My husband and dad did the un-fun task this summer of redoing our deck. After years of weather left the decking worn and splintery, we decided it was time — especially with a baby soon to be on the move. We didn’t want to have to worry about her soft skin on the rough wood.
Speaking of our little one, I was on baby duty, so I wasn’t much help on this project. OK, I wan’t any help. And I’ll admit, it was tough to just be a spectator! But I documented, and that’s something… right?
Here’s the deck (mostly) before:
You can see some of the damage on the individual boards here. Thankfully the supports were in good shape so they only had to replace old boards and railings.
For the decking, they took off some of the old boards before adding the new boards. It was easier and safer for them to work that way.
The baby liked to watch.
They discovered the most perfect egg during the renovation.
Here is the final result:
The best part? The Maryland flag and baby swing.
It took them a week to do the project, and it turned out wonderfully.