Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deck Stairs and Railing

Yesterday was a vacation day for me and the kids, Tom stayed home for awhile and worked on finishing the stairs and railing.  We went to a camp my brother rented that was situated right on Lake Champlain.  It was beautiful!  While we were there my decorating brain was of course thinking about how I could use some of the drift wood, and rocks that were around.  I found two weathered pieces of driftwood that I thought would be perfect for the mantle.  This is them.

They are pretty neat, one looks like a snake.  While we were collecting this stuff Tom was working on the stairs.  We want the stairs to look a little dresser then most.  We wanted kick plates on the stairs that I will eventually paint white, we also picked out a nice pressure treated hand rail at Lowe's.  There will be some decorative trim added to the bottom of all the posts as well as the copper solar lights on top of the posts.  Tom  is proud about how sturdy the rails are, they don't move.  The gate will be the next addition.  These are some pictures of the stairs as they are now.

The stairs are totally level.  The cement down below slops down a little bit.  Chow!!


  1. Love your driftwood! Looks great up there - I'm going to get me some of that!

    1. Thank you! I love getting free decor items.. Thanks for the comment.


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