The last time we refinished the deck was back in April 2010, right before we put our house up for sale. It was starting to show signs of wear last year, but refinishing the deck just wasn't a priority.
I finally tired of the same goldish beige solid stain we chose many years ago and it was peeling pretty bad, so something had to be done this year.
We started working on the deck prep several weeks ago and it's been tough work, that is until this week because it has rained every day.
Since you probably don't want to see our deck in the state that it's in, I'll show you how it looked in 2010:
The tile table top that Mr. Fanatic made is looking pretty bad and tomorrow we will be taking it apart and removing it from the deck. Mr. F made the table top after the original top was broken accidentally and I couldn't decide on a new patio set. (I really could decide, but didn't want to spend the money on the one I wanted) He is hoping to make me a brand new table this weekend, but I'm guessing it will take a little longer than that.
We have removed the heavy terra cotta pots from the deck. We aren't getting any younger and these puppies are really heavy. Besides...there is something going in this place, which I'll tell you about another time.
Our deck will look totally different when we are finished with it....After 5 or 6 tries(I've lost track),
a deck color has finally been chosen!
Can I get a Hallelujah????