This was a very eventful weekend- these photos document 3 projects that Matt completed- I assisted. It's been almost a year since we have lived here. With the changing of weather and the significant snow we had our porches have been through a lot this last year. This meant a new fresh coat of paint. Our back porch appears to be cheap plywood- but it will do for now.
I knew Matt would be painting the front porch. I had a spray paint project and did my best not to get it on the porch; but I didn't have enough newspaper to cover the spray I guess....Matt had told me not to worry since he planned to paint the porch; but I really did try not to make a mess.
Waiting for the pain to dry- note the porch swing preventing access to the stairs to the porch. This was our version of caution tape :)
So the back and front porch are painted and drying....so why not re-paint the stairs to the basement. While Matt was painting the porches he asked me to go get paint for the stairs. I had a few ideas of what color I might like, and it is not the brown that was there. The brown isn't a bad color, just a little on the not my favorite color of brown list.
I love this shot of Matt's feet! I helped with some trim work and then helped by handing Matt the needed utensils- roller, paper towel, brush, paint, etc :)
And then we had freshly painted stairs! Ironically it isn't the same color as the outside porches; but it is similar! The new color on the stairs really brightens the stairway hallway and the sunlight from a basement window dances around the hallway instead of being absorbed by the brown stairs.
We looked online for outdoor rugs, but they were super expensive and wasn't sure if I even would like them in real life! We went to the mall Sunday afternoon to pick up a few things after church and decided to see if we maybe Sears had rugs. They did and they weren't super expensive either!
Here's to an eventful home maintenance weekend- but a little less expensive than some of the previous tasks!