My husband decided to put a cover over our deck. The sun beats down so bad in the morning that it makes it impossible to enjoy the deck. He started it Monday hoping to have it done by the 4th of July. His time table was a little bit off.
We finally were able to start putting the sunshade up around 6pm on the 4th. The water sealer took about three times longer then he thought it would.
I pitched in to help. But I left the power tools up to him. We were trying to get it done before 7pm .We were to meet our friends at the airport for a barbecue and fireworks. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Rick was tired of missing with it and just wanted to get it done. We finally got it finished around 9pm. Next time we will plan it just a little bit better.
Rick made shelves so we would have a place to set our drinks while grilling.
We split it into two sections. This is my reading spot. A nice fire and a good book, works for me.
I loved the way our dinning area turned out. It feels very inviting.
The last thing to get done was putting up the lights. It really added a lot to the place.
We were finally able to have our July 4th dinner, the 5th of July. I have to be honest I was a little upset about not being able to celebrate the 4th with our friends. But after seeing how the project turned out, it was so worth it. I love how it turned out! We will just have to have a barbecue and invite everyone over. Like that will break my heart.