Posted 2 July 2017 at 7:55 PM | Comments (0)
I went to the house by myself today and painted the car port. It was peaceful and meditative—and this is coming from a person who used to think I would never want to own anything but a condominium, because I didn’t want to have to take care of the exterior and grounds.
You could say I’m growing up.
In the right light, the color (Pewter Tankard from Sherwin-Williams) is perfect: silvery gray with a touch of warmth. In morning light and under cloudy skies, it looks like a cooler gray, which is a little less sexy against the brick house, but it’ll do.
I am having the best time working on this house. Next up is cleaning and painting inside the car port, which is a big mess… but I have big plans for it. Big mess, big plans—sounds about right.
Posted 25 June 2017 at 7:00 PM | Comments (0)
It was a family priming affair today. All four of us (including our two boys, ages six and nine) spent close to five hours priming the car port. In the process, I learned that new parents should hold off all painting projects until children are old enough to help! It went faster, and they learned a new skill as well.
While we were priming, a neighborhood couple walked past us and yelled out that they were big fans of the gray paint sample. I am glad they agree. Goodbye, ugly terracotta!
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Between near-constant rainfall all weekend, somehow we managed to finish painting the fascia boards. We’re ready for the roofers (only barely).
Also, I think we’re going to be happy with the siding color, Pewter Tankard from Sherwin-Williams. It really does feel like a warm pewter. I don’t know if it feels like a tankard, though, considering I have no idea what that is. I imagine an army tank in pewter. Hm.