Replacing rusted metal front porch posts

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We have designed this home ourselves. We are trying to combine elements of modern(the angles, sloped roofs), rustic(there will be rock around the bottom of the exterior), and farmhouse(there will be an exterior barn door that will slide in front of the front door. Our next step is to remove these temporary posts and bring in cedar timber posts (the door will be stained to a similar dark wood color of the posts). Design Question: How big around should the posts be and should we do a footing for them

wrapped with rock to match the house rock? There will be rock coming up to cover where you now see bright green at bottom of door. We can't decide about the footing - or for a modern look - just a cedar timber post all the way to the floor of porch. There will be dirt to build up later, and we also are deciding about steps. I think maybe those should be rock as well - or maybe just the riser in rock. We'd have to hire that rock work done for the steps instead of doing...

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I am SO excited to share my warm and welcoming, bright and inviting rustic Fall front porch with you today! I received compensation for the #FallFinds blog post. Kirkland’s partnered with several bloggers {like me!} to raise brand awareness. All purchases and content are my own and reflect my personal opinion and style.

And now, come on over … and Happy Fall, Y’all!

This post has been a long time coming.

You see, when we bought our house, our budget was already stretched thin. It was our first time moving from renting to owning and as a young family with two car payments and some credit card debt, there was no home makeover in sight.

(This photo was taken YEARS before we bought the house, but it is the only ‘before’ I could find. #badblogger)

So, the tired and bland exterior paint, the wood that needed replacing along the eaves, new support posts on the porch and all of the other updates had to wait. But we dug in, made extra...

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This super cute, rustic sign post can adorn your front porch or steps. This post is just waiting for the perfect sign, wreath, or lantern.

These all wood posts are the perfect addition to your home or garden. Use them for a wedding to point your guest in the right way or hang a "Thank You" sign out so they will know you were glad they came.

THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR A POST. No sign is included in this listing. If you are interested in a post and sign please see etsy.me/1UoNgAw

These posts are 100% solid wood, hand-made and hand-finished. Finished to stand up to the elements. They measure 35" tall x 5 1/2" square at the widest point. The beautiful hooks are oil-rubbed bronze and topped with a solid wood cap.

Custom designs, colors and signs available. We can make a one of a kind piece to suit your style.

Discount offered for multiple posts ordered.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to message...

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Last week in our fall home tour I gave a little sneak peek of our fall front porch, but you know I was going to do a full post on it, because let’s face it.. I love blogging & sharing our home with you guys. This year decorating our fall porch was especially fun because we are in our historic rental downtown. I got really sentimental while I was decorating the porch thinking that this time next year we will be in Michigan & let’s face it, that house only has a stoop. Hopefully a porch will be added soon to our Michigan house. Anyways, we still have two months left here in NC so we are making the most of it! For our porch fall decor, I wanted to do something rustic & colorful since the inside of our home has pretty neutral fall decor. To me, decorating for fall is all about cozy textures, warm colors, & rustic pieces. By the way this post is very picture heavy, & I’m very sorry about that, but I got very excited for fall & I wanted all these photos in this post to have the...

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When we bought our house it had zero storage. No garage, no basement, an attic that isn’t really usable, and no extra closets. We needed a place to store lawn equipment, paint, and general homeowner stuff, so Adam’s parents offered us an old metal shed that was on their property.

We put it on the back part of our lot, filled it with stuff, and promptly forgot about it.

Or at least I forgot about it. My husband on the other hand thought it needed some TLC. He would casually say things like “if you want you could paint that shed.” And I would nod my head and say things like “yeah, maybe” all the while thinking to myself that there was no way he was going to talk me into painting that rusty old thing. But he kept hinting – for years – that he wanted me to paint it, and I kept dodging his subtle pleas with mumbles and side-eyes. About a year ago he got he hint and stopped asking.

Then last month 3M contacted me for a campaign they’re doing about...

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Recent Requests for Deck and Porch Repair Contractors in Lexington, Kentucky:

Project Location: Lexington, KY 40508

Date: 08/2016

Is this an emergency?: No

Nature of the repair: Other

Current deck material: Pressure-treated pine

Request Stage: Ready to Hire

Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks

Covered by Insurance: No

Property Owner: Yes

Comment: involves the replacement of pillars that support roof over front porch. is in a h-1 zone.

Project Location: Lexington, KY 40513

Date: 08/2016

Is this an emergency?: No

Nature of the repair: Deck is unstable

Current deck material: Pressure-treated pine

Request Stage: Ready to Hire

Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks

Covered by Insurance: No

Property Owner: Yes

Comment: Need to...

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