I know the blog has been very baby-centric the last few weeks, but some other cool things have been going on here at the Julius house lately!
The deck looked great and we were really happy with it…from the top, that is. See, we don’t have a shed or anything, meaning we have to keep most of our outdoor tools, equipment, etc under the deck. It keeps our yard clear of junk, but it makes for a pretty bad eyesore from this view.
We tossed around a few ideas on how to cover it. We thought about planting some kind of shrubs around the deck but decided against that idea for a few reasons.
- First, Bob has to keep his mower under the deck and planting shrubs would make access to it way more difficult for him.
- Second, we wouldn’t be able to plant shrubs on one of the sides of the deck because it is paved. You can see where I mean in this picture. (through the steps)
We thought of a couple other ideas, but in the end decided to hang some lattice. We bought pieces at Home Depot that were pressure-treated pine. First we measured and cut our pieces to fit.Before hanging it, we stained it with the same white that we used on the deck.
You may notice that the piece closest to the house is unstained. We accidentally stained the wrong side (which mattered because we cut the pieces first). We’ll get to it eventually, but for now, it’s not very obvious.
Bob still has to hang the lattice on the side where he keeps his mower. He just hasn’t decided yet how he wants to attach it to make it easy access when he needs to cut the grass.
AND…we have some plans to frame out the lattice. I’ll post pictures if we ever get to that!
Lastly, we hung some flower boxes. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of them yet so (once it cheers up outside), I’ll be back to post what those look like too.
In other news, I’m heading to the Justin Timberlake and JayZ concert tonight!!! Girls night out!!!! I can’t wait!