|The space above the rails is where the lattice used to be|
We felt it was superfluous to our needs, since we have large leafy trees which offers us all the privacy we require on that particular side of the deck. Removing the lattice has made the space feel less claustrophobic.
It used to look like this.
Painting the exterior continued despite the adverse weather conditions. The area was completely undercover though.
|This shirtless shot is especially for you Jane. xx|
Jason worked like a Trojan. (Fortuitously, his middle name is Troy. Ha! His Mum should be proud he's living up to his namesake).
|Some after shots of the deck this evening|
|We've used the dark brown trim colour for now...to see if we like it.|
I tried to take some photographs, but it was getting dark and they do not do Jason's painterly efforts justice. Anyway, there is still a lot of work to be done.
On another topic, there is an exhibition which celebrates the Queenslander House showing at the Ipswich Art Gallery. It was mentioned on the ABC's Stateline program on Friday, which you can watch, if you click on the link (it's only three minutes of footage).
Ipswich is 40km southwest of Brisbane and is one of the oldest provincial cities in Queensland. Its well-preserved heritage Queenslander homes are considered the city's greatest assets. Housing is still extremely affordable in this neck of the woods too.
Thirteen contemporary Queensland artists, such as Michael Zavros, were commissioned to complete "house portraits" using a range of mediums, providing their perspective of Ipswich's architectural history.
Great for the Queenslander house junkie. It closes 14 November.