Deck Staining - A Minnesota Homeowner's Right of Passage

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Last fall we finally replaced the dilapitated, falling down deck.

But it literally snowed the day after it was finished...and winter was oh so hard on our beautiful new deck! ::CRY::

The wood turned almost white.

::grumble grumble::

Nothing a little wood stain can't fix? Right?

It seemed to take us forever, but thankfully we are a pretty dang good team.
Even if I do boss him around more than I should....

It took four nights of working (after working!) until dark...

And the Mama Robin who had moved in so quickly didn't much appreciate us...

But wow!!
What a difference, no???

Do we really have to do this every year?

So with our freshly stained deck...
We headed out to furnish it!

It fits!! 
It all fits!!

But oh, heavens. Why must there always be so. many. pieces!

Derek got right to work assembling our new patio dining set!

And with just a little help from Dad....

They had it assembled in no time!

I wish we'd of done this years ago...
Or maybe just bought a house with useable deck in the first place!

We here in Minnesota take our summers very seriously!
Dining on the deck has been a long time coming!!

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