Monday, August 2, 2010

What I've been up to

I haven't been scrapbooking lately, I haven't been anything lately, except working on this deck!

When we bought this house we loved that it had all these wonderful decks. We knew the decks weren't in the best shape, but we would soon find out, under all that snow, they were actually in terrible shape.

The house actually has over 2600 sq feet of deck, we could never afford to pay someone to replace them. Last summer we began the adventure on our own. We were only about 400 square feet into the project before we ran out of motivation, so this summer we decided to hit it hard. We actually have about 1700 square feet finished except for railings, light poles and stain. Woo Hoo! Maybe someday soon I will actually have a life again, although I won't have any money to live it. (haha)

This is standing out the deck door looking down. Please ignore all the junk, and those unbelievably ugly valances that I pulled out of my grate room and just threw out there.
If you were to turn to the right instead you would find the miles of unfinished deck, so we won't go that way!
If you goes left it goes around a corner...
to this. JT is quite proud of those stairs, as he should be, they look beautiful, still missing bottom step.
This is the second level of deck, you can see a little step up in the picture. If you were to go to your right you would see another set of stairs to the upper level. It isn't done, so no picture.

To the left is this shed and a little walkway of deck to another deck that is 23x14. I should have gone over there and taken a picture as there is a huge pine tree growing thru the center that we framed around, I guess I was being lazy.

And here is my beautiful railing that we put together last night. I just love it! The tall pole will have a light on it when it is finished. We have lights every couple of 8 ft sections.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the pictures of our summer project. Hopefully before to long we will be done!!


Cathy said...

wow! you guys have been incredibly busy! So beautiful!

Hanging out tomorrow night and checking out the catalogs from CHA if you want to join us!

peytonsmom said...

oh my gosh they look so nice