Monday, April 15, 2013

Under the Boardwalk

I showed you step one of de-rampify the house in this post, but what I didn't mention is that there was still one more small ramp outside of the house that we lovingly referred to as the boardwalk.  We weren't 100% sure what was under this one, and since we knew that we would need a step there if we removed it, we didn't want to get ahead of ourselves with that project. 
Little did we know, that project was feeling very left out, so on Thursday night as Matt carried a box out of the house he went crashing through the boardwalk. 
That will move a project up the list pretty quickly, so bright and early on Saturday morning I tackled the boardwalk.  I wasn't quite sure how to go about it so I started at the bottom and took off a plank or two, and then I found that the wood was so rotted that all I had to do was give it a good heave with my brute strength (I'm kidding on that...I have spaghetti arms).
But look! Do you see what we found? 
There was actually a normal step under there to begin with! Phew! We did not want to go about building one on our own at this point.  We are planning on repainting all of the exterior concrete at some point, so it still looks a little less than impressive, but at least we don't have to wonder who will go crashing through next. 

We ended up needing to use a shovel to clean up all the leaves and dirt that had accumulated there throughout the years, and although the after isn't anything spectacular - it is progress.

Now...for the big question.  What color would you paint this door?


16 comments:

  1. I think that door could be any practically any colour, so pick the colour that makes you happiest every time you see it! (for me that would be one of these sort of greens http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2010/01/21/retro-seafoam-mint-and-white/ or duck egg blue)/

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    1. I was actually considering both green and blue! I loved the color that we painted the door at our last house - and I might just go with that 'boston fern' color again!

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  2. I LOVE all of the work you are doing to make your house into a HOME. It's looking really great! Your labor of love will definitely have reward. :)

    How about something bright and happy like yellow or blue?

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    1. Thanks Adrienne! We are excited to have the chance to do it!

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  3. Yay for a hidden step! But I hope Matt was okay... falling through that thing could have gotten quite hairy. Glad it is no longer an issue!

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    1. Thankfully he fell through but he didn't fall over, so aside from the shock of going through the wood, he was quite all right! Im glad he wasn't holding one of the boys though.

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  4. I'm a sucker for Navy, so that's what I'd go with if it were me!

    So glad you found a stair there, too! Looking awesome!

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  5. I was going to say burnt orange but since your shutters are black it may be too halloweeny. sooo....hmm. maybe green? or a pretty red?

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    1. Im thinking green might just be the winner...

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  6. You could really go for any color on that door! You guys got lucky with that step!

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  7. Paint it the color of bright poppy flowers! Holla!

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    1. Haha you know that I am going to have to google what a poppy looks like now, right?

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  8. You guys are awesome. That is all!

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