Friday, October 7, 2011

The New Deck and Windows

It's been a bit of a slow day as far as illustration goes so I thought it would be a good time to show off my new windows, deck door, and deck.

Because I bought and live in a condo I am usually at the whim of my local HOA. I knew when I bought the place in 2004 that, at some point before 2012, I'd have to replace the windows of my home. But, back then, in 2004, 2012 seemed so far away I thought I'd either be dead or run out of town by the time that date came along. But, here it is, at the end of 2011, and I am still here. So, before the start of next year, I had to get the windows done. And I figured it was a better project to tackle in late summer/early fall than it would be in the middle of December trying to beat the next snow storm coming along.

And, once I got the windows done, I thought it was about time to do something about my deck. As you can see in the first photo of this post this is what I was working with. This is a photo of my next door neighbor's place and this, while not as bad, is what my outside third floor deck used to look like.

So I called my good friend Jeff over who has a lot more experience building and painting than I do. He is one of my best friends here in Boulder and, not only is he the best all around artist I know, the guy is amazing at home repair. He's just awesome. He took a quick look, told me what I needed to do, and, within a few weeks, got to work. Within a few days he had rebuilt the railing, resided the outside wall, and applied a new coat of paint to everything on the deck.

So, here is how my new deck with my new windows looks now. It's so much nicer than it was before and puts my neighbor's place to shame. And now I can enjoy the view of both the mountains and my own deck when I sit out there. Thank you, Jeff. You're the best!


Jeff Lafferty said...

Yeah, it came out pretty good. Thanks for the work man.

Sean Tiffany said...

You did a great job and thanks for the great work. We need to hang out soon!

Manu said...

The Colorado Team is definately a winner one ! :) )