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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 Painted Deck (Finally!)

One of our first projects when we moved in was fixing the deck so it was safe for kids. Fast forward to almost two years later and we finally painted it. The weather has been better for painting and I couldn't stand the deck the way it was any longer.

I spend 3 hours scrubbing the dirt off the deck and the mold off the posts (since it took us so long to paint that part). I just used TSP, bleach, and water.  That was Thursday night. Friday I went to Sherwin Williams to get "Super Deck" paint so I could paint it all Saturday. The guy was nice enough to tell me of an upcoming sale with 40%off all paints. So I had it mixed up and waited to pick it up one week later when the sale was on. The only trick after that was keeping the deck clean for a week after all that hard scrubbing. It stayed pretty clean but on Friday I had Cameron power wash it off just get the last of the dirt off.

On to the good part, pictures...

 Here is a before. It looked so horrible!

 The boys earned some play money by helping.

Before and Afters:

 Before

 After. I had it color matched to Behr's "Mossy Oak". We are going to paint our house the same color soon. Its a little darker and warmer than what is on their now.


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 After



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 After

Before

 After. You can see the test color on the house. 


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 After

I don't know how we lasted so long the way it was. Cameron was sitting behind me on the couch as I was uploading these pictures and saying how disgusting it looked. He was so used to it, he didn't notice how bad it was. I was like yeah, we had a birthday party for Kian and had people over and it looked like that. And he was like "oh nooo!"

I'm kind of glad he realized that, because I'm always the only one who is embarrassed about the condition of the house! Only 247 projects to go until it's not embarrassing anymore :)









And the painting continues!-- The shed

And it was all yellow