Friday, April 29, 2016

That's A Wrap!

What began with a trip to our local Home Show mid~February,
ended with a NEW Front Porch (here) that far exceeded our expectations!



First,
"Mr. Ed" demoed our existing front wooden deck. (here)



Next,
Cement forms were made and concrete was poured. (here)



Then,
custom hand railings were discussed, 
measured and order. . .and finally installed!



Nine weeks in the making, but totally worth the wait.



The concrete new front porch, easy (lazy) stairs and custom hand railing
bring a much needed update to our 1970's Ranch Style Home!

Guided by the experienced, knowledgeable and skilled contractor,
we ordered a bronze powdered coated, vertical view angled railing 
for On Crooked Creektt's porch and stairs.



Our main concern and need for hand railing, is the steep 24" drop~off 
from On Crooked Creektt's Front Porch to the driveway below.



The rounded steps needed a post to keep family, friends and guests

from walking off the front porch possibly causing injury.








Both "Mr. Ed" & I couldn't be more pleased 
with the completion of our new front porch, stairs and custom hand railing!




Welcoming our family, friends and guests
will now be more stylish and safe, as well.

On Crooked Creektt. . .



That's A Wrap!


Until next time. . .


On Crooked Creektt will be joining



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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.
Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.

25 comments:

Marigene said...

You have a very welcoming porch, Pat. I love the frog!
Enjoy the weekend...and hope the storms peter out without doing any damages.

Janet Garon said...

Yay, Pat! I am so glad for you! It looks terrific and is so much safer now. Your Spring plants look pretty beside your new porch.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You chose well! Everything came out perfect. I agree the handrail was a good idea- safer and also adds a little more eye candy!

Rita C. said...

Pat, very nicely done! That railing not only complements your home's exterior color scheme, but serves exactly as intended with the safety issues. Nice design, too, which allows a bit of display space while maximizing entry space. Home projects are sometimes want to dos, but sometimes must dos. Either way, the process can be stressful. We all want to know our money is being well spent.

We are counting down to completion on our balcony project, now 30 days in, mostly due to volatile spring weather. The weather, though, has given us the chance to see we are apparently watertight this time - whew! We can now see the finish line.

Maria Elena said...

I just love your finished porch! Looks so pretty and welcoming. Worth all the work and wait! Enjoy your weekend. xxx Maria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat! I love the way the railing is a necessary part of a front porch attire, but not the focal point. The choice of bronze was spot on, it blends in so well. I know your loving the finished project. You and Mr. Ed make a great team. fondly ~ Lynne ~

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Enjoyed the journey with you on this one. Truly and beautiful addition to your lovely home!

podso said...

It is so graceful and lovely. What an improvement and it looks right at home there! Great project!

Lynda Brandly said...

It looks wonderful, Pat! Now your guests are greeted with a porch that's both lovely and safe. And such a nice place to display your flowers and cutes!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, everything turned out so beautifully! I love your new porch and the railing really set it off! You've decorated it very lovely too! Yay! I know you're enjoying it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

RuthAnne@ mayfairecottage said...

Your new porch looks so nice! I love the space you have to create vignettes--I'd be so tempted to change out the decor quite often just because I could! Your contractor did a great job!

Patricia Krank said...

And what a wonderful and welcoming wrap it is! I would love to walk up those steps one day and knock on your door.
Blessings to you my dear friend,
Patti

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a pretty little porch. Adding your touches for the season change is great. The railing really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Pat, I wanted to let you know that you won the free glasses on my blog. Here is the voucher code to use when ordering them from firmoo. d9c00121bb
They said that handling and shipping are extra. If you let me know how much I would be happy to reimburse you for that.
hugs,
Jann

Christine Graves said...

Loving the new handrail Pat, the color is spot on! I have heard horror stories about these types of projects dragging on, so I am so glad to hear they got it done in a little over 2 months. It does feel like an eternity when we're waiting.

Looks great!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your porch turned out beautifully Pat!
So happy to have you sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Carol said...

Your porch looks splendid, Pat! I think it looks especially nice that the landing and steps extend beyond the handrail, so there are places to add some greenery and other cute stuff, but have it out of the way of walking. Job well done!

Carol

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

It turned out really nice and glad you are happy. I also like how the handrail is inside the stairs and landing. Your porch is so pretty...enjoy!

Stacey said...

Your new porch and steps look great! I popped over to see the old ones - this really brightens up the welcome.

So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home. Helps us see how something simple (although expensive I'm sure) can really change the look of the house.

Jann Olson said...

It really is so warm and inviting Pat. Glad that it turned out so beautifully for you! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sylvia said...

Pat, The front porch looks great. Thanks for sharing your journey with this project. Enjoy! Sylvia D.

Art and Sand said...

How wonderful to finally be finished - it looks great!

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

What a nice new entry Pat! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

Richella Parham said...

Good for you, Pat! Y'all did a great job here, and you've created a nice place to welcome guests. I KNOW people feel welcome at your house, because your spirit shines through!

By the way, I was recently looking at your Google Plus profile and saw that you're from Derby, KS. I don't think I ever knew that. My mom was from Belle Plaine! I grew up spending summers in Sumner County. Love it there so much! :)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Pat, your porch looks beautiful!! I love the railing and also how you have accessorized the porch. I have gotten a few ideas for my plant stand, so thanks for that too! I am SOOOO behind on visiting my blog friends and I apologize. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend.