Saturday, February 2, 2013

Thank you so much everyone for your comments and advise! I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to do that! I've decided to go along with all of you and place the porch sticks horizontal and stagger them! Yesterday morning I gathered my supplies and layed it all out. Cut the rounded ends off the sticks and sanded and stained them.
I ended up not using that golden oak stain because it was too light. I just happened to have a spray can of a hickory color so I used that. I found the spray can of satin at a lawn sale one summer a few years ago. I didn't know stain came in a spray can. So easy to use! Just lay your wood out, shake the can and spray away. No mess!

I think the color looks a little bit reddish but I think once it dries better and I add the polyurethane it will be even better! I can't wait to get to that point! I can't wait til the railing is up and the plants are hanging and the wicker furniture is placed! I'm so excited!

But first I have to work on getting these glued down. They're just laying there right now so I could get a pic to show you how it's coming along!

Thanks for being here for me and helping me along!


  1. The floor is great and to do it staggered was a good decisioun!

    Hugs, Lina

  2. Te está quedando genial, me gusta mucho como has hecho el suelo. Besitos

  3. oh- that is going to look sooo pretty!

  4. It's coming along! I love to see everything coming together. It's so fun!

  5. Hi,I have just found your blog and like the house you are working on, hope the verandah is going well. Can't find your name anywhere though, only your blog name?