When I first bought my new house a year ago, there was a few problems with the deck, and it delayed my closing. The contractors that built it never got a permit or got it inspected, so it would not pass inspection. They had to rebuild new footings and put in hurricane brackets. It was only two years old at the time and served as a major headache for me and the previous owners!! I put off doing anything to it for a while because I was irritated with it. I know, how can you be irritated with an inanimate object, it was not the decks fault! I realized that we liked spending a lot of time out there, and if I wanted to keep it looking nice I needed to protect the finish and make it look pretty so the family could enjoy it.
Serena from Thrift Diving is having another one of her famous 30 day room challenges and I decided to do my deck for this challenge. Serena, who is a DIY champ, offered to come help me stain my deck.
Here are a few before pictures from my deck. As you can see I need to stain it, redo my table and chairs, and add a few finishing touches.
Check back this weekend for an update on our progress. Staining a deck was a new experience for both of us, and lucky for you,Serena taped some of it............
Here is a little sneak peek of some of the tools we used to get the job done.