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1900 Victorian Farmhouse Front Porch Transformation

Front Porch Restoration

Referring to my Spring Fever is Here…post, I’ve been working on our front porch and I can’t just show you the end results without showing you where we started with this project 10 years ago.Tear off the skirting, raise and level them bones, board up a broken window to keep the bats out, create some temporary stairs and this is what it looked like.

dilapidated farmhouse porch

 Not very welcoming…:(

and that’s not a dead cat, BTW, it’s Spook, he still loves to take a snooze on the front porch 🙂 … later we replaced this front door and hired a crew to replace the old rickety porch.


Here, they have removed the old deck and railing and are preparing to remove the old post.


Here, they have installed the new deck, stairs and are installing a new beadboard ceiling.


And they have re-installed the original railing,installed new railings on the stairs and new post. And their part of the job was complete.Gary took over from here.


He installed two new outdoor ceiling fans a porch swing and painted two coats of paint to the primed ceiling.


And then he prepped the siding,trim,railings and post for painting. Next he painted the siding,trim,railings and post while I painted the windows.

He did a Great job, wish I had more pictures of his process,(all pics pre-blog up to this point) then about 4 weeks ago, I primed and painted the wooden rocking chairs and porch swing…




 That’s when the fever really hit me and I decided to stain the deck and stairs…and heres how that went…






Front Porch Transformationgsr

Looking better but that wasn’t enough so I kept going…


 So can you guess what was next from this picture?

wait for it…………………………………………

wait for it………………………………

you guessed it!!!!


Primetime again!


 Next time prime before installing…UGH!

But wait!…..There’s More…………….


 what the? Rocks and Bricks in here?


I always wanted a rose garden!

Okay finally this is the end product……until next time…

Front entrance of 100 year old homevia glassslipperrestorations.com


front porch of 1900 Victorian farmhouse via glassslipperrestorations.com

Starting to look like a home

 I’m dedicating this post to my mother, who I know is smiling down on me from heaven and is so proud…Happy Mother’s Day to all

Anybody else out there feeling that spring fever? What projects are you working on? As you can see, we still got a lot of painting to do around here, not this weekend, its raining again, God bless! He seems to know when we need a break….:)

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  • Maria March 28, 2015, 3:49 am

    Looks beautiful, love the colours, and so inviting!

  • Paige April 10, 2015, 9:20 am

    I LOVE these colors! Do you possibly remember the colors you used to stain your porch and paint the ceiling? I will be staining mine soon, and these colors are exactly what I want. You did an awesome job!

    • Kim Thompson March 6, 2016, 8:55 pm

      I would also love to know what colors you used. Thank you.

  • Charity July 1, 2015, 6:52 pm

    Just found your blog – love the porch. Wondering how your roses are doing.

  • Emily July 7, 2016, 10:03 pm

    We are also in the process of redoing our front porch. I have been on the hunt for colonial spindles and porch columns. Where did you get your porch columns at? And if you don’t mind me asking what size are your spindles? 🙂

    • Cindy July 9, 2016, 3:54 pm

      Hi Emily, the porch columns came from Home Depot and McCoys has them too. The spindles are original and measure 18″ in height. I believe they also sell these at Home Depot too. Have fun with your porch redo! Thanks for stopping by!

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