We replaced the top hand rails and painted them white, along with the posts. We used a semi-transparent stain on the deck called Harbor Grey.
We still have to put up the end rail.
I still have to paint the door & shutters. Jeremy pressure washed the entire exterior of the house - that made a huge difference.
We still have to replace the skirting - can't stand the lattice! We also need to install a gutter, remove the satellite dish and other random pole and dig up some small tree stumps. But here are the before/after photos again.