Ok, I need to confess something to you.
When I published my Spring Fever project list I had already been working on the list.
By that I mean the list was made but I hadn’t blogged it yet; however I had started on some of the stuff.
Is that considered cheating?
Oh well; then call me a cheater if you will, but I have an update already!
Are you ready for this?
Item # 3: Add pergola over Outdoor Kitchen
is now complete!
Last weekend Mike and I purchased the kit from Lowes and set out to put it up.
The instructions said it would take 2 people approx 2 hours to assemble.
Well, it took us 3 1/2 hours all told. Most of that extra time was spent undoing and redoing parts that weren’t exactly clear in the directions supplied.
And then there was the little issue of the wind blowing that day that made the partially assembled roof trusses difficult to stand in place for connecting to the adjoining sides.
We actually had one fall over and bend on the corner.
I was not very happy-actually I freaked out just a little bit thinking the whole thing was ruined.
(alright already, truth be told I freaked out a LOT!)
Turns out the part that bent was in a place that wouldn’t show after assembly anyways so all ended up cool.
Overall it wasn’t too difficult to do and we really love the new look.
Mike says it looks like a park pavilion.
We popped the cafe light strings up right away, but as you can see the green wire I used to attach it needs to be changed out to something less visible.
It was pretty cold out by the time we finished but that didn’t stop us from popping open a bottle of wine to celebrate checking off the 1st item from the list.