Of course the before pictures were taken in May/June when everything was sunny and in full bloom, and the in progress pictures were taken yesterday on a dark March evening, but you still get the point, right? Even though it was very cute and painted before, opening it up allows us to take full advantage of the view, gives us more room for guests and prevents us from having to deal with the screen door that was always sticking. Some of the posts were rotten too, so Bubba replaced them and then built the hand rails coming down by the steps. The weather at the end of the week is supposed to be nice, so my grandfather is going to come down and help me sand, prime and paint the whole thing. (Yes, I am in charge of the painting...) Stay tuned for an update on the finished product.
Another quick project that probably wouldn't have happened if my mother hadn't suggested it were these old things.
Trying to be resourceful we just used some leftover paint my mom had from other projects and used it on the chairs. Technically the blue was more of a stain than a paint, and trust me applying it wasn't very time savvy. Regardless we were able to paint these in about one day and give the old chairs a new life. And they are occupying a new spot in our yard too! We have a problem with people going on our pier (obviously ignoring the 3 no trespassing signs we have posted) so we are hoping to put a pretty sign that says Private Property alongside the chairs and put out a few pretty pots of flowers or something just to let people know that just because we are the last pier along the beach it's not public and for anyone elses use. Some may think I'm overreacting, but you'd be surprised how many brazen people there are out there who will stroll right out there and fish off our pier, have a picnic on our land blocking our view, or use the pier as their own personal diving board. Can you say lawsuit waiting to happen?! Anyway enough preaching...I hope you enjoyed my update on our curb appeal projects!
More to come...