“Buy a fixer upper” they said, “It will be fun” they said.😑
We had a nice four day weekend planned. Thursday was Aaron’s birthday so he took a little time off from work. 😁 Our “plan” was to simply put up a fence and tear down an old deck. We were so excited!! In fact, I gifted Aaron some money for the fence as his birthday gift.
The fence went up great!💃🏼 🕺🏼 It was finished in no time at all and looks awesome! It was time to tear down the old deck.
Question – Who said “demo day” was fun?? 🤦🏼♀️
Destroying structures is hard work, folks! 😩 Poor Aaron stepped on two nails. Oh, and deck wood is extremely heavy.🏋🏼♀️ 💪🏼 I’m surprised I’m able to type this blog my arms are so sore! (Joking… Kinda!😂)
Finally, we got the old deck torn down! Time to build two sets of stairs for the two french doors. Our thoughts – Wow, this project hasn’t been so bad after all! Building steps will be a breeze. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Suddenly, we realized there was a problem! 😨 The two sets of french doors were so close together that the two set of steps would overlap each other. OH NO!!!
We decided to build a wooden platform underneath the steps to prevent the staircases from overlapping.
We made a list of what we would need. (I’m the queen of list.👸🏼) Cement blocks, screws and wood. SO. MUCH. WOOD. This adjustment added $400 to our weekend project.🤑
We estimated $300 for the fence and tearing down deck project. All in all, we spent $700. Honestly we had no other choice. Otherwise, we would have two set of french doors leading outside with a 4ft drop.🤕
The Bright Side – This wooden platform looks Ahhhmazing! 🤗 It added an extra living/hangout space to our property.
Watch my instagram stories – @karleegailbowman to see the beautiful color I picked out to paint the wooden platform later this week!! Also, later I’ll explain exactly how we built it!!
Karlee Bowman ♥️
PS – this is a face of desperation. I was desperate for a shower and food by this point! 😂