November 29, 2010

4 hours = new railing!

Filed under: Home — Catherine @ 10:00 am

We are on a roll with the house in our attempt to get it ready by my birthday just a week and a half away!

Eric went around the house and replaced all the dated brass knobs with nice shiny satin nickel knobs. He also managed to fix a bunch of our doors that never closed properly.

We also managed to install some bedside reading lights that we bought a month ago. I love them as they really match our furniture and give off just enough light for reading. Perhaps some day we’ll get some wires covers and paint them the wall color but for now they look great!

Of course that night (Fri) we got a call from the bank doing our refinance telling us our appraisal was all set except one thing – our deck stairs needed a railing!

I’m not sure why it wasn’t addressed last year when we bought the house but alas, we said we’d have it up by Monday. A trip to Home Depot yielded all sorts of railing options and $300 (!!) later, we had all our parts.

We actually had to get up EARLY on Sunday to work on this so we could make a birthday party later in the day. (Sorry neighbors!) Neither Eric nor I have ever built a railing but somehow, after multiple broken drill bits, stripped screws, and removal of a stair tread, we had a pretty decent looking railing!

We opted not to continue the wrought iron railing around the rest of the deck in favor of this non-rust PVC type railing. Someday we want to expand the deck because for such a big house, the deck is really small! We can hardly fit a table and chairs on it.

It’s still standing so I’m guessing we did a pretty decent job!


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