Thursday, May 7, 2015

Most MIA Blogger, Evs. But hey! Porch.

  Oh, goodness. It has been such a longggg time since I posted! Over five months! I feel like all of my posts start that way so, well. I will apologize now for being missing in action. It's been a whirlwind year in my life, we've had a death in the family that was very hard, teacher life has been dramatically more challenging this year than last year, which still seems crazy to me, and I think overall I just got into a creative slump with my house.

This month is the 7th anniversary of living in my house, which I hope to celebrate with a blog post.  But I suppose we'll see if that really happens! Let's hope. haha.

Anyway. One of the big things that has happened around here lately is that we got a new front deck! When I was in college we collapsed it during a party (oops) and made some repairs then, but since the gutters were so terrible before we replaced them, it expedited the rot occurring on the deck.

Here's some before action:



This is one of those embarassing moments where the deck is actually well, worse, than it appears in the photo. The wood was sort of start to move away from the white frame and supports beneath it... a little sketchy.

I went ahead and hired this job out to make sure that it was done correctly and looks good. Here it is:


Even in progress it looks safer and better!


Plus, our new step is actually to the size of a human foot. Which is great and results in less people falling to their doom.


The new deck with labor and materials was $650 big ones, but it looks great and will help with keeping the resale value of this little joint. 

I have purchased some stain for the entire deck and I haven't decided if I should stain the side steps that are still wood, or if I should paint them white. Any opinions out there? 

Here is the hopeful color of the new deck after I stain it:

(it came from Pinterest, but I can't find a direct link. Sorry. :( )

Obviously that house is quite a bit nicer than mine, but that's alright. I still like the way that wood tone looks with the white beams. 

Next steps to the TrailerPerf summer porch?
  • Stain the entire deck and step
  • Stain back steps to match (oops)
  • Redecorate!
  • Spray paint outdoor furniture
  • Accessorize!
Here's to a summer that is less crazy and strange then the school year!





2 comments:

  1. Yayayayayayayayay! I was so excited to see a new post from you! The new porch looks fantastic and so much more sturdy. Perfect for hanging out with a couple drinks during your summer vacation!

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  2. Yayayayayayayayay! I was so excited to see a new post from you! The new porch looks fantastic and so much more sturdy. Perfect for hanging out with a couple drinks during your summer vacation!

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