Happy Monday! Here’s to an enjoyable week :)!
The past two days, Pete and I were super busy with DIY house projects. On the agenda was a pantry makeover, power washing the house and deck, and installing a dead bolt on our front door. We solicited the help of my dad and were able to bang out all three of those projects on Saturday!
The day started for me with painting the pantry. I’ll be detailing our pantry makeover in it’s own post, but basically we were replacing the old wooden shelving with white close mesh wire shelving. The closet was kinda smelly and scuffed up too so a fresh coat of paint was definitely needed. I think I did pretty good!
While I was painting, Pete was working on power washing the house.
Our house is surrounded by a lot of trees, especially in the backyard. Therefore, the pollen and just general green from the trees tends to build up on our house. Here’s a before and after shot of one section of the house.
The power washing really helped! Plus, my dad had the power washer so this project cost exactly $0. Love that!
Simultaneously, my dad was working on installing a dead bolt on our front door. For this, we needed a hole saw, which attaches right to a power drill. We were able to pick this up, as well as the drill bolt, at Home Depot for $20.
The hole saw drills a circle right through the metal door so that the dead bolt can be installed. Once the hole was created, we got a little goofy!
Then, you use a smaller size hole saw (this one we already had) to drill the side of the door where the dead bolt turns to lock.
If anyone is interested, I can do a more detailed post on this process, just shoot me a comment to let me know.
Next, we needed to pick up the shelves and brackets from Home Depot to complete the pantry makeover. I’m so excited to share the whole process. That post will be coming up tomorrow, but for now, here’s a little preview.
On Sunday, one last thing needed to be done- sealing the deck. After power washing, any old sealant on your wood has been stripped away, leaving the wood unprotected.
This was more on the expensive side, at $47.97 for a 5 gallon sealer, yet it will be able to seal our deck 2-3 times. It was pretty easy to apply, as it just needed to be rolled on with a paint roller.
Whew! Lots of work, but we’re feeling so accomplished! The house and deck look great, our pantry is no longer outdated and smelly, and we’re feeling a lot safer with our deadbolt.
Did you do any house work over the weekend?
Tell me about some DIY work you’ve done lately!