Lately DH and I seem to be slaves to our home. We are trying to come up with ways to lessen this, but truth is, our dream home, owns us, and sometimes it can feel a bit defeating.
I am truly blessed to have the front porch of my dreams. Literally, I have dreamed of a porch like this all my adult life.
But with all things, it can be a blessing or a curse
After just 7 years the decking needs to be repainted.... again.
And take a close look at the ceiling, you can just make out some of the mildew problem I've been dealing with for several years.
I've powerwashed, bleached, primed 2 coats, and painted 2 coats, on the ceiling and railings and it is all nice and bright white now. It has taken 3 weeks of work to get this done (I'm taking it at a slow pace).
So right now my porch looks more like this, with ladders, plastic, and paint buckets everywhere you turn.
I'm going to paint the rockers also. They may look nice and white here, but in truth they are also covered in mildew and bleaching will only keep em clean for a couple of months, then they need it again. I'm using a mildew resistant paint additive that I've had good luck with in the past.
Next step is the decking and stairs
Then the rockers and swing, and then I can put it all back together. I want to be done by July 4th!!! for our big 4th Bash.
I better get cracking!!!!!
So between that and my room a day cleaning challenge I'm a bit busy.