Sunday, June 17, 2012

From Gar-ughh to Garrrrrr-geous!

Continuing where i left off last fall, we hired Gerry the painter ( (416) 727-9089) to work his magic on the back deck, the structure over the basement walk-out and the garage.  Ordinarily i would have done this myself, but have been a bit pre-occupied with other things.  We used Benjamin Moore's Arborcoat Solid Stain in Chelsea Grey with Cliffside Grey accents.  Arborcoat goes on really well, looks fantastic and lasts a long time, it has UV ptoection, mildew inhibitors, and repels water.  I managed to hunt down an old Victorian door on Kijiji.  We painted it black and installed it.  Then i ripped down pressure treated fence boards and stained them in Cliffside Grey and attached them as casing around the windows and door.  The results are unbelievable, in my opinion.  I kind of hate that i didn't do this much sooner.

Here is an after:

Let's not forget the before:

Total Cost (not including Gerry's services):
$60 Windows from Kijiji
$100 Door from Kijiji
$140 two gallons of Arborcoat Stain (enough to do much more than the garage)
$40 Door handle set
$30 Misc lumber and screws

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