One of the projects that we are putting off until next year is our screen porch,or what we call the mud room.We would like to weatherproof it so we can hang our coats,keep our shoes,etc,out there. It is not attached to the house,meaning that there is a space between the wall of the house and the roof of the mudroom,so when it rains and snows...it rains and snows in the mud room. We have no glass in the windows,only screens (hence,screen porch,right?!)so when the weather gets colder we put plastic up over the windows so blowing snow doesn't get in. Our goal is to attach it properly to the house,jack it up so it's level (it's starting to lean),insulate it,put in dry wall,and regular windows. The whole kit and kaboodle. With this will come new stairs.
Since we just decided a month or so ago that we will have to wait on this endeavor,I decided to at least give our sad looking stairs a coat of paint. All the paint had pretty much worn off,and because they are in the shade about 99% of the time,a lovely green growth had starting growing on them (Actually,we have this issue with other parts of the house as well). I like to decorate around my steps in the fall,and in the winter too,but with such sad looking steps...well,I had had it. We bought a gallon of porch paint,put some paint sand in it so there is a bit of grit,and went to work.
. Maybe I will get my mums today.....