Friday, September 17, 2010
I've posted pictures of the back of the house before.
Here is our deck. The lower lever goes into the family room, the upper level into the master bedroom. It was looking faded and mildewy, even. The new paint job on the house, by yours truly, made it look even worse.
First I scrubbed all the dirt and mildew off. I used a deck cleaner, but what really worked was me being down on hands and knees, scrubbing with a stiff brush, by hand, board by board.
Then it looked clean. Kinda bleached, but clean.
Then came my inspiration:
I stained and sealed the floors and steps. But the railing? I stained it in a solid white!
White stain! So I won't be scraping paint in a few years to re-do it. And, really, it seems to go better with the style of the house, doesn't it?
I started a little on the top deck before running out of stain. Just wanted to make my flowers pop and show off a little to Mister. He loves it!
So, I'll be finishing up this weekend. Exciting!
Have a Wonderful Friday.
Linking with My Romantic Home (romantichome.blogspot.com/) for Show and Tell Friday.