This is the big reveal week! The Oak House is DONE and the porch makeover turned out amazing!!!! And I have an entire week of reveals for you!
I thought I would kick it off by giving you the total transformation of the porch/walk through area.
In fact, I am going to call it
I am even going to let you see the super-ugly picture I wouldn’t share in the beginning because it was so bad!!!
This is the beginning.It was taken this last March
The porch roof had to be constantly repainted because of Chicago’s weather, and you can see where one of the guys helping with the new roof stepped through the underside last year and it had to be patched.The light was in a really awkward place and old, and didn’t really do much except glow a bit.
The concrete had been painted so many times, it was a mess.
It was much much better and brighter,but the concrete was still a mess!!! We knew we wanted to do it last with all of the construction we were going to be doing.
We decided to try Rust-Oleum Restore to freshen things up. It’s very thick and you spread it more like a paste with a special roller than painting it on like paint. My hubby said he was glad he watched some youtube videos on it first. It took him 2 days to do both coats, and then we waited a day to walk on it.
Two coats later, I can’t believe the difference! It looks amazing!!!
It even covered areas where the old paint was starting to flake or was missing all together.
it went right over the top! Doesn’t it look beautiful?? It makes for an amazing porch makeover!
Everything is a beautiful solid surface! It’s like a whole new porch!
Looking back at the old pictures, I can’t believe the difference!
I can’t wait to show you the rest of the house this week!