epic

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project
(Jonny included five fossil rocks from Back Creek.)

front porch project

front porch project

front porch project

In the summer of 2009, at the sight of a large gaping hole in our front porch, we realized that we had to address the fact that portions of it were rotting.  Jonny suggested that we replace the rotten boards and be done with it.

Being the unreasonable type, I said, “Wouldn’t flagstone be nice?  Oooooh, and how about stacked stone columns!”

I had no idea what I was saying.  No idea.

In August of 2009 work began.

We don’t remember 2010.

In 2011 work on the porch picked up again.

On December 29th 2011, the eve of my 34th birthday, Jonny worked into the night hoping to finish as a gift to me.

On August 17, 2012 Jonny completed the final step on this little front porch project.  He’s proud of his work, and has possibly forgotten that he originally just wanted to replace a few boards (and forgiven me.)

Thank you, Jonny.

Comments

  1. Love that the cat’s prints were immortalised… below the flagstones! It looks lovely.

  2. It’s so beautiful! Love it!

  3. This looks absolutely beautiful!
    And the stacked stones columns are just perfect!

  4. It looks wonderful! The stacked stone columns are beautiful…well done!

  5. Wow, that does look quite epic! A ton of work! Looks really nice now 🙂

  6. What a beautiful porch ! I too had no idea what I was asking when we built our back porch…..2 decks later and a slated top not mention the increase in the cost I have a beautiful back porch the lenght of the house.

  7. Oh my, he’s been working on it forever. And it is absolutely beautiful!

  8. Bettie Johnson says:

    Jonny (with all of his helpers :o) ) did an excellent job!!!!

  9. Your porch looks wonderful with the flagstones. What a wonderful present for you, and it really makes your house look so nice.

  10. Looks gorgeous and suits your house beautifully. I so know where you are at, taking years to get a project completed. We have been renovating now for three years, still not finished! It never ends. As soon as you start one job, you realise there are ten others that need doing as a result of starting the first! I hope you can sit out on your porch and watch the world go by, or at least the wildlife. Jacinta

  11. Oh, it’s beautiful, Ginny! What a huge project – it looks wonderful. 🙂

  12. The columns, the porch, the swings and the ladder – it is so beautiful! Well done, four years sounds like a perfectly reasonable time to finish a project of that scale. (I loved seeing the children grow bigger through the pictures, too.)

  13. Crissy stokes says:

    It is beautiful. We just took the front, rotten wood deck down and replaces it with a flagstone walkway and steps. It made a huge difference. Very pretty. He does great work!!

  14. oooh! I have to come over with eggs!

    • Just so you know, it’s now covered in Legos amongst other things. You know we can’t keep a clean porch. Thank goodness we live in the country! But if you come over, I can show you our giant watermelon and you can help us decide if it’s ripe yet!

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