Friday, October 24, 2008

Mistakes? What mistakes?

We're not actually that productive right now, we're just catching up on blogs. We finished the planter box for the deck a couple of weeks ago, and I kept forgetting to take an 'after' picture till after dark. I remembered today! So here's the planter, which covers all the awkward mistakes and transitions on the deck. The deck is a funny shape and we had a corner with multiple levels and multiple angles, so we did the great cover-up.

We grabbed these shrubs at the end-of-season sale at the big box - 75% off! - just to fill in. These were $4 each, less expensive than the mums we already had. Love those sales!

We also put in some rock to complete the half-round shape of the deck-patio complex since the stairs ended up more square than originally planned.

Deck - check! So nice to cross that off. And nice to not fall off the rickety, crappy old porch all winter. Blech - glad that's gone.


C&C said...

Oh my, your deck looks fabulous! I love your house, it is just perfect!

Anonymous said...

I can't get over how good your new deck looks - thanks for putting up pictures of so many steps in the process!