What a happy happy day it is when an eye sore finally sees its demise!
DNH Dad and I moved in our house, almost 7 years ago now, and we were as giddy as most first time home buyer! We loved our house. It did need some fixing up, but it was livable and the things that we didn't like didn't "have" to be replaced or change, but it was more about "wanting" them changed.
Over the years, what we have tackled our list and made some great improvements to our house, but what has also happened is that the list starts to get longer and longer. What was once not on the list, after living in the house and the surroundings, you start to understand used space and non-used spaces. Of course what I'm specifically talking about is our outside deck (duh, its the title right?)
When we moved in, I absolutely loved the deck. Wasn't it pretty? I pictured laying on a chaise lounge getting some sun and enjoying a cocktail up there. Fast-forward 7 years and two babies.
Our once beloved deck was painted(I couldn't handle the red anymore) and with the added pool fence (for babies protection) has now become a big awkward yard hazard that only gets used when getting in the spa.
What does one do when this happens? RIP IT OUT!!!
Here are some before pics:[scrollGallery ID=2]My Dad, or as we now like to refer to him as Demolition Dad, came over to help me start to taking it out. The husband was at work and babies were down for a nap, so armed with crowbars, hammers, gloves and will, we began to take it out.
It was quite freeing actually. The hubs and I although we try, often get stuck in our ways, and so when I first suggested demolishing this deck, DNH Dad was a bit concerned as to how it would happen, when it would happen, what would happen once was removed and what would we do with the new space. I assured him, that I had not a darn clue, but that I couldn't take it anymore and it was in-fact coming out.
Here are some of the demolition: [scrollGallery ID=3]
Not bad for our first day. Day 2 coming soon!