Part of our busy weekend saw Jason painting the deck balustrade.
It's kind of tough to squeeze renovating into the day when you have other things you need to do or places to go. First thing in the morning is always good because we are up so early.
|Painted deck balustrade|
Anyway, Jason is very pleased with how the deck railings are looking. They are being painted in stages.
We have opted not to paint the feature tulip rail a contrasting colour as is typical of Queenslander homes today. They will just stay white like the rest of the railings, as our preference is for a more seamless look.
|Queenslander house painted in heritage colours. Notice how the feature rails are painted a different colour.|
image from here
|different angle of newly painted balustrade.|
The top handrail is painted Dulux Peppercorn Rent which is a very dark brown. Jason is completely sold on this colour. I'm still not 100 per cent certain, but I am liking the final result.
Mr Rooney, our industrious builder, left behind his jackhammer for Jason to use this weekend. Late this afternoon he used it to make a start on removing a random concrete slab that is in our backyard.
He was a bit cranky today, so it was probably good that he got stuck into the concrete (rather than us!!). He seemed a lot calmer afterwards.