Here’s the before…

we stripped off the railing, took off the bottom siding material…and we are putting new steps on the front…wah-lah!

Then he will build new steps on each side…then we will put on wood lattice around the bottom…restain the whole deck, stairs, and new lattice…plus put  on a new sheet metal roof… and “cedar” rails from the trees in the front yard…Mr. Wonderful is also going to take off the flimsey plastic “shutters” and build me some cute wood ones that look cottagey

Main Entry: cot·tage
Pronunciation: \ˈkä-tij\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English cotage, from Anglo-French, from Middle English cot — more at cot
Date: 14th century

1 : the dwelling of a farm laborer or small farmer
2 : a usually small frame one-family house

I will stain it to match the porch…sigh…

I can just picture it…

We tried to stucco the metal and found out real quickly that wasn’t going to work, so we painted it this color instead…

Hannah calls it hot chocolate…I say it matches the color of our dirt…and once I landscape it won’t matter because most of it won’t even show…smile…

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