Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pillars! We are #countryfolk no more!

Ok, that post title is just a flat out lie. I suppose we are still a tiny bit hillbilly. After all, the bed spring we pull behind the four-wheeler is sitting outside my dining room window as I type this. Yep.

But anyway...

The exterior of the house has had just a couple of sticks holding up the front porch roof since like...last summer when it went up.
Dad begins the stonework...winter 2012

Backfilling...spring 2013
Then one day I came home from work and there pillars! They were so pretty. It made the house less shanty-like....

 But, they were WHITE. Bright white. Too white.

So last week we painted them.


 And I do mean both of us painted them. I just took breaks to take photos...someone has to document for the blog ya know!

I had plenty of work to do. Like painting almost all of the tiny indentations first which was a pain in the rear end--while Adam just walked over and did a roller here and there. Luckily, I am quite a bit shorter than Adam and he had to get on the ladder and do the tops.



After about 4 hours of work with one catnap in between coats...
White pillars no more!




We still have one more coat of brown to roll on-- which should be easy if it would stop raining!


 We decided to dress it up with some red, white and blue...






A complete look as it is right now....




It looks so much more finished, and a little less #countryfolk. My dad will be putting a few more stones on the bottom of the front porch this summer and then the exterior will be even closer to completion!


Did you dress up your house for Memorial Day? 
Did you get any projects done or did you get to enjoy fun only?

18 comments:

  1. I love your house! :) Looks so nice! :)

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  2. Your house is seriously gorgeous. I'm glad you painted the pillars!

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    1. thank you Ashley! we are happy with the pillars for sure!

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  3. Looks good! We still have sticks holding up our front porch too. Hopefully soon we'll get some real columns up!

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    1. the sticks were just fine, until we had the pillars then we couldnt believe the difference!

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  4. Your house is so pretty! I love all the stone! And the brown pillars are definitely a great addition!

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    1. thanks Ashley, we are so happy with the stonework and the pillars def add to it!

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  5. Beautiful! Awesome! Incredible! That is one stylin' house chickadee...

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  6. Love the front porch... looks so very grand.

    Lucy @ German Windows

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    1. Thanks, the pillars really make a difference from the before!

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  7. The paint makes world of a difference and looks so sharp!

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    1. thank you Martina! we love how it turned out too!

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  8. Woo hoo! It's really beautiful! So much fun to see all the details come together. I plan to paint our front door this weekend and want a bunting BAD!

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  9. It looks awesome! Your house is so cute, and I love the bunting!

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  10. Hello there! Did you make the pillars or did you buy them pre-made? If so, where did you get them? I LOVE them!!

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