Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Project

I came home from work early Friday afternoon 
and was handed a paintbrush...



It seems my husband decided to stain the deck....
on the hottest day of the year so far!



It needed to be done but really...
it's 85 degrees!





The stain went on really easily and it made a huge difference!

So what's a little back breaking sweaty work? 
Maybe I'll even burn a few calories...



Let me just say, this was a HUGE job! 
All the sides needed staining as well...



and all the steps and flower boxes...



I shouldn't really complain...
Lucky for me my husband was finished
with most of it when I got home.



It really turned out great! 
In 48 hours we can put all the furniture back.



So this was our Memorial Day weekend project and
the deck will be ready in time for a barbeque on Monday!
Susan


14 comments:

  1. Hey Susan it looks fabulous...but you'll need to send you address so we can all be there in time for the cook out! :)

    Your backyard just keeps getting better...love it!

    Have a blessed holiday weekend.

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  2. Looking good...now you get to enjoy it!

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  3. That's awesome. I love the look on your face. :) I'd love it if you'd link this up on Monday to the Weekend Warrior!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  4. It looks fabulous and such a great color. Hugs, Marty

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  5. We clear coated ours last year and now we have to do it again.It is a tough,time consuming hot job...and my hope is my husband will do it while I'm not at home =)

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  6. It looks great! A lot of back breaking work but now you'll get to enjoy it all summer!
    Jane

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  7. That's what I'll be doing this week! Hopefully the rain will stay away long enough for me to finish. Your hard work looks great!

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  8. Cool! We have a small deck in the back that need some similar attention. We have to wait until we'll get consistently sunny days though :)

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  9. That's great...All done and you have a great place to enjoy. Enjoy

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  10. Love the color, first of all! Great hubby , for doing most of it...oh well, aren't we always glad we "did it" when it is done "it" looks so great ?
    Hope your barbecue was yummy and fun!
    Please join the blog hop that is on my latest post about a Gertrude hen i painted for my kitchen. Need more hoppers!
    Kat Griffin

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  11. Thanks for coming over and linking up at Weekend Warrior. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  12. My deck needs done too but it's been in the upper 90's so that project is just going to have to wait...LOL

    I can't wait though..your's looks great!!!

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  13. Looks fabulous! Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  14. Looks great! That is not a fun project. ugh. But once it is finished.... you are so glad you did it. Thanks for linking up to my Organizing Mission link party.

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