Friday, June 17, 2011

Grape Arbor Under Construction

We're sprucing up the grape arbor!  Rain is interfering with completion but it's under way.

This was our grape arbor when we bought our home...
This guy seemed to like it but we felt it was a tetanus shot waiting to happen. 

Rusty posts were replaced with wood beams...(thanks to the help of my stepdad, Butch, and Mr. DIY).


I  had hoped to finish staining it this year before the leaves and vines sprouted but the weather hasn't been cooperative.  However, yesterday was a pretty sunny day and we were able to get started.

Krylon Wood Stain makes the task so much easier!  Using a brush to apply stain in hard to reach areas can be so tedious.  Krylon Spray Stain is much more time efficient with the same results. 

The nozzle can be rotated to provide a vertical or horizontal spray.

Before...

Shake and apply according to instructions on the can (just like spray paint).

A beautiful finish.  We're using the color "Earthen Brown".  It's the darkest stain Krylon offers. 


Have you ever stained the railing and spindles on a wood deck?  Hard work!  Think about how much easier spraying it on would be.  

Reveal coming soon at 
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16 comments:

Party Box Design said...

omg that looks AMAZING!!! BEYOND!

Deborah said...

This is so gorgeous Roeshel!!!
Wow, what an amazing job!
I love it!!
Id love a grape arbor...wow!!!

Deborah xoxo

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful thing to have in your yard! I love the pic of the little bird. If I didn't need a yard for little ones to play, I'd plant an allee of trees for sure! I would love to hear how the metal poles were replaced without damaging any of the grape vines? Or were they cut back?

Comeca Jones said...

Looks great so far!

Kathy C. said...

I'm a huge Krylon fan! Love the way it turned out! I haven't yet used their spray stain so I'm glad to see a good review on it. Thanks for sharing!

The Mrs. said...

It's coming along great! And the spray can was genius!! I can't wait to see the final product...I'm thinking it's going to be beautiful!


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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Spray stain is genius! You arbor is coming along beautifully.

Phytotherapy said...

Love, Love, Love! We have a little bench swing in desperate need of updating, that also has a grapevine growing around it. I do believe you just helped me make it easier!

my2girlies said...

I am sooo jealous that you can grow such beautiful things - with our soil and climate. Not sogood to put it mildly

I love the idea of spray on stain - awesome!! I have never even thought to look for that

susan
http://lifeondovehollow.blogspot.com/

Coley said...

That is gorgeous! And that little guy in that tree is adorable :) I've never heard of spray stain...going to have to check that out.

Coley
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

laxsupermom said...

Wow! The arbor looks fantastic! Love the color you chose! Can't wait to see the full reveal.

Amy said...

OMG! Yet another reason I looooooove Krylon! It looks so great!

Bernadette said...

My oh my. We not only painted lots of tiny spindles on our deck with a brush and paint. But we also stained our fence. All on National Enjoy Your Deck Day. Duh (smile).

http://b3hd.blogspot.com/2011/06/national-enjoy-your-deck-day.html

This spray stain would have been awesome...in the right color.

What a fantastic arbor!

Bernadette
www.b3hd.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Wow, how cool is that grape arbor?! My wino husband would LOVE it!

Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer said...

Gosh, I wish I would have known about this spray stain before. I stained my trellis and what a lot of work that was to get the stain into all the little nooks and crevasses. Thanks for sharing. Arbor looks fantastic!

michelle said...

Your arbor is looking so great and I love the stain color. Who would have thought stain in a spray can, I love it!!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
XO

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