Sunday, April 18, 2010

Busy Bees!

Chris & I decided last weekend that our house needed a little facelift...a little TLC, if you will. So, we headed out to Lowe's -- ahh! I love Lowe's! :) We found a color we want to paint our house and one for the trim as well. We came home right away to notice that before we painted... we had to get rid of the mildew -- yuck! We spent a good portion of last Sunday scrubbing our porch with tons of elbow grease. It was no fun! I was supposed to finish the scrubbing this week while I was off from school, but wouldn't you know that I actually had school work! Imagine that! Meanwhile, Smiley thinks of this more genious idea to buy some deck cleaner spray to kill the mold and mildew and then it just washes away! We decided we would try it on Saturday morning. Man, did it work! All of that yuckiness came right off! We figured it would take a while to dry and didn't figure we would begin painting until Sunday. About an hour later, we went out to realize that it had already dried! So, we went ahead and started painting the rails and trim of our porch. Good thing, too, because it definitely needed two coats and took us the rest of the day Saturday and practically all day on Sunday! But, we are completely happy with the results and can't wait to see the rest of the house smile brighter as we continue to improve everything else! :) Here are a few pictures from our hard work:

Our house before...

My hard workin' man!

I even got in on the paintin' action!

Delilah figured she would help some, too!

All finished! :)

Next weekend we hope to get the floor of the porch stained chestnut... wish us luck!