While I'm busy packing and furniture refinishing, I thought I'd share with you something I've been holding onto. I've been meaning to share this with you for a while...I was just hoping it would get 100% finished. However, there seems to be an affliction in my house. It's called the 97%. What is the 97% you may ask? Well, it's when you start a project and only complete 97% of it. For example, we redid our kitchen a few years ago...it's 97% done still. Our bathroom makeover - remained at 97% for about a year until my mom told my dad he couldn't have Thanksgiving dinner until he put up the light fixture for when our family came over. I've decided to just go ahead and show you our deck makeover because it will stay at 97% indefinitely.
Here is the before picture. This is from 2010 right after we added a little semi circle patio so it looks all nice and new.
We (my dad) changed the deck from wood to composite (recycled plastic) decking (we used Veranda). Why did we change, you may be wondering? That looks nice. Yes, it was nice. Until I walked outside, sat at the table, and got a puncture wound from a gigantic splinter (no exaggeration - it might as well have been a stick). I like to think my injury caused my dad to change it... although I'm sure he had other reasons. But seriously, a week later, he announced he was doing it and bought the materials.
Here are some in progress shots.
Here is what it looks like now. Can you tell where the 97% is?
It's the railing in the back. It was supposed to be covered but it's still wood. I suppose it'll stay that way forever.
Okay, from this angle it looks like 95%.
I love our deck! We've had it for over a year now (see how long I've been waiting?). It's so great - no splinters! I can't wait to hang out at my parents' for some summer BBQs.
BTW - If anyone knows of a cure for the 97%, please let me know.
June 2013 Update:
My dad has apparently found a cure for the 97%! Well, in this case at least. I came home to find this.
Isn't it amazing?!
The deck is now complete!
It really brings it all together.
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