Shaping Up

6.05.2011

How is your Sunday going so far? Mr. Savvy and I started working on our deck yesterday that was in sad shape and have accomplished quite a lot in two mornings. We had to start early before the sun gets back there. Way too hot when that happens. I wasn't expecting him to help, but so glad he did.

Yesterday it looked like this with the stuff moved all around so we could scrape and sand the floor.

How many sanders does it take to sand one deck? Apparently all these. We ended up using my little Makita sander.

After sanding, scraping and painting the first coat on this is what it looks like now from the sun room door. We started at the bottom of the steps and worked our way up and then backed into the sun room.

And look at my sun room now! This is where Mr. Savvy decided all the stuff from the deck needed to go. Guess I won't be using my sun room for a couple of days. 

I hope you have your decks and porches ready for the big Summer Blockg Party beginning June 20. You can click on the top button on my sidebar for more information. I will be hosting the decks and porches party on June 22. I am getting my deck in shape for the party. Glad this pushed me to get r done! I hope to see yours there.

Enjoy your day,

KIM

25 comments:

  1. Yikes! I'd best get working!

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  2. Don't you just hate having to be in the midst of these kinds of projects--the kind that disrupt other parts of the house while you're doing them. Painting is like that for me. But, once it's all done and everything's back in it's place, it's such a great feeling of accomplishment!
    Best,
    Susan

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  3. Oh what a job...of all the painting jobs I have ever done I think staining our deck was the worst. Mine needs it too...but I'm thinking maybe it's time to call in the professionals! Can't wait to see the finished product. Looking forward to the Block Party...~Ann

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  4. We have an nice covered patio but we have been remodeling our house and all of the "junk" is on the patio. I just hate it when you have to trash one part of your house in order to fix up another!

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  5. The deck looks wonderful already. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs, Marty

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  6. The deck is shaping up Kim...

    I added your party link to my sidebar. Rhondie from Rose Colored Glasses is having a porch party the day before your party, so it should be a fun weekend!

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  7. Our terrace is stone. I used to power wash it each year, but since we are on water restrictions I feel that would be a waste of resources. So I'm learning to live with the patina. ;-) Will plan to join the party though. ~ Sarah

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  8. That's what mine looked like last weekend... what color paint/stain did you use?

    Pattie

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  9. You weren't kidding that you had been working on your deck! Looks great! I know you can't wait to get everything back out there and do your magic. Can't wait to see the reveal and, of course, looking forward to the par-tay!

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  10. Lookin Good Kim! Can't wait for the party!! Martina

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  11. What a big job, Kim! I'll bet you are glad to have it over and done with..can't wait to see the patios this week! Now, sit yourself down with a glass of iced tea, put your feet up and have MrSavvy stand there and fan your face-that IS what all you Suthern' gals do, right? xo Diana

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  12. I've been adjusting out irrigation system today. Not a bad job in this heat b/c I'm getting quite soaked!

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  13. I'm sure it will be looking great, Kim! We planted our planters and power washed this weekend. Cleaning makes such a huge difference. Hugs, Kim = Hey, loved your previous post ;).

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  14. I spent yesterday afternoon scrubbing off mildew from my deck/porch...funny how one working on a project always makes another room get trashed!

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  15. I can't wait to see the final results of your deck and also to participate in the party! I had to laugh when I saw what Mr. Savvy did with all the stuff on your deck, my Sweetest would do the same thing! Men... what can ya do?

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  16. I guess as they say no pain no gain, right? I guess you have to go through that must do messy stage where everything is everywhere and put in the elbow grease to get the final effect which I am sure will be so worth it in the end..from the looks of it, this project is being taken seriously and is going to be fabulous when done!

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  17. Your porch will look so pretty after you are done, Kim. I can't wait to see it....Christine

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  18. Hi Kim,
    Sure looks like a looooot of work, but definitely all worthy it. I know it'll be awesome when it's all done. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  19. That's a lot of work, but it looks great! I hope I get inspired! Can't wait for the party to start!
    Debbie

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  20. Wow!! That looks like a lot of work!!! I can't wait to see what you do!

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  21. Isn't that funny, that's what we are doing. My husband rented a big sander and then hit the little spots with a hand sander. Then he put on one coat of stain. And stopped. And so it sits. Waiting for the 2nd coat...

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  22. PLEASE SAFETY FIRST..I saw that you have a Propane Tank in your sunroom pic...NEVER bring propane inside.
    Your home is so gorgeous and I just know that you don't want to put yourself or home in jeopardy...

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  24. Kim it's a lot of work but soon you and Mr.Savvy will get to enjoy that wonderful deck..and clean up that sunroom..LOL..I can't wait to see it all finished..
    Janet

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  25. Can't wait to see the reveal of your deck Kim! I know it's going to look as fabulous as everything else you create!

    Heather

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