Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pain in the Deck

I wish that I had taken photos of the "Before before" I spent my whole summer sanding and painting this deck.  These before pictures are just the before painting before pictures. 
I sanded for a few weeks, got pneumonia because I failed to wear a dust mask.  Recovered from that and sanded another week and a half before I got to this stage. I was sanding while the kids were at school.  Mia came home and asked why I was coughing.  I told her that it was because I had been sanding and didn't use a mask, so I came down with pnuemonia.  She asked if I had sanded that day and I said yes.  She said, "Did you use a mask?" I told her I did and she said, "Well, I am glad to see that you learned something."

It took me 3 weeks, starting at 9 in the morning and ending at 2:30 in the afternoon, so I would be available when Jared got home from school, to get this deck painted.  Overall I am really happy with how it turned out.  It was a lot of work and it feels great to go out on the deck and appreciate all the hard work I put into it.

Don't mind all the weeds, that will have to be a project for next year.  Who am I kidding? It will probably be a project for the next 5 years.


Ambs said...

I looooooooove the colors you chose! The deck and the house! Choosing colors can be such a stressful thing... for me at least!

mommaquincy said...

Wow! What a difference that made! I am impressed!

Missy said...

That deck looks amazing! I love how the colors match your house. Hopefully it will last a long time before you have to do it again. I remember staining our fence that took one entire summer. After I got done I thought Oh good I don't have to do that for another 5 years. Before I knew it 5 years had snuck up on me . . . then we moved :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful work! Sorry you were sick!