Being Grateful for Fixing the Lattice Under the Porch Today

Lattice under the proch
The final result of my handwork! (I wish I had a before picture!)

What do you do when you have an urgent repair job around your home? Do you call the professionals or try to fix it yourself and hope for the best? If you’re anything like me, you opt for the DIY approach! NOT! While I can try to do things myself, I find that by the third time around, I can get something done. But the first 2 tries… well… it is a learning process.

Today, I put my handyman skills to the test and fixed the lattice under my porch. I could’ve easily paid someone to take care of it, but I decided I was up for the challenge of trying to do it myself. And guess what? I was successful!

Without further ado, let me tell you the riveting story of how I fixed the lattice under my porch today.

Getting Ready for a DIY Job

As I’m sure many of you are aware, taking on a DIY job isn’t something you do on a whim. Unless you’re a professional, you need to do your research and make sure that you’ve got everything you need before starting the job.

That’s exactly what I did – a quick web search and a few trips to the local hardware store later and I had pretty much everything I needed. I didn’t need new piece of lattice since I through I could salvage the existing piece, but some nails were what I was missing, and I quickly grabbed them too.

Surprisingly Successful!

So I started the job, taking apart the old lattice piece by piece. It looked pretty daunting, as it had been put in place years ago and no-one had even touched it since then. But luckily, I was able to take it apart fairly easily and I soon had it removed.

I then went to work on reattaching lattice. I was a bit worried because I’m not the most skilled handyman in the world, but I tried to take my time and make sure I was doing it right. To my surprise, I was actually pretty successful! It didn’t take too long either, and I had it looking almost as good as new.

Celebrating My Success

After I was done, I had a moment of euphoria. I couldn’t believe that I had done it – I had fixed the lattice under my porch all by myself! I gave the lattice a few final touches, stepped back to admire my work, and then celebrated with a cold glass of water. And boy did I need it – the temperature was in the 90s and the humidity washigh.

That’s when I realized just how grateful I should be. I could’ve paid someone else to do it and it probably wouldn’t have taken too long either. But by doing it myself, I’d saved a bit of money and had the satisfaction of completing a job myself.

All in all, I’m very grateful for being able to fix the lattice under my porch today. I’m sure it won’t be the last DIY job I take on, and each one will provide its own set of challenges. But today I conquered one of them and I’m proud of myself. Cheers to my handyman success!


  1. Alice Gerard on July 15, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations on repairing the lattice under your porch on a hot day. It’s definitely a good feeling when you can complete a task that is outside of your comfort zone!

    • Paul on July 16, 2023 at 12:25 pm

      It did feel good! I sent the picture in this post to my wife who was inside with the message, “Mission Accomplished!”

  2. Florence Callender on July 16, 2023 at 12:58 am

    I absolutely loved reading about your DIY journey in fixing the lattice under your porch. DIY jobs can be quite daunting, especially when you’re not a professional. But your willingness to do the research and prepare thoroughly before starting the job paid off immensely. I can imagine how pleased you feel with yourself. Keep up the good work, and I wish you all the best with your future DIY endeavors! I’m waiting to hear about them. ?

    • Paul on July 16, 2023 at 12:23 pm

      They occur once in a while 🙂 While it is rewarding, in many cases, I would rather hire someone so I know it is down – this allows me the extra time to do what I want to do.

  3. Doug on July 16, 2023 at 1:27 am

    Nice Job Paul. I am impressed it looks very meticulously done, painted and trimmed like a professional. So much more than just functional.

    • Paul on July 16, 2023 at 12:21 pm

      In all honestly, Doug, I did not repaint it. I just fixed it up. Prior to repairs, the lattice was disconnected and the frame was not connected on one corner!

  4. Martha on July 16, 2023 at 10:02 am

    That looks beautiful and I’m sure it has more curb appeal now! Hubby and I always attempt to repair something before calling in the experts. It gives us a great feeling know we can do something we never tried. But again my motto is, if you want to explore deeper oceans you first have to leave sight of the shore. That’s just what you did Paul!! Congratulations on a job well done.

    • Paul on July 16, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      I love the quote, Martha! I figured this was someone that I can do, so I went for it. I think the worst part was the weather – hot and humid!

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