Thursday, September 25, 2008

Deck to Patio

This is what was left of the old deck as the project began. Wood is all removed and the jack hammers were brought in to break up the OLD cement under the deck. The noise rattled my brain and set my teeth on edge.
Here comes the cement truck. It ran over my ferns and left huges tire tracks in the lawn. One can only hope that the snow will cover the destruction and in the spring everything will will be magically healed. Yea, right!



Mark waded right in and I was regretting the BRIGHT ORANGE color. They assured me that the antiquing and drying process would mellow it all out. P.S. I think Mark's wife should kick his butt for coming home with boots caked in cement.

Finally, after whatt seemed like forever, they started stamping. I now understand when someone says it's as boring as waiting for cement to dry. Everything turned to a very dusty gray. Good Lord! What have I done?
Finally, the antiquing/release agent is washed off and I start to relax.
This London cobblestone looks pretty good , if I do say so myself....
Yup, I really think I like it. What do you think?

Posted by Patti/Mom/Nonna




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy cow!! That rocks! Makes me want to come home to "sit a spell"

big p said...

And the best part was that the little lady handled the whole project and didn't inconvenience me in the least. And from the male perspective, isn't that really the bottom line.

Erica said...

Holy concrete, Batman! That's so amazingly cool and it looks great!I don't think i'll show Rob, since he spent all last summer laying flagstones, which look amazing but required a lot more sweat.

kdh said...

love it - -completely love it. It looks just like I thought it would!!

Anita said...

Hi, I'm Erica's sister-in-law and I wandered over here from her blog. I just have to post to tell you that I can't believe that is concrete. It is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful transformation!

Patti said...

So glad you all like my concrete! Since this project was finished, it has been cool, rainy and windy so we haven't spent much time out there. However, every morning when I look out the kitchen window and see my new patio I am satisfied, all over again, with how it turned out.