OK so the trouble with driving out to work on the house for a day and then driving back – means I always forget to take pictures! Arg! 2 weekends in a row now! I don’t want to forget what we did so I’ll update anyhow and hopefully next weekend I’ll remember pics.
We’ve been driving out Friday nights then Saturday Ryan is doing errands with Alex (dump runs etc). The weekend before last I sanded the railings and got them stained after we went and bought new stain that actually matches this time Then I went up on the roof over the porch and painted the red molding that was left and the green siding – and just as I finished it started pouring. So the last 5 boards that weren’t dry all have to be re-painted as the paint washed off – yup!
We waited for the storm to pass before hitting the road and coming home Saturday night that weekend but last weekend we stayed until Sunday morning which worked better (rain again too).
So this weekend it was planning to rain again so i still couldn’t sand and stain the deck (UGG!!!). But I had the morning rain free so I painted the soffit around the porch yellow (part of it that needed one more coat). So the porch soffit just needs the red molding painted next.
After that Ryan and I worked on installing the last trim around the skirting of the porch (I believe there’s 1 piece left that needed an angle cut and hence a different saw) while Alex napped. I got the nail holes all filled and caulking done while he installed those. Georgia came over to play with alex for the afternoon/evening so we then built the small 1/2 railing that goes by the side door and got that ready to prime/paint before installing (so we brought it back home with us). We’ll install it next week!
We took the doors off the built-ins as well, hoping to have time to paint those this week and bring them back to install. The more we can do here in the evenings like that (painting big doors is next on the list) the better!
That’s it. Next weekend Chloe is coming over to watch Alex (getting lots of cousin help!) so hopefully the rain will hold off and we can get the deck stained already!!!!