Depending on your perspective I’m either catching up on a project I should have finished long ago or I’m getting ahead for next summer – you decide. Either way this was a home improvement project that really needed doing!
I really tried to add a new post on Monday but was having technical issues so I was forced to find other things to do. When I saw that I had a few days of clear weather in the forecast I decided to seize the opportunity to restain the deck in the backyard. That is a project that needed to be done since the moment our home inspector commented on it in April 2012, however it was easy to put off when there were so many other more pressing things to attend to. Also, I somehow convinced myself it wasn’t that bad.
Clearly I was wrong.
I myself could hardly believe how much better the deck looks – and this is only the first coat! There is a slatted pergola overhead that didn’t look too bad until I restained the floor. It is kind of like painting a room and then seeing how that freshly painted room makes the next room look shabby. I may be compelled to at least restain the posts holding it up. With the freshly refinished patio table this is going to be quite a pleasant spot next summer.
The decrepit cedar chest is mostly finished and has been moved inside as well. I’ll take some pictures as soon as I put some knobs on it. It looks better that I could have ever imagined it would and I have a pretty good imagination.