This project was kind of out of left field. We did plan to do it this summer, but Glen came home from the hardware store one day and said
“Jess, I’ve got the stain for the deck, let’s go!”
The last three days have been a bit of a blur and let me tell you, there’s a lot more to do, but I’m so happy with how our deck makeover part two turned out. The other things we need to do wont really be picture worth ( like painting the shutters and door and cleaning the siding. )
Also, if you haven’t read part 1 of our deck makeover, click here. It shows you how the deck looked prior to us building the privacy panels. It’s a bit mind blowing of the transformation!
Deck Makeover Part Two
As a refresher, this is what we started with last year before we painted the deck and put up the privacy panels
Hit the link above to see how it looked after. Since our deck has been up for a year now, the cedar we used had become greyed-out. So we knew that this year we wanted to stain and seal the panels. Below is how it turned out and we couldn’t be more in love.
The colour we used on our privacy panels was Navaho White from Behr. Super happy with how it looks. In person it looks white with a bit of grey in it, which is exactly what I wanted. Our decking is painted in Behr’s “Deck-Over” and I have one more coat of it to do. It does take a while to paint and cure, so I’ve been working in sections. So if you see a few sections on our deck that look dirty, it’s only because they haven’t gotten a second coat yet!
For some reason in these photos the privacy panels look the same colour as the cushions – but they’re much brighter. Almost an off white with a touch of grey.
I’m a pretty neutral gal – I don’t like a ton of warm tones in my woods. So when we were looking for a stain I was pretty much stuck with a grey or a white as cedar stained anything has a red/orange tone.
This stain totally hit the nail on the head and I’m so happy with it. I also love how it is a stain and sealer all in one. We did two full coats and the coverage is great!
If you look from the sectional leg on to the right, that’s where I need to continue to paint.
This paint is so durable and lasted all throughout the west coast winters – very wet and mild.
I thought I would source everything here as I know I’ll be asked
Shop Our Deck Makeover
I hope this project inspires you that paint and stain can really transform any space. A little or a lot of hard work, some cleaning and an imagination!
I wanted to quickly answer a few questions about our Article Ora Sectional as I’ve been getting a lot of questions on it.
How does it hold up outside?
Very well. We have had it outside since June 2019, so almost an entire yet. Even the cushions. The only thing is due to how wet it is here on the West Coast the bottoms of the wood legs have started to expand.
Are the cushions waterproof?
I don’t think they’re waterproof, but there is some type of technology in the cushions that even when it rains, the top part of the cushion isn’t wet. You can sit on it and you wont get wet. Water will drain out the bottom but you will stay dry. It’s the oddest thing!
Is it comfortable?
Yes, super comfortable – I’ve fallen asleep on it before!
Now that I’ve overloaded you with a thousand photos of our not-completed deck makeover, do you like the stained privacy panels or the unstained panels?