Our Backyard Updates

Cordovan Brown Stained Deck with Wicker Lounge Chairs

How is your summer going? We had a busy week of graduation celebrations around here and everything is finally cleaned up and back to normal after our BBQ bash on Saturday. The plan was to have most of the party outside, but the weather forecast wasn't looking so good leading up to the big day. On Friday we decided to prepare for the worst and cleaned up the garage and made it as party ready as possible. It was a good call since Saturday brought … [Read more...]

Front Porch Reveal + New Door Color

Front Door Paint- Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron 2121-10

A couple weeks ago, I posed the question, "Which color I should paint my front door?", and you definitely gave your input. The top response was blue, with black and yellow being close contenders. Basically, it was a mixed bag, which meant I probably couldn't go wrong with any of my considerations.┬áTo refresh your memory, this is what our front door and porch looked like before.     As I always do when selecting paint … [Read more...]

Front Porch Freshening + I Need Your Help

Front Porch Before

How was your long weekend? Although we did take some time to enjoy ourselves, most of our time was spent finishing outdoor projects before it gets too cold. Since our basement renovation took longer than anticipated (you know big projects always do), I held off staining our front porch. With trades coming in and out over the past few months, our front door, spindles and porch floor saw their share of dings and marks. Now that we're on to the … [Read more...]

The Orange Fence is Gone!

Fence Staining Before_2

You know those projects that start out with good intentions, but turn out to be a major miss. Since we moved into our home several years ago, my fence and I have not had a good relationship. We started out with a tall grey fence along the back that the developer put in, and a simple cedar fence was added on either side of our house. It sounded like an alright idea at the time, but I didn't realize it would turn out to cause me so much … [Read more...]