In the last post i revealed the finale to the Cheap and Cheerful Garage makeover, so today i thought i'd share the finale of the rest of the backyard makeover. Last fall i showed the rebuilt deck and rebuilt covered basement walkout in the backyard. Like the garage makeover, Gerry our painter ((416) 727-9089) did a great job of staining it all. And like the garage, the difference that stain can make is insane. Pressure-treated wood has lots of benefits, but in my opinion looks have never been one of them. Once stained with a solid stain, not only does the look become much richer and beautiful, it also helps to preserve the wood by repelling water, mildew and UV.
Here are the afters:
And here's what it looked before: