Staining Guidelines for Adirondack Chairs and New Planters

If you&#8217ve been following along on the backyard updates, you know that there are two massive factors going on:

  1. I&#8217ve 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&#8217s a shitload of work.
  2. I&#8217ve brought in a LOT of DIRT. Which&#8230 is going to look really brown for a whilst just before it gets much better (I&#8217ll 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&#8217s at some point going to spend off.

Sometimes when I&#8217m in the middle of a massive makeover, I waffle (hehe) among these highs and lows. That anticipation of how it&#8217s going to appear someday versus the hot mess that it looks like proper now can be a little much more disheartening than I&#8217d like, and I have to put in effort to make positive that I don&#8217t 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&#8217s the logical explanation for how I located myself staining Adirondack chairs and creating over planters for a deck I haven&#8217t even built yet.

staining adirondack chairs

A word about staining items like this: maybe wipe-on Waterseal isn&#8217t the way to go. The nooks and crannies have a tendency to make everything a giant mess, and apparently, I&#8217m not a good enough planner to reach for a pair of latex gloves sometimes.

stained hands

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&#8217t look like that.

spray sealer is way easier than wipe on for adirondack chairs

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.

new stained Adirondack chairs

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&#8217m 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&#8217m not very sure but.

new stained Adirondack chairs 2

I then stumbled onto some planters on clearance at Lowe&#8217s ($ six.98 every &#8211 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!

planters on clearance

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&#8217s 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&#8230 back to its roots. Whatever. The critical thing is, they&#8217re black now and they appear greater that way.

black planters back yard

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&#8217s finally going to get completed and installed. Woot!

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