Deck Before and After Makeover

Y’all know how I love a good before and after makeover, right? From hairstyles to home improvements, I think everyone enjoys seeing big transformations.  Today I bring you our deck before and after makeover, because I’m in love with how it turned out.  I’m also in love with the man who did the work! (Coach, of course)

Deck Before and After Makeover

The front deck here at Big Creek is 30 years old. It deserved a before and after makeover! It’s a pretty spacious deck, stretching the entire depth of the house. It’s the perfect place to sit and take in the beautiful view of the creek, surrounding hills and crop lands.  My family has made many wonderful memories on this old deck.

deck before and after makeover

Like the time Madre turned 50 (which means I was 20) and Auntie Anne brought a case of champagne. The party was held on the front deck; I swiped a whole bottle of bubbly and Jimmie and I consumed it together on the back deck. That’s when I learned how champagne sneaks up on you!  I was fine sitting down, but once I stood up…whoa, Nelly! Once I finally found my way back to the front deck, the 50 & up crowd was far enough into the case that they didn’t notice my mishap…crisis averted!

I’m not sure why that was the first memory to surface, but anyway….I digress.

Coach has given the deck-full-of-memories a whole lot of TLC in the past week. The deck before and after makeover is our new pride and joy!

deck before and after makeover

The Beautiful After Shots

deck before and after makeover

deck before and after makeover

Coach loves to pressure wash things. Vinyl siding, patios, decks…if it’s pressure-washable, he’ll usually do it. He confessed to me that he had been wanting to wash and seal this deck since we were dating, back in the late ’90’s. We both wondered if it was too far gone, if maybe it was too old and weak to withstand pressure washing.  It wasn’t.  I am absolutely infatuated with this deck now!

deck before and after makeover

It’s amazing what a good-looking husband, a pressure washer and water sealer can do! This deck before and after makeover is probably my favorite Big Creek makeover to date.

deck before and after makeover

Which is yours? I’ll leave a few links here so you can decide.

Papa’s Shop After

Big Creek | Outdoor Spring Cleaning (the biggest transformation is at the very end)

Topping Off Big Creek

Is there another post with a dramatic transformation that you can remember? I’d love to hear your thoughts on your favorite projects we’ve completed since moving here.  Every little improvement brings us closer to our goal! Maybe someday we’ll figure out what our end goal actually is.  Will we ever be finished?

Speaking of which, the long-promised floor transformation really is coming soon.  Our guy has already been out and paid a visit, and hopes to start working in the next week.  Keep your fingers crossed with me, won’t you?

X,O,X,O,   Martie

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