Wednesday, September 24, 2014
So! Now that my sanity-saving fence is up, it was time to stain it. I went to Home Depot last weekend, perused the options, and picked out a stain. I didn't want something too dark; just something natural-looking.
Here is the fence, unstained:
I decided to stain the back side, facing the neighbors, first, in case I didn't like the color:
That right there is the world's sloppiest application of Thompson's Waterseal Waterproofing Stain in Transparent Woodland Cedar. I'm not sure on the color: Too dark? Just right? I might go with a lighter, or even a clear, stain on my side, but I'm not sure.
Oh! And in other house news, I've been willow tree shopping for a while now, because while the giant willow in my backyard is gorgeous, it is nearing the end of its lifespan and I wanted to get a replacement started. I've been looking at garden centers and on line without finding anything in my extremely limited budget. I actually started some cuttings last weekend, more as a science experiment just to see if they would take than anything else. But then! At Tractor Supply for an adoption event last Saturday, I had a chance to browse the garden area, and holy crap you guys, they were selling six-foot willow trees for TWENTY BUCKS.
Welcome to my backyard, little willow tree. Ignore the cats; they're kind of jerks.
Oh, and I actually went BACK to Tractor Supply and picked up ANOTHER willow tree Monday night, because why not? TWENTY BUCKS. And then? Last night? I went back AGAIN and picked up a pink dogwood. hahahahaha ALL THE TREES I NOW OWN ALL THE TREES.
Time to dig some more holes.
Okay, okay, back to the main point: The fence stain. Too dark? Too light? Just right? Enquiring minds want to know.