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-----------------------------------------------------------------I'm just random enough to decide in an afternoon that I need to paint an entire room. In fact, I'll even paint an outdoor room in 90+ degrees when the muse beckons. Because, if you're like me, you know inspiration and energy don't often hit at the same time....so when they collide, you don't ask stupid questions like "Do I have enough paint?" You just grab that brush and do your thang.
The addition of this helped motivate me as well...
...seeing as I'll be spending inordinate amounts of hot, muggy hours keeping an eye on the boys. It's an eye-sore, but hey, when you've got 2 little guys climbing the proverbial and literal walls in your house because it's too ding dang hot to do anything outside except get wet....you close your eyes and turn on the hose. And clean up lots of dog poop.
We've now lived in our home for 2 years. I've fiddled with our back screened porch off an on, but generally got frustrated and threw in the towel. In fact I've bought and sold lots of different kinds of furniture for out there...all weather wicker, a wooden swing, an iron table and chairs. Nothing really said
"hey now, *this* looks fabulous!"
And I want fabulous...especially when I have to see a gigantic blue plastic pool just beyond the blessed screens. I knew it would need a lot of elbow grease to paint (cedar walls, cement floor), and that's why until now, it had slipped to the bottom of my 'to redo' list.
Here's where we started (previous owners stuff):
Such a sad little place. But lots of potential, no? Well, today I pulled out the white trim paint I used on the front of the house last summer and began painting all those grooves. First, of course, I killed all the creepy-crawlies with this, which creeps me out almost as much as the real thing....I mean look at that picture:
Then I got busy cramming exterior paint into all the grooves out there. I now have one coat on everything. Looks like it'll take 2 at least. I know. I hope to finish that up tomorrow and then get busy on the floor, which I'm thinking will be white too.
I only have one inspiration picture, but I'm hoping to find some more. I love the blues and reds/pinks. And the browns. Yum. I believe this is from BH&G.
Unfortunately I don't have lovely wicker furniture. But I still love the colors. As I said, yum.
I'll update again this weekend with progress. Unless of course the muse strikes me with inspiration for another room....just sayin'.