We 'accidentally' stained our cedar deck orange last year...(no, we are not idiots...these things happen when you have a screaming infant)...overtime the colour grew on us, but the application of stain was pretty ghetto, so we power-washed the deck, then power sanded it, and started over...
In the meantime, I fell in love with these stone planters (from the Horsefeathers liquidation sale).
There was something sculptural about them, I just had to have all four! My very own stone henge! ..
Do you have a lot of outdoor work? Does it seem to take a back seat to the upgrades inside?