At the end of May, KT started working on this back fence in the back yard:
We didn’t like this off white paint that was on the fence and had thought about either painting it a dark brown or stripping it and staining it. Either way, it was a daunting task. Then while KT was tearing down the shed, he realized that the back side of the fence panels were not painted. It was actually a nice weathered brown. This sparked a brilliant idea to just pull off each panel, flip it around, and screw it back on. No painting, no stripping, no staining.
It actually turned out to take a lot longer than we had anticipated. KT spent quite a few evenings working on the back fence. It turns out the wood is very fragile and if he’s not careful, he can splint the panels or break them in half when he’s just pulling them off with elbow grease. He had to patch some areas where Monster broke the panels trying to get out of the yard.
But at the end, I think it was all worth it. Easy for me to say since KT did all the work. =)
I am loving the weathered look. I think the dark wood color makes our backyard seem bigger because it blends in with the trees that line the back fence. Unfortunately, we would not be able to do this with the side fences between us and the neighbors. Imagine them waking up one morning to find that the fence facing them is painted this ugly off white. Haha.