When we bought our house, we were lucky enough to be spared major fix ups. Minor keep ups here and there but nothing big. However, our deck is in some serious need of a face lift as you can see. I'm not sure why someone chose to stain it a burnt orange. So, we've decided to paint it and then stripe the floor boards. I can't wait for the finished product. We just got started on the painting last night and realized quickly how big a project it truly is. Stay tuned for pics of the final product which will blow your mind... I hope.