We recently added a fence to our driveway and fixed up the side of our garage. It had been an
eyesore for way too long.. This project has been on our to-do list for a few years now. We even
had most of the supplies in our garage for over a year. Who knew there would be a fence panel
shortage along with everything else? As soon as we were able to secure enough panels, we got
to work adding a fence along our driveway. This project not only gave us more privacy, but
upped our home’s curb appeal.
The narrow space next to the garage is not usable for many things. Our Frenchie, Kevin, uses it
as his potty area. It has been a weed patch and he ends up tracking in mud after a storm. This
space needed a makeover!
Step 1: Staining with a Sprayer
I have stained and painted fences with a brush, a roller, and a sprayer. I am here to tell you that
HANDS DOWN the easiest and fastest way to stain a fence is with a sprayer. Especially if you
have a long stretch of fencing, you are going to want to make this job as easy as possible. I
used my Super Finish Max.
Because I wanted to minimize how much I was traipsing in my neighbor’s yard and I didn’t want
to risk getting stain on the concrete driveway, I opted to spray the panels before attaching them
to the posts. I have to say, painting furniture is fun too, but watching the stain go on a fence so
quickly is SUPER satisfying!
Step 2: Garage Area Makeover
For the side of the garage, we opted to use pet turf. It is similar to regular astro turf but has
better drainage and a slightly shorter pile. This will help the area look well kept, keep weeds
down, and help with the muddy paws situation. I am hoping it lasts for years to come! The
window got a fresh coat of paint and some shutters. I think Kevin likes his new space!
Step 3: Enjoy the new look
The fence has really added curb appeal to our driveway area and I love not having a weed
patch by the garage. Do you have any projects you have been putting off? I’d love to hear about
your upcoming projects!
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