Monday, October 27, 2014

Running and Fence Staining

Well, it was another fantastic weekend in my corner of the woods! Sushi with friends on Friday night for a birthday celebration, running on Saturday morning, church on Sunday, and staining our wooden fence in between is what consumed my weekend.

So many people in my twitter/facebook feeds ran races this weekend – if that was you, I hope your race went well! It sure was a beautiful weekend for running or spending time outdoors!

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Saturday morning brought another beautiful sunrise during our 8 mile run around the lake. Just one more weekend/long run and I’ll be ready for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon!

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The headband was a birthday gift from one of my best friends. The print is sparkly and I thought the saying matched the Mickey Marathon shirt well! :)

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After the run, my husband asked me to stop by Best Buy to see if the iPhone 6’s were available. Well, I finished running at 8 and Best Buy didn’t open until 9a.m. – what’s a girl to do? Breakfast at Panera was my sacrifice. I mean, I had to eat breakfast you know!

I got the iPhone 6 for him and brought it to him at work (he was so excited) then I went home and began the process of staining our wooden fence. This is a project I’ve needed to work on for about two years but kept putting it off. I finally decided to do it this week, since the forecast called for pretty weather days!

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I wasn’t sure how long it would take to stain, so I lathered on the sunscreen and got to work!

Fyi, I used a paint brush to stain the fence. I discussed the option of a sprayer with several people and I was advised to go the old fashioned way. (Nerd alert) I’ll admit, I kind of felt like Tom Sawyer white washing a fence! Teehee…I know I know. Ok moving on.

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In all, both front sides (facing the road) of the fence took about 3 hours to stain.

It’s amazing the difference a coat of stain made – I absolutely love it! 

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Also, that eye sore of a building seen behind the fence is not ours – it’s our neighbors. It looks like it’s in our yard, though. Ugh.

Here’s the color/brand of stain we used:
Olympic Maximum Stain/Sealant in one
Semi Transparent
Dark Mahogany (same color as our backyard deck)

Now the daunting task lies before me….

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The inside of the fence. Yikes. I’ve definitely recruited Jason to help! Hah! If I work diligently on it every day after work, I think I’ll have it complete by the weekend. *Crossing my fingers* Here’s hoping!

How was your weekend? Run any races? Hope you had a great one!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend! And go you...staining the fence! I'd leave that up to my hubby to do lol! But then again I'm not a huge yard work girl. I stick to the inside of the house lol!

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    1. Oh Lordy if I left it up to him, it wouldn't get done! LOL

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  2. I highly recommend at least using a roller as opposed to a brush, it will seriously take you forever witha brush. We did half with a brush then gave up and did a roller!

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    1. We tried...it didn't cover well and I still had to come back with a brush and do touch ups... :( Thanks for the tip, though!

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  3. That's a lot of hard work---and it looks great!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, paige! It was totally worth it in the end!

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  4. You all have done an amazing job on your backyard.

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    1. Thanks, Abby! It's definitely a work in progress!

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  5. You are always doing house projects and the stained fence looks great. Yes, I raced this weekend and despite a ridiculously crowded course, was okay with my result. It was not my goal, but sometimes conditions change your expectations. Good luck this week on the other side of the fence.

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    1. That's so true, Pam! I think you did a great job with that race! :)

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  6. The fence looks great! I was at the mall the other day and there was a huge line at the Apple store. I guess that phone is really in demand!

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  7. Hope you guys were able to get the fence wrapped up pretty quickly. Our back yard is huge so it would take me forever to stain our fence. I know I need to do that next year though. A project for another time perhaps!

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  8. I love the Tom Sawyer reference to whitewashing the fence. You did a great job in painting your fence. The paint seems to cover up the age of the fence rather well. The new coat of paint is so vivid.
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