I haven’t shown you much of our deck or back yard. Because it’s a little embarrassing.
The deck and yard were two of our favorite things about this house before purchasing it. The deck is pretty large. In fact, at 600 square feet, it’s larger than my first apartment was. As a friend said, we “bought a deck with a house attached.”
Once we moved in and the snow melted, the deck had to be re-painted.
I painted every single one of those spindles. With a brush. It took forever. But it looked so pretty!
This was in early spring, and by that summer, it was all peeling up…badly. As you can imagine, I had no desire to do all that again (especially if it was only going to last a few months), so it’s been peeling up ever since. But as it turns out, the deck boards are at the end of their life expectancy anyway and they’re all beginning to rot.
Here’s what it looks like today.
Nasty, huh? This is why you haven’t seen it.
So, I bet you can guess what we’re doing this weekend! Or beginning to do this weekend anyway…it will probably take longer than that to rebuild the whole deck. Of course, I will keep you updated on our newest project.