My Granddaughter Elly calls the Hardaway Cottage “The Grand Old Lady.:” And now the Lady gets a skirt on her deck. I had been looking at the whitewashed brick on the exterior of the house and wondered how I could mimic that look on the skirt of the deck. Building a brick front would have been far too cost prohibitive. I researched vertical concrete stamping and found that this could be affordably with the durability of concrete. I have purchased the brick stamp. However, I must finish building the support structure and facing. I have one piece of facing on the front. Below is a drawing showing the brick stamp on the skirt and the railing design with the wrought iron balusters. Now to finish the skirt, stairs, and rails by end of August.