Most of the houses on our street started out with the same gross exterior lights: dull white lantern-style sconces with a flat finish — like maybe they had been primed, for some weird reason.
Our family recently spent eight sunny days in southern Ontario, visiting my dad and stepmom. While it was a vacation away from my writing, I apparently couldn’t last eight days without getting paint all over myself. I hadn’t planned on DIYing on vacation, but… Continue Reading “DIYing while on vacation”
Since this is Nova Scotia and our summers can be very rainy — not to mention the Adirondack chair is likely going to sit outside year-round — we wanted to use pricier pressure-treated lumber.
After years of putting a Band-Aid over the problem — slapping on more of the paint-like “stain” to hide the chipped areas — it does feel satisfying to have finally taken the porch boards down to bare wood and done things “properly.”
If, this summer, you are tempted to stain your porch or deck with a very thick non-transparent stain, don’t do it! If you’re considering painting your porch or deck, back away from the can immediately! I don’t want you to be filled with regret like we have been.