Patio re-hab

Hello friends.
We've had some beautiful June weather this past week.
The kind as my DH puts it, we dream of all winter.
June means my painted daisies are in bloom.

Oh how I love their vibrant pink color.
June also means school has finally ended and my building construction teacher hubby has time to do a few projects around our home as well.
One of his first priorities is this peeling and nasty looking fencing that surrounds our back patio.
Five years ago, he scraped it, primed it and painted it.
It had been a nasty beige color.
It was quite the job and looked really pretty for awhile.
However as of late it has taken a turn for the worse.
We looked into replacing it with the white vinyl fencing and priced it out.
However it's very pricey and we really didn't find one we liked that well.
So my resourceful hubby took down every single piece.
( a job in itself.)
He then planed every single piece and applied coats of Thompson Water Sealer.

And just look at the difference it has made.
The wood is cedar as my hubby suspected and I love the different knots and grains.

Sorry this is a little too bright but I think you can see the difference it has made.

From this...

to this.
And the only cost was the can of water sealer.
He is working on the other side now as well and when he has it all done I will update you with the results.
June is just bursting out all over and I love it.
I could re-run June several times every year and never tire of it.
Have a lovely week my friends,

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  1. Your husband did a super job on this fence restoration, a notable improvement. You will enjoy your deck / patio so much more now that the fence is pretty.

  2. It looks great! And aren't painted daisies such a fun flower! Kudos to your handy and hard working husband :)

  3. He is amazing and wow, the fence looks brand new. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  4. It's just beautiful, Cindy. Dan did a great job! Now, I thought he had retired at the end of last year. Fill me in. I hope you are both enjoying summer. The weekend was gorgeous...well Saturday it rained. And today is a tad hot for me but at least the sun is shining! :)


  5. It looks great. We are fixing up our front porch right now. The rains have set us back awhile.

  6. Your fence looks wonderful! How nice to have a husband who is handy and enjoys home projects. Love your painted daisies too, Cindy. What vibrant color!

  7. Very nice! Enjoy it this summer!

  8. Now Cindy, you KNOW I am going to love the results! You are so fortunate to have a husband that loves to do things like that!

  9. Love the transformation! We've been working on our patio as well... it never ends, does it? :-) Hugs, Holly

  10. Hi Cindy,
    What a wonderful difference a little elbow grease/well, lots of it!!
    I love how it turned out - and love the look of all those knots - gives it character.

  11. The deck looks great and now you won't have to deal with peeling paint. How nice your husband is so handy. Loved summers when my Mom and Dad who were teachers were home with us. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

  12. Cindy,
    Your hubbie did a wonderful job..looks brand new and wonderful! Best of all you didn't have to spend a ton of money! Your garden view is beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

  13. Your fence looks amazing! How wonderful to have your own handy man! Very lovely yard as well!

  14. I love the knots and grain too! Much better than before and better than vinyl! What a beautiful pink flower! I've never seen one that vibrant. I think our summer heat makes things more pastel _ :)

  15. Wow! Cindy, I need you to bring your husband to visit us. What talents he has. This looks so great. Cedar is one of mine and my husband's favorite types of wood. When he had a screened porch added onto his hunting trailer, he used cedar, and we love the imperfections in the wood. Another of our favs is sassafrass, but it's difficult to find anyone who can work with it, because the smell is so strong! What a difference this made on your porch. laurie

  16. That's a lot of work Dan's doing!

    I had to cancel the blogger's lunch on Saturday. Too many had conflicts. I'll try again another time.

  17. wow! I love it, it looks like new! enjoy!

  18. CIndy, you always have the best projects going. Looking good, my friend.

    I took a break from life today and have been visiting blogs. Always love seeing you. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying summer.

    Love you,

    Sheila xoxox

  19. How lucky of you to have a husband who knows how to do all that. It looks fabulous and your daisies are gorgeous...Christine

  20. What a great little face lift! How great your hubby is so handy, looks like a nice spot to sit on a beautiful summer night.

    Michelle thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

  21. Cindy, I love that you went with the natural wood feel rather than painting it over with another color. And if you decide to change it, you can coat it with darker shades. That should change it out quite a bit without moving away from the natural wood look. And the good thing about it is that it makes them last longer. Anyways, great job!



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