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Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

The start of the deck remodel

We finally got started on a project we've been meaning to do since the first day we moved in-- the deck. One problem with the existing back deck is that it's one story high and the railing is only 32 inches tall.  This is an issue because most residential building codes say the height should be at least 42 inches tall.

The second problem is the railing is horizontal slats, not vertical. That fact makes it a very nice latter for the boys to climb on. Just last weekend they were having fun doing a paper airplane contest off the deck and Dax would not stop climbing up to the second slat and hanging over the edge. It was pretty scary. Needless to say, the deck is getting a makeover and will be up to code and more-- we made it 46" tall--aka Porter boy resistant (I almost said Porter boy proof but honestly they can scale pretty much anything).

The deck before...


Progress

The deck railing is also nice and sturdy now. The previous deck railing was only nailed in. For our fixed up version everything is screwed in and it won't budge at all, even with only that one part done. As you can see in the pics we are also being eco (and budget) friendly and reusing what we can. This is as far as we got in a half a day off working on it. Now the weather is bad! Hopefully we get a warmer day soon to finish it up.

Outdoor updates

Bedroom progress