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Staining the Deck- Round 2

Staining the Deck- Round 2

Updated Supply List at bottom of post! I stained the deck a few years ago but unfortunately the stain didn't hold up very well so I had to re-do it. You can see that the horizontal posts were flaking paint. The bannister was discolored from the planter boxes. The...

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Staining the Deck

UPDATE:  I painted and re-stained the deck in Fall 2019 and have after photos at this link. Staining a deck is one of those projects that no one likes to do, but the finished product is definitely worth it (and so is saving hundreds or thousands of $$ by doing it...

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Mulching and Edging

Mulching and Edging

Thomas and the kids applied all the mulch to the flower beds a few days ago and they did a great job especially considering that they had five huge beds to mulch.  (They're superheros)!  I did help them a little because I wanted the beds edged before the mulch...

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How to Not Kill Plants

How to Not Kill Plants

I actually don't know the answer to that great mystery of how to not kill plants because every time I plant my flower beds in the Spring, I kill half of of the flowers guaranteed.  But, I still plant every year and hope, hope, HOPE, I won't kill all my plants.  Every...

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Resetting our Brick Edging

Resetting our Brick Edging

Since the weather was so nice outside this weekend, the kids and I worked in the yard.  I'm lucky that I have kids that aren't afraid of hard work... Sofia complains sometimes, but she still does the job, eventually. This weekend's project was to take out all the...

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I’m Sandra and I’ve renovated 7 houses over the last 20 years.  I’m an attorney by trade but home renovation is my real passion.  Thanks for following along as I renovate yet another space.  I hope you get some ideas and inspiration!