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Deck Progress

Monday, May 5, 2014

If you follow on instagram, you might have seen a few progress pictures of our deck improvements.  The hard work is done and now we are enjoying this little space to the fullest!


Mr. and my step father built our deck about 16 years ago.  The wood was splintered and needed some sort of protection to extend its life until we are ready to do something major.  I discovered Deckover by Behr on pinterest and was anxious to try it.


As you can see, Deckover really lives up to its claim.  It fills in cracks nicely and the knots almost disappear. We no longer worry about splinters when we are out without shoes.  The color is Drift Gray and I love it!


Before we started, we used deck cleaner and gave our deck a good scrubbing.  We had to wait for it to dry before applying the first coat of Deckover.  Lucky for us, the weather co-operated so later that afternoon, we applied it with brushes to get into all the deep cracks and used a roller for the rest.  We applied a second coat  the next morning and were able to walk on it by that afternoon.  Basically it took all weekend, but it was so worth it!


I gave our urns a fresh coat of black paint and added palms for a coastal vibe.  Mattie Gray approves :).




We have a few more things to do and one of them includes hanging curtains (either these, these, or these).  I'll be sure to share more pictures as updates are made.


15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! As is everything you do! :)

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  2. um this is BEAUTIFUL. looking now, this was what i was supposed to accomplish THIS weekend but just didnt. i need to try this!

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  3. I need that product for the deck in Florida! Thanks for the info. Love the ferns in the black urns and I am trying to figure out a way to add lights on my patio here in Georgia like you did!

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  4. Thank you for the review of this! We were looking at it on the week-end and trying decide whether to try it or just replace deck boards. I think my husband will be impressed with how it turned out. Your deck looks awesome :)

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  5. It looks fabulous. Love the gray color and your table and chairs are wonderful. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net.

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  6. I love your deck space Rene!! The color looks great and the palms are fantastic next to the doors!

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  7. Get the heck out! It looks like a completely different deck now--I never would have thought you hadn't toiled away for hours sanding before painting.

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  8. Thanks for the info your deck looks great!! I love the cozy look with curtains, can't wait to see them!

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  9. Your deck looks great Rene! What a lovely spot to dine outdoors. And, you even got the Mattie Gray seal of approval! Is she feeling better? I know last week she was under the weather.

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  10. I love the color you painted your deck. It looks absolutely beautiful!

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  11. This is stunning!! You truly made another room, just outside! Can't wait to see what it looks like with curtains. I bet it is so much fun dining out there this spring!

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  12. Love that you painted your deck gray. It just adds more interest. Our deck in CT was painted this color and the slabs of wood were also installed on the diagonal. I loved it!

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  13. Looks amazing...when can I stop by for an evening cocktail!!?? Thanks for the tip on that paint...our pergola has seen better days!

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