Apparently when Scott and I are apart, we’re super productive. If I didn’t like him so much, I’d suggest we spend more time apart so we could get all of our little house projects completed! While I was having a girl’s weekend in Las Vegas, Scott and our frequent house-helper Todd worked their magic on our dilapidated deck gates.
The gates were literally falling off their hinges and breaking apart at the seams, as you can see in this old picture. They were in desperate need of some TLC, so luckily for me, the hubs obliged.
The boys reused the vertical slats and hardware from the old gates, but bought some new lumber to construct the rest of the gates. A power saw, some nails and two motivated dudes was all it took to take our shabby gates to new and sturdy in a matter of hours.
Now, as you can tell, the gates aren’t quite finished yet. We pressure washed our deck a while back (and by we, I mean Scott) and were planning to refinish it once we figured out what to do with it. We’re considering staining it to match the areas that weren’t pressure washed (ie. the arbor) but this might be the perfect opportunity to do something different. Should we darken the wood up a bit to have a modern, dark wood look? Maybe a whitewash or some crisp white paint? Any thoughts on our big deck decision are more than welcome!