April 13, 2012

We Have the Most Awesome Friends...

…but they worked us like dogs! Just kidding. Kind of. Our very good friends Danielle and Boyd and their daughter Reese came to stay with us for a long Easter vacation. Bernie and I had just finished a whirlwind of house projects that we gave ourselves a hard deadline on which we usually never do. It was nice because our projects didn't drag out but we worked our asses off in the process. More to come on all of the inside work later. 

Anyway…I was just at Danielle and Boyd's house a couple of days before their visit because of a last minute work trip and I commented on how nice their deck looks. Turns out, Boyd had found some wonder mitt at Lowes that made staining stuff super easy. Coincidentally, we have to stain our entire fence and pergola this year and we weren't looking forward to it. Long story a little less long…they told us to go get the mitts and they would help! Seriously??? Who goes on vacation and stains their hosts fence??? The most awesome house guests ever, that's who! We somehow own a paint sprayer now too.

south fence before, desperately needed stain
after - did I mention Danielle power washed the entire fence???
it's not as orange as in the pics I swear
pergola "before", hard to tell but it was really weathered
Bernie and Boyd sanded it first and then used 
the mitts to put on two coats of stain
took them less than an hour
I put the lights back up, all LED now
I was two strands short
To top it off our friends helped level out our patio pavers and put down new sand. Our patio area is not open for business! Danielle and Boyd have set a new standard for house guests. You'll have to think about what project you're going to help us with when you come visit! I'm thinking….landscaping! Who's in?

1 comment:

  1. Your patio would be a great spot to hold outdoor dinner for friends or a venue to entertain guest. I particularly like the LED lights you put; it jazzed up the place and created a romantic ambiance. Also, it's best to have light outdoors for security and safety reasons.
    Allison Shallenberger @ OutDoorLights.com



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