Saturday, March 19, 2016

Porch Progress

Last week the guys made a lot of progress, despite 3 days of rain.  They got the columns mostly rebuilt.

But they were still working on the remainder of the front porch facade.

The columns look a little gray because they tinted the mortar gray to match the original brickwork.  You can see the original brick work underneath the bedroom on the left of the picture below.  The contractor told me that after the brick guys were done, they'd power wash the new work with a solution of muradic acid and the extra mortar and tint would come right off, leaving the new work a perfect match to the old work.

Also we found a gently used matching stove and microwave on Craigslist for $250.  Couldn't pass up that deal!  Especially since the fridge and dishwasher are going to be pricey given that we're trying to retrofit them into a very old kitchen.

 This week they've been continuing to get the front porch back together.

Dad sent me these photos Thursday.  Mom said it took six guys to get the concrete tops back on the top of the columns.  

 The wood part of the columns is heavy too.  Those are made of solid pieces of 1" thick cypress.

And as you can see the wisteria are blooming too!

Today the antiques festival starts so we're going to go see what we can find.

That's all from Wisteria Bend for now.


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