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14. Protecting, Painting my decking: sprucing up the garden

I have wanted to paint the decking for a while it was my top summer project. A few months ago our neighbours were chucking out old decking which was in great shape. Ours is not.

All my pot plants have been rotting the deck so we actually have holes in our deck. So now we have good weather it’s time to fix it all up! Papa Smurf my father in law came over and cut and replaced the worst decking.

My first job was to chuck out the crap. Get rid of the old bin and just stop using it for anything other than plants.

So I put all the green waste in the green bin, all the rubbish in the bin. Brushed the decking then used the power spray to clean off any stuck on muck. It wasn’t a pleasant job and my legs got covered in dirt!

The decking is t in great shape but we don’t have the budget to replace it but we can afford £40 on paint! It’s a nice quick fix and whilst we have the good weather there is no better time to sort it all out. Papa smurf fixed a few planks before and he came back to fix the remaining damaged planks. Rescuing those plank from the skip saved us about £40 in wood. If we had an unlimited budget I would invest in stone/ brick paving instead. It’s lasts much longer and needs less maintenance.

So now it has a new layer of protection. A few areas have a bit of wear and tear so I will need to repaint bits. We have replaced all the rotten boards with fresh ones and it looks so much better.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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