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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weekend Project: Back Deck

Last summer when we bought our house the previous owner has just installed a new back deck. It was so new it hadn't been sealed or painted yet.
It's been nearly 9 months and we've weathered countless rainstorms, several snowstorms and full sunlight all day since it was built. It needs to be sealed or painted. Pronto.

These are the realtor pictures, we still don't have any furniture out there. Hopefully we can remedy that this spring. But it will make painting so much easier with nothing to move but the grill :)

These are a few pictures of some decks we LOVE and want to mimic the look of.

I love the look of the white railings. It may take more work, but I'm willing to do it.
This week we are soaking up as much knowledge we can to get prepared for this project. Friday night is date night at Lowe's to pick out our stain and paint.
Stay tuned as we embark into yet another DIY project. Let's hope the weather holds!


  1. Hi E! I love the look of the white, too...but be ware...we used to have white and it didn't take long for them to look dingy.
    Can't wait to see what you end up doing!

  2. Thanks for the note of advice. I've been doing some research on it and I may end up sealing it first, then using a oil-based paint on it to really penetrate the wood. All the research I've been doing says that by doing that will help the paint last 3-4 years over 1 with latex paint. I'll let you know what ends up happening. Hopefully the weather will hold so we can get it done. :)


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