Monday, October 18, 2010

It is DONE!!

Finally, our back deck project that was supposed to take a day, is finally finished after 3 full days (last weekend) and two afternoons (this weekend).  Woo hoo!!  I am so happy it is finally done, it was such a long, frustrating, project.  

And although I say that it is done, I know that it isn't really completely finished.  The main part of the deck is built and that's what really needed to be done.  We need to build new stairs and a small platform (8'x10') platform deck at the bottom of the stairs and a stone pathway from that to the driveway.  But the work that we planned to do and NEEDED to do this year is done!  The rest, including painting will probably wait until spring.  Although if the weather (and money) hold out we may try to do some of it this year.  Only time will tell.

We had another beautiful fall weekend to work.

This is where we started Saturday . . . 

. . . and this is where we ended . . . 

. . . but the hole is getting smaller.

Late Sunday afternoon and it is finished!

And it has stairs . . . 

I am so looking forward to getting a little bistro table and chairs set in the spring to sit outside while Liam plays trucks on the new deck.

Hey, have I mentioned that it is DONE???


  1. I can only imagine how happy you are. After we bought our house and started doing the little projects we were SOO happy when we finished.

  2. looks beautiful! what a wonderful accomplishment to be proud of :)