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The past two days I have been putting a second coat of stain on the decking area. Mum so ably having provided the first coat when she was here.
First the Summer Damson for the balustrade, trellis and path. It’s amazing how the colours fade overtime and this was particularly noticeable as I painted the trellis – the algae green showing up brightly against the damson purple which gradually replaced it.
Day two has been spent re painting the deck itself, along with the gate and fence in Ash Black – removing all traces of blue.
I am particularly proud of the balustrade and the trellis as this was all my work 11 years ago. My most major piece of DIY to date.
I put the path down in 2003 with the help of my dad along. Eleven years ago the deck was mostly constructed by Geoff with my help.
Many a late Spring and Summer gas been spent on the Deck, although the British weather has often curtailed us.
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The deck always was blue but weathering had toned it down. So on reflection and having seen the brightness of the newly painted blue deck we have decided to lose the blue.
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Saturdays are probably my favourite day of the week. Waking up in the morning with a whole day ahead of you and a blank page upon which to write your life.
At the moment (of course) life is pretty full of sorting, shredding, boxing (things not people), dumping (things not people!!), tidying, painting the list goes on… And so Saturday is pretty much mapped out.
Today Anita is out at Woburn Sands Band Playing Day. Matt is off on a youth weekend away and Bex will be off to a party soon. So here am I.
This morning has been a mix of dumping and then food shopping, before putting a wash out (it’s dry and sunny).This afternoon the joys of gloss paint await.
Later we are heading out to a friends Big Birthday Bash. This is actually a fund-raiser at a local Leisure Centre in aid of various African Development Projects. However, this deserves a post of its own so more later. I’d better get painting before Anita gets back!