2 years ago…We tackled our first major project.
Let that fester for a minute,
2 years ago…
Here’s what our backyard looked like the first time we saw it …..
Huge backyard for our neighborhood, But a chain link fence?..
Not very sexxxy.
Not at all. And completely covered in honeysuckle, trumpet vine, and morning glory. It just looked unkempt.
We needed an actual wood fence. A horizontal fence to be honest.
We met with 7 different contractors/fence builders……and none of them would build us a horizontal fence ( for a reasonable price, anyway). But the 8th one we talked to was willing to take on our challenge. All right for you Jack!
He tore out the chain link….and left the fig tree. Yeah!
And started building our horizontal cedar fence..
We Love it!!! Love it so much. So, Very, Very, Much.
We constructed our fence 2 years ago…
Let that fester for one more minute,
2 years ago… (slowly shakes head and sighs) We built it……but never stained it.
In 2 years time the beautiful cedar had faded to this soft grey…
Well all that changed this week……We finally stained it. Now it’s russet. Beautiful color this russet, warm brown..slight redish tint. Semi-transparent stain/sealer with 25% colorant added…so it’s not too dark/not too light. Looks great.
( by “We”, of course I mean our dear friend Chuck who did the actual work) Remember Chuck? He installed the new electrical panel a few months ago. Well, he came back.
Chuck started staining by hand, but just for about 2 feet of the whole fence……then he and Jamie rented a sprayer. Aaahhh, slightly faster process.
In 2 days time, you can tell this by Chuck’s wardrobe change, he had that baby looking like a million dollars.
Speaking of a million dollars; our dry-ass fence soaked up almost 5 5-gallon drums of stain(that’s 25 gallons if you’re counting) Jeeshh
Every shot I took straight on in the backyard had a blurry Doberman in it …so there ya go.
How was that Steven? More of what you wanted to see?….Shutters are next BTW.