How to Strip a Deck

Last week I talked about the process I went through to decide what deck finish/protector I wanted to go with.  If you missed the 411 on Deck Stains you might want to read it first.  The reason I went through the process of all that research was because of this post – we stripped our {…Read More…}

Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

So I know you are all waiting with bated breath wondering what stain I chose for my deck.  First let me tell you what played into my decision-making. 1.  I live in good ol’ corn-fed middle America smack dab in the middle of the USA. In Indianapolis we experience four seasons.  This means we get {…Read More…}

Choosing a Deck Stain

Back in 2009 my father-in-law and husband built a deck for us.  We waited one year (like you are supposed to) before we sealed it.  We simply went to the Depot and purchased a Behr Solid Stain in the color we liked and then went to town and applied it to our deck just like {…Read More…}

Adding Curb Appeal

As one of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas bloggers I get the opportunity every month to receive a gift card to do home projects.  Each month we are challenged with a specific area of our home.  This month’s challenge is adding curb appeal.  I was so grateful for this challenge because I have lived in this {…Read More…}