.Deck Makeover: Phases 1 and 2.

This title may sound familiar because I used it here and wrote all about our big deck makeover plans.

{That was a year ago.}

We definitely did not think it would take us a full year to complete everything but what can I say--life just happens!

This Spring we decided to move forward with our deck projects and after a good pressure washing, our deck was stained a deep rich cedar.

Phase 1 After:
Before (left) After (right):
More After shots:
We used Sherwin Williams Spiced Chest for the stain color. At first the color appeared more orangy-red than we were expecting but after a few good rain storms, a hosing off, and the summer sun, the stain has faded a bit. This Fall we hope to stain our fence the same color to tie everything together. 

Phase 2 was a simple but effective change--we added shutters! :)

We ordered our shutters from Home Depot in the midnight blue color. Adam installed each shutter while I held them in place--go team go!

Phase 2 After:
Before and After:
 More Phase 2 After:
 Stay tuned for Phase 3 involving paint, paint, and more paint! 


  1. That is an awesome outdoor space! I could totally sit out there in the evening, or for breakfast! :)