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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Staining Furniture, versus painting, Phase II of the Outdoor Dream!

I am really going to spread this outdoor dream area out in my postings.
 It is being done all in stages and it has been so much fun and a joy to see my vision all coming together!

These are our new outdoor Adirondack rockers.  Mike is so organized when he has a project to do.
Not me, I would have had every nut and bolt all over the place!
But they would have been together, not saying they would have stayed together!

Today Mike and I spread 11 bales of pine needles around the perimeter or our new deck.  I knew I could not do away entirely without them.
I am OK with it because it still looks rustic, yet I do not have to walk and slide all over them.

I mentioned I would be having lots of color out here.
Instead of traditionally painting our chairs, we went the staining route with color

Spray painting I have found it chips and peels over time and just not easy to sand off when having to redo.
I am done spray painting outdoor chairs!

Finally a place for my Spanish rustic horse head!
Some people do not care for this horse head, I happen to like it, I just needed the right spot for it,
and now I do believe I found it!

We have plenty of wood for those Fall and Winter fires we plan on having!

Here is the stain brand and name of the color we used.
Mike says the chairs look like a dill pickle...
I love pickles!

After staining the chairs, we applied three coats of polyurethane.
Easy maintenance just wipe up, and perhaps yearly add a fresh coat of poly.

There is certainly more to come out here..but as you can see it is coming along nicely.
Perhaps some pretty plants and containers, mums for Fall, etc.
I can't wait to decorate!

I have a feeling we are going to make lots of fun memories out here to come...

Phase III coming soon.
Have a great night, and thank for stopping over.
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Blogger Jemsmom said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! It would be Debbie's porch without some color to it. I am so glad you said that about spray painting outdoor furniture. I have a bench that I have been debating over! Those rocking adirondack chairs are awesome! I have never seen them in a rocker before. They are great! You will make it so gorgeous with your flowers and things. I can't wait to see the next phase!

August 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your outdoor space is really coming along. That was a great idea to stain rather than paint the chairs. I painted some with a brush-took forever to get into every nook and cranny! I bet you can't wait for a cool evening to have a fire out there.

August 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Everything looks so nice! I love that Spanish horse head, it's beautiful.

August 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Now I need to go back and see the other stages. I absolutely LOVE your space.

August 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger outjunking said...

Looks like your just about ready for a marshmallow roast.

August 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Lookin' good, Deb! The rocking Adirondack chairs are like nothing I've ever seen before. How cool. I went shopping for more outdoor furniture yesterday. There's not much left- I still have to put our 4 Adirondack chairs together, but not now- no room. The yard is slowly coming together- the pavers were begun and the patios are starting to take shape. ~ Sue

August 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the green, looks so good,, may I ask a stupid question,, the pine needle stuff, its not flamable right?Is it treated or something,, because pine needles in the bush here are flammable big time,,

August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I have never seen A rockers how much fun you are going to have in your beautiful back yard...great job girl! I wish i had the gumption to finish things like you guys!

August 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i love dill pickels to love the rockers.Iam sure glad horse head is otside no more toe stubbing lol:)

August 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I love your have such beautiful views of the woods...I would be out here all the time!!

You did a tremendous job with the chair...the color is very cool! And thanks for all your tips on staining, I have a few projects lying around. And finally, what a great guy you have!


August 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I love how it all looks. I love pickles, too, so I'm really loving the paint on those chairs. I also really like the looks of the pine needles on the edge of the bricks.

August 18, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I have never heard of bales of pine needles. Must be it is regional. I have also never seen an Adirondack chair in a rocker. You hit some great scores, and great color choices. Your space looks fantastic:)

August 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous. I love that color. Great shot of the jar.

August 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Looks great Debbie! Your husband is like mine....everything lined up before starting.

Have a wonderful weekend,

August 18, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

Your chairs looks great! I like your outdoor space. We have chairs like that and they are so comfortable! We also sit by a fire outback by them almost every weekend. When the teens were younger we all sit there, now it's us and the youngest, kids just love campfires. It will be great for memories. Enjoy! And thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

August 18, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Your patio looks wonderful! Love the color of the chairs!

August 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVIN phase II Debbie and love the color you stained the rockers! Your antique horse head looks great out their! Martina

August 18, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What cool chairs and love the color choice! It is coming along awesome! Can't wait to see how you decorate it for fall. Have fun :)

August 18, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Staining is an awesome option...I'm not to sure about the horse head LOL!


August 18, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Fabulous color choice for the chairs! It's looking wonderful, you guys are really going to enjoy this area.

August 18, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Looks great!


August 18, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The chairs look great stained, and that horse head is awesome. Everythings coming along beautifully Debbie.

August 18, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

I am loving the way it's all coming together! It would be my dream to have a place like that!

August 18, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the pine needles. We can't get them here in Ohio. I asked around a several years ago after I had seen them at Augusta National during the Masters. All we have up here is mulch. Enjoy your new's incredible.

August 18, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, it is looking fabulous. I love the green stain on the chairs. Fantastic spot. I am sure you will use this constantly. Love it. Hugs, Marty

August 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Staining would have been my choice as well, Debbie. It lasts and lasts.

August 19, 2011 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

you'll have so much fun out there summer and in the cooler temps with that fireplace..

have fun decorating it.

August 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

What a great outdoor area! I can see lots of evenings out by the fire!
Have a great weekend.

August 19, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It is looking so cozy out there! I can see you roasting marshmallows in the cool October evenings.

August 19, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

The chairs look awesome and your outdoor space really looks amazing. You're really going to enjoy that space.

August 19, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Love your new outdoor area, I bet it's a lot of fun decorating! The "pickle" chairs look awesome! ~Marcy

August 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the color. This spot looks perfect for those cool nights we all hope to see again soon. Looks terrific, Debbie.

August 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I have painted my adirondacks 19,000 times. I wish I had stained them in the first place. Have you ever put the horse's head in your bed for your husband to find (aka the Godfather)? I don't know if I could resist.

August 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Wren Daniels said...

That whole space makes me just go ahhhh! The chairs look great!

August 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

I am beyond shocked that you chose color out here, Debbie! LOL ...
Love what you guys have done so far ... it's truly becoming your space ... the green chairs are awesome ... and love the horse head ... can't wait to see where you place it. I want an invite to the first firepit party, please. :)

August 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

So pretty! I learned something new today too. I had no idea stain came in colors other than browns & black!!

August 19, 2011 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

It's really looking great. I'm all for the staining vs. painting. Lasts longer and the pealing isn't nearly half as bad. Love the green color you choose. That fire pit has me dreaming of a cool fall evening roasting marshmallows, making s'mores and snuggling in a blanket.
Marianne :)

August 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Tanya Anurag said...

I loved that shade of green you used.

August 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Debbie, It is really looking great. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I love the color of the chairs and I love that they are rockers. They are rockers aren't they? I can see rocking and watching the fire.
Great job as usual. Hugs, Ginger

August 19, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I think that was a great idea to color stain the chairs. They will weather so nicely and last a lot longer too. I love the green! Looks like a great spot to cozy up by the fire this Fall!

August 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Still waiting for my invite....I would bring the wine! :-) It all looks absolutely gorgeous Debbie and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

August 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debbie, I love the rockers and haven't seen those before. The stain color on them is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your wonderful new outdoor space at my party.

August 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

These turned out great.... love that green stain color.
Your garden patio setting is so pretty!
If you get tired of your horse head.... I know a place where you can send it!

August 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie~ I think your horse head is so neat!! What a treasure! Love your stained chairs too- great color choice! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

August 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM  

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