In March we finally got around to knocking down the awful back deck that led into our house. It wasn't just ugly, it was dangerous and confidence shattering as well.
Let me explain. One day a step broke in half just from me stepping on it. Then, not long after that, I was unlocking the door and part of the deck broke off and my foot fell through. I should've knocked it down then just for making me feel like a fatass.
After Natalie arrived we decided we had to do something about it. Matt and his dad built our new deck from the ground up and put in a lot of hard work. I'm really proud of that and think it makes it that much more special. Plus, we saved a ton of money on labor. I really do love it.
Before you look at the picture of the old deck, it's important to me that you know I don't live in the projects. The back of my house looks pretty ghetto, especially with all my neighbors crap lying against the chain link fence.
Alas, it's finished though and I'm so happy. My nieces came over for a couple days and we got some great use out of it. We blew bubbles, colored with chalk and sunbathed.
Not only is my new deck not a lawsuit waiting to happen but it's practical and fun too!
|Before (Kind of a long story as to why it was in such bad shape.)|