Well... Nearly a month since my last post! Bad Tyler! 🙊
It's been a busy month! We've completed a deck and installed the front door. We also set up an Etsy shop for mum's jewelry! Hrm putting it down in writing makes it sound like nothing!
The first big project we completed was our new deck! Mum built the plans and drafted the blueprint for us. Home hardware delivered everything we needed... They must love us by now.
First was the fun part of removing the bottom two rows of shingles; Which turned out to be relatively easy once I worked out I could take the circular saw and set it to be just under the thickness of the shingles and ran it along the bottom! Lickety split the tiles were detached and nails, omg so many nails, were removed. After fixing up a few boards that needed to be replaced we installed the metal flashing and blueskin protector.
|The first deck beam laid|
|Base of the deck. Complete.|
|Starting the decking.|
|We decided to go with a 30 something degree angle.. because why not?|
We ended up running out of decking just before the last corner was finished! Initially we had planned to put a step at the end but decided to extend the deck out to the edge of the house which used up a bit more wood than we had planned to. So we had to call it a day and get a few more planks ordered.
|Aaannnnddd we've run out of boards!|
|Mum surveying the edge overlooking our junk pile.|
We took the old storm door and turned it into the back rail which added a great rustic look that matches the house nicely.
Our doors and windows arrived and we've installed the front door. It took us all day and nearly killed us in the process I swear and I don't have any pics of the door install because of it. I'll post a shot of the front doors when its nice out (Finally rain!).
|Our new front doors|
In other news I tried my hand at making an acrylic pour using silicone spray to make a really cool cell pattern in the paining. It's pretty funky!
|My first acrylic pour|
And I'm closing today with a shot of mum and grandma hanging out near the causeway.