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happy australia day!



Our place 7:15am this picture perfect Australia Day morning.  No rest for the wicked. We were up bright and early to put the final coat on our (largely neglected) front deck before the sun started to hit it.  I am so not a morning person, pre-7am is usually very difficult for me. But the last two mornings we were up before six and outside, and it really is such a beautiful time of the day. It feels unbelievably good to finish the deck, finishing anything, I guess, feels amazing.

Order of events for today include bbq with friends and some lazy spa time. Hope you have something special planned too.

We love you Australia. x

Images: Olive & Joy

11 comments:

  1. You have the most gorgeous exterior! So jealous!

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  2. Looks fabulous honey...gold star to you and Hubby for a job well done! Have a wonderful Australia day x

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  3. Just yesterday I was looking for designs for the front of our house as we're ripping up the entire front, driveway/footpath and I just love the look of timber decks out the front. Yours looks amazing. Did you install it yourself? Happy Aus Day x

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  4. Michelle - We didn't install this deck, the guys that built the frame for our back deck built the front deck for us. Good luck with the plans for your front deck.

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  5. It looks stunning! Wish I was there- with the warmth and outdoor BBQs. We just have snow on the ground and cold! Have a great Australia Day!

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  6. Looks and sounds great! Hope you had a great day :)

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  7. I hope you had a perfect Australia Day...looks like you were off to a good start.

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  8. I, too, one day will go to Australia. That exterior deck is killer too. Love it. It's cold here in Texas --- this makes me want summer fast!

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  9. Hi I am a new reader of your blog which I love !
    Your deck looks fantastic, would you mind sharing
    what timber and finish you used. Thanks
    Amanda
    Newport NSW

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  10. Hi Amanda,
    The timber decking is Spotted Gum and we used a 2 step product to seal it called Intergrain Dimension4 and Intergrain DWD. To be honest, it is very expensive and time consuming as you need to do two coats of Dimension 4 and 3-4 coats of DWD. But in saying that, it lasts a long time between coats. You could safely get 12-18 months between coats as you only need to top up with one coat a year. Oiling would be just as good, Intergrain also do an oil as well but the name of it eludes me right now. Good luck!

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  11. Thanks Julie for taking the time to get back to me and Good luck with your new business.
    Amanda

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