{Wordless Wednesday} We Painted Our Deck PURPLE! {With #Linky}

I know I haven’t posted a Wordless Wednesday since spring but it’s time to get back into things and thought no time like the present.

Last week we finally had our deck stained. For years it has looked like this:

Our house, home, front porch

Now it looks like this:

Our Home house

The color had a tint of purple in it but the place swore to us it wouldn’t be strong. We did a wood sample and just loved it and called it a go. What we didn’t count on was that the front steps were WAY older than the rest of the deck and have been bleached out from the years of sun on them. When the stain hit. They became purple. We might have panicked a little at first. I mean they were PURPLE.

purple front steps


We asked about it and was told to give it a little time it it would mellow out. It’s been just over a week and we have definitely seen it tone down. Phew! By next spring it should be even more muted.

purple front steps

From the inside looking out I think it’s the perfect color and we’re very pleased with the turn out!

our front deck porch

Now we just need to hurry up and figure out the front door. We really wanted wood tones but don’t think that will work anymore. It will probably end up beige like the trim.


What color would you suggest?

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  1. Amy Orvin says

    I think you did a wonderful job, although , I would have panicked too at first. I am sure it will mellow out in time. Also, I just have to say, I love those rocks you used as a border to your lawn. I love that look!!!

  2. It looks great! I can definitely tell that the color around the steps has toned down a good bit!

  3. It looks good. I thought it was going to end up being a pastel purple when I first saw the title. I bet in the sunlight it looks really bright but in the dark it goes more with the wood. 🙂 It’ll definitely be different but I think it’ll look good with the house as it calms down.

  4. I love how it turned out and for the door I would go with a bright bold color – but I’m crazy about colors, hehe.

  5. vickie couturier says

    personally I love the color,id like to do mine like that too,,my house is white so it would probably show a bit more,which I would love,not too sure about the hubby,,its different for sure

  6. Cynthia R says

    I think the color looks great, the purple has enough brown on it, it’s not like a crazy purple.

  7. Rebecca Orr says

    Looks great!

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