Good evening Beach Cottage friends from my very large deck. My very large yellow deck.
Sigh it’s all going well here, but in the middle of a manic weekend with the kiddos (can someone tell me if in the not too distant future I will have a weekend that does not include copious amounts of kiddos activities and appointments? thanks kindly) we had to, according to our lovely tradie, oil the deck…
these are the steps of the deck without oil
this is after the removal of the old decking
this the new screening to the side – it’s not over-looked but I wanted it to feel cosy and for there still to be a ‘corner’
this where the yellow has faded a bit
Now I am sure you are aware that yellow or orange or bottle green as this deck was when we inherited this cottage was not, in any shape or form, on the agenda for the colour of this new decking.
So while taxi-driving my offspring to various far corners of NSW I was instructing my lovely husbo over the phone as to the colour of the oil to be purchased. You see my first choice was what was there before, the painted grey look that I liked a lot…easy to clean and didn’t show up too much dirt, only a putty and white striped puppy’s footprints occasionally and popped with lots of white.
There were a few problems with the painting of deck scenario
1. lovely husbo refused to pay for installation of new deck and then have to paint wood
2. I could see his point
3. that would mean I would have to do it
4. too busy taxi driving
5. and wearing harem pants
So we settled on a coloured stain, the problem was that I hadn’t had time to go look at the stain and after much conflab on various shades of grey and me wondering if really he has any clue on colours, we decided to go for ‘natural’.
Which as it happens turns out to be natural yellow. Was seriously not loving natural yello on Saturday arvo as husbo was walking around in socks with a sheepskin covered brush.
It’s now faded a bit and not looking quite so…yellow.
It won’t be staying this colour that is for sure.
If you see a woman in a pair of patterned harem pants deliberating over the shades of grey deck oil in the local hardware store, I’ll give you a little tip, do not approach especially if she has a white-washed oar about her person.
p.s. many apologies if you haven’t heard from me re the pants, I’ll be getting back to you tomorrow xx
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