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A blend of old and new

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I want to share this photo to illustrate that it is possible to blend existing and new work. Patience and a knowledge of how to use colors are the main requirements.  The steps (hand cast) and the walk-way were "aged" to make them resemble to concrete on the porch. The handrails were custom made to owner specifications. The cost: under $8K. Your thoughts are welcome.

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

Looks pretty interesting. (post #215099, reply #1 of 2)

Looks pretty interesting. It's a nice idea to combine an old project with the new one. This takes less money and time investment. I guess that, if you need a new house in a short time, this could work well. You just need to plan that  in advance to prevent the mistakes and unpredictable situations.  

Thank you for your comment. (post #215099, reply #2 of 2)

Thank you for your comment. But...no...it takes MORE money and time investment to do what I did :) After all, I had to search high and low for a close brick color. Then I had to apply toner (colorant) to get the bricks to look perfectly matched. I am glad you think it worth the extra expense. This is the kind of "bread and butter" work I love.

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com