The Porch House

The Grit and Polish - Porch House Front Exterior

Porch House exterior // body BM Hale Navy // trim BM Simply White

The Porch House is a 1900s farmhouse in Ellensburg, WA, our hometown. This beautiful home was originally built elsewhere and moved to it’s city lot by oxen cart in the early 20th century (at least that’s the history passed down by neighbors and past residents). The kitchen, sunroom, master bedroom, living room, and exterior were renovated in 16 days for HGTV’s Master Plan pilot episode (you can read more here). The rest of the home was renovated in 2018 (upstairs, powder bathroom, master suite, mudroom) and the house was sold.

Kitchen & Attached Sunroom

Sources: cabinet color (C2 Vex) // wall and trim color (BM Simply White) // butcher block // cabinets, countertops, and backsplash (GS Cabinet) // Shaker peg shelves (DIY) // range  // dishwasher // fridge // sink / faucet (in lustrous steel) // pot filler (in lustrous steel) // globe pendants (changed to this budget option) // sconce (budget option with glass shade) // drawer pulls // cabinet knobs // range hood DIY (we used this insert) // utensil crock // rotating cake platter // wood cake stand (similar) // white vase // sunroom rug //

Read More: stay tuned for the reveal // kitchen before & design inspiration // Christmas decor // Adding Vintage Charm to a new kitchen // Butcher block

The kitchen looked like this for the Master Plan reveal:

The Grit and Polish - Porch House Kitchen Flowers on IslandThe Grit and Polish - Porch House Sunroom sun

Living Room

Sources: stay tuned

Read More: stay tuned

The Grit and Polish - Porch House Living Rm 16.2The Grit and Polish - Porch House Fireplace 5

Powder Bathroom

Sources: wallpaper / paint (C2 Vex) / floors / sconce / pedestal sink / faucet (similar style) / toilet / George Washington print (free download from / picture frame / cabinet hardware /

Read More: Powder bath design // Why we added a powder bathroom // 8 great powder bathroom wallpapers // the Porch House powder bathroom reveal // Porch House floor plan // powder bathroom budget

The Grit and Polish - Porch Powder Bathroom sink Wallpaper CLEAN

Dining Room

Sources: chandelier //

Read More: Holiday decorations

The Grit and Polish - Porch Dining Room 2.2

Master Suite

Sources: hardwood floors / vanity, custom by Munson Cabinets / bin pulls / faucets / vanity lights / white towels (similar) / soap bottle c/o / candle / rug / swing arm lights / edison bulbs /  bench / turkish towel (similar) / art (except vintage and bird postcard) / brass clock / basket (similar) / slate tile / shower floor tile / subway tile / grout (Delorean gray, non sanded) / shower faucet and handle /

Read More: to come

The Grit and Polish - Porch Master Vanity BigThe Grit and Polish - Porch Master Bathroom Bench in Doorway


Sources: paint: BM Simply White / rug / sink (ricotta) / faucet (lustrous steel)/ George Washington print (free download) / picture frame / green rain boots / leather boots / women’s hat (similar) /

Read more: reveal // sink and faucet // design


stay tuned for updates.

Read all posts on the Porch House here.