My Dad came over and helped me power wash my deck (I've been begging him for years because it's been pretty green and that just doesn't make for great photos ;)
It was a lot of work but I think it looks pretty great - I love the gray wood (I'm even using it for my blog background now!).
Here's a photo of the hydrangeas in bloom - I love that they're blue too (sometimes you end up with pink). I've also got multiple blooms on the big hydrangeas in my front yard. Which is pretty exciting because they haven't produced any blooms really for the past two years (since someone told me to prune them...which I won't do again)
These flowers are from a plant we transplanted last year - and what's crazy is they weren't striped like this when they bloomed last year. I love them!
I also had to pay to repoint my front steps...It was about the cost of 1 1/2 nights in a hotel in Hawaii so I wasn't too excited about that, but those are the 'joys of home ownership' (don't you hate when people say that to you? I always give side eye at that comment...)
I guess they look better...I feel like they're in the 'ugly' stage right now...you know when you're working on a project and you hate it but you try to keep working on it then end up loving it...yeah so I hope they look better soon...
Have a great weekend!