I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend! We drove down Saturday to our friends, The Gustafsons’, beautiful home for a holiday celebration on the lake (near Gallitin, Tn.)
They hold a Fourth of July celebration every year and hundreds of peeps show up! There is a food truck, a snow cone stand, bouncy slides, swimming, canoeing, and more! Jonathan has sang there the past few years, and it is such a good time!
When the sun set, they shot off beautiful fireworks in the night sky. Not gonna lie, y’all….I get emotional every time I watch the fireworks! I love this holiday and love what it represents. We live in the BEST country in the world, and I am so grateful to our wonderful military for keeping us safe and protecting our freedoms.
So many great memories!!!
Okay, now to today’s post…
I wanted to show you what we have done on the front porch, even though we have more to do. Let’s go back to what the flip house looked like last fall…
The porch was not level, so we decided to build a wood porch over the concrete porch to level things out.
This is what it looks like now!
It looks so much better!
We are going to build some new columns, power wash and paint the cinder block below, and wrap the house in board and batten.
Here is the before…
We will probably add headboard to the porch ceiling, and we “might” create a wooden walkway to the street. Not sure about that yet, though. I found a old door that I am going to restore for the front door, but that won’t be done for a while.
We have done more work to the exterior of the house like adding a skirt board and new facia boards, but I don’t have pictures of that. Our goal is to get the exterior of the house wrapped in board and batten and “dried in” as soon as possible.
Then we will be working on the interior of the house over the next few months. We hope to have the flip house finished by December and begin renting it out as an Airbnb by January.
So if you ever need a place to stay in Wilmore, Kentucky (10 minutes southwest of Lexington,) you can stay here!
I want to come up with a cute name for our house. Do y’all have any suggestions?
“The Hutch House?”
I would love to hear your ideas!
That’s it for now! I’m headed out to the garage to continue sorting and packing! We close on this house on MONDAY! yikes!!
Love you guys!