Jul 7, 2011

Staining a deck that's gone green

Dear Chicago House,

Eeek one of your decks has gone green, you know I am not that keen on brown but when you go and try to disguise it with green gunk,  well I just have to do something. Your deck need to be restored to it's brown state ...there are some things that do look good brown! I bet you never thought you'd hear me say that.

So  I have been out there hosing you down and scrubbing with a broom (the power washer decided it wanted a day off and refused to switch on) and then gave you a couple of coats with lovely rich brown (yes brown!) stain.

Are you ready to see the result?

deck room

 You are now a lovely place to sit.

deck room

and relax.

deck room

There is a place for brown after all.

Love from

Creative in Chicago


deck room
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  1. I love it!! I especially love the sunflower rug. You did a great job!

  2. Thanks so much Kara...appreciate you visiting

  3. Oh, so pretty and inviting! Great job! Love the rug. Found you via The Shabby Creek Cottage. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  4. Oh wow we love this project, it looks so good - I can see myself lounging with a lemonade...summer can't come quick enough. Blabbing about this on our facebook page!