We purchased our house three years ago and have a wonderful covered deck. Previous owners built the deck however didn't finish it and the paint was peeling when we moved in. (Not to mention it wasn't our color/style) We are working on painting railings and beams in white, floor in pewter and finish the ceiling with bead board painted colony blue. It is not finish as we want to purchase a paint sprayer and need a saw to finish the job! We also plan to put lattice/curtains for privacy. The railings are finished! Excuse the mess ~ it is a construction zone :) I'm also included a picture of the deck before.