If you’ve been following along on the backyard updates, you know that there are two massive factors going on:
- I’ve brought in dirt and rented a backhoe to support me fix a quantity of lingering issues going on back there: fill in a sinkhole, grading, and so forth. It’s a shitload of work.
- I’ve brought in a LOT of DIRT. Which… is going to look really brown for a whilst just before it gets much better (I’ll get to the grass seeding element of the update eventually, but my landscaper neighbor advised a wait about a month). And that portion kind of sucks, no matter how considerably I know it’s at some point going to spend off.
Sometimes when I’m in the middle of a massive makeover, I waffle (hehe) among these highs and lows. That anticipation of how it’s going to appear someday versus the hot mess that it looks like proper now can be a little much more disheartening than I’d like, and I have to put in effort to make positive that I don’t give up halfway by way of. As a choose-me-up, I will simultaneously work on something with a shorter wait time for the big payoff. (This post consists of a handful of affiliate links, which support help this website at no further price to you while I simultaneously recommend the stuff I like. For much more, see my disclosure web page.) And that’s the logical explanation for how I located myself staining Adirondack chairs and creating over planters for a deck I haven’t even built yet.
A word about staining items like this: maybe wipe-on Waterseal isn’t the way to go. The nooks and crannies have a tendency to make everything a giant mess, and apparently, I’m not a good enough planner to reach for a pair of latex gloves sometimes.
Fortunately (???), I got frustrated enough with chair quantity one to attempt a spray version for chair number two (similar). It did the job a lot far better for reaching into the tighter places and in a lot more quickly time. And my hands didn’t look like that.
The colour, by the way, is known as Acorn Brown. I wanted some thing much more brown than red, and this was the closest match to what I had in thoughts.
I like them so significantly, I consider I might order two more to get a full set of four. And as luck would have it, they are on sale appropriate now with an extra ten% off for Labor Day weekend. So, I’m fairly confident two of those are going to wind up magically walking themselves out of the on-line cart and on their way to my front door. There are also these foldable versions that appear almost the exact same, but I’m not very sure but.
I then stumbled onto some planters on clearance at Lowe’s ($ six.98 every – more than 50% off till the end of October). I kind of enjoy it when issues go on sale just since of the colour (the silhouette on these are really easy, so the only distinction seemed to be that the red and blue ones had been selling much better). My acquire!
Equally funny to me is how they were clearly manufactured in black (you can see based on the inside of them in the above photo) and that’s the color I in fact wanted. So, these ugly yellowish factors have been spray painted black with some outside plastic spray paint, which makes for a fairly nice upgrade. Or downgrade… back to its roots. Whatever. The critical thing is, they’re black now and they appear greater that way.
I should have yet another post for you guys on Sunday with regards to the stools in the kitchen that are going beneath the new bar location. I just figured out how to use my router once again, so it’s finally going to get completed and installed. Woot!
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