of the house.

Here are a few pictures of the redo along the way.

We "skinned" the bushes to get ready for the work.

Building the porch roof/overhang. New windows have gone in.

Porch roof built. Old siding torn off. (The wood underneath was blue too!)

Shutters and new front door. (Threshold not painted yet.)

We still have to repair the threshold and paint but we've come a long way!

My very favorite part is the front door. We saw one just like it on another home, but could not find one anywhere. So we had a good friend, who is also a builder, make it for us. He did such a great job and made it EXACTLY like we wanted it!

We love our updates and are so thankful to have been able to make some much needed repairs.


Jenny Lynn said...

LOVED seeing the before picture again. It's hard to believe how quickly I forgot what it used to look like!

Justabeachkat said...

Beautiful! I bet it feels like a completely new home. Congrats.


courtsimms said...

it looks so so so good! :)

Henley on the Horn said...

I love it! I was drawn to your front door before I knew it was your favorite part. Great job, Nonny! I love it!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVE what you've done to your home.


So..tell me...the covered area to the left...is that a covered porch?

Love Being A Nonny said...

Kim, Yes it is a covered porch/breezeway leading to a garage...I'll add a picture of the WHOLE house...don't know why I didn't do that! Thanks!

Becky Smith said...

Love, love, love it! You have a lovely home! I especially like the breezeway between the house and the garage--cool feature.

Before and afters are always fun. :-)


Wow! What a transformation! I love the new look!!


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks amazing!
Love the Chinese Chippendale front screen door. One of my most favorite styles of home and love the covered breezeway or walkway to the garage.

Maureen said...

Your home is stunning. I love the updates. You must love driving home to it! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Nonny! What a gorgeous transformation!!!! Love the new colors, the new windows with panes...AND yes, LOVE LOVE LOVE that front door. I have always either wanted a Chippendale or a Jefferson front door. If you ever are in need again or someone asks, they make/sell them at Guilford Builders Supply in Greensboro:) Well Done Girl!

Meri Robin said...

love it all!!!

Tonja said...

Love, love, love the color! It is so neat and clean looking! What a beautiful home you have! Doesn't it feel good to have all that done? Enjoy!

Teeter said...

Very nice!!!! Love it...and the porch! So glad the bushes survived the skinning! :) Nice work!

Sue said...

Such a big change Angela. Your home is lovely, and I'll bet if feels like a brand new house to you!
Have a great day.

Midwest Mom said...

Looks beautiful!!!!!!

Connie said...

I love your front door too! It all came out so well! Enjoy!

Happy Sunday! Connie

The 5 Bickies said...

I love it! Great job! You must be smiling when you pull in the driveway. Your boxwoods filled back out nicely too :)

Can you believe I am still waiting on my shutters? I don't want to post a pic until they are in. Keep waiting!