Monday, June 14, 2010

Painting Day 2

Weather was fantastic this morning.  Close to 70, no wind. Surrounded by bird chirps, I started painting by 9:00 and worked till 12:30.

 This is the area I am concentrating on this week:

It is the   underside of the upper deck.  Each board is a 2"x10" that is about 7' from side to side in the area that I can reach using a 6' ladder.

 The area to the far left of the picture is over a drop-off that is reachable with an extension ladder.  I'm NOT doing that.

 I will also be working on painting around the patio door and side windows at the right side of this picture.  That is my studio room.

The color story is this:  When we bought the house 22 years ago, and when we repainted 18 years ago the trim color was dark brown.

 About 7 years ago we had all the decks rebuilt, and at that time Craig selected the terra cotta color seen here.  It went with roof at the time,  but I didn't like it very much.  I thought it was too much of the sienna color and reminded me of a bridge.

At the time,  He painted all of the new raw wood associated with the decks, but never finished the house.

When we choose the new roof, the terra cotta color was not compatible, and we decided to switch back to the dark brown color.  I told Craig we could keep the beams and supports structures of the decks in his color, and just do the house trim in brown, but he says thats not "right" and so it will all get redone.

Daily countdown:
505 days, or 1 year, 4 months, 18 days to go.
Exercise Goal:
1000 miles on the treadmill,  1 mile Friday, mile today (to be walked as soon as I post this)
Total walked = 165 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles  in National Parks!

Time spent Painting the House  
3.5 hours today        Total = hours


  1. That's a lot of painting! We have been painting too, but the inside walls, which seems easier to me. I'm sure you will feel such a sense of accomplishment when it is done!

    By the way, I like your new design. I also had fun with the new designing tool. :)

  2. Can you get a sprayer or something to help with the nooks and crannies? Spend most of the effort on the prep work? Your arm and neck will be sore tomorrow, but that will remind you that you did a lot of work.

  3. Woah! I'm no fan of painting. Glad to see you got so much accomplished, and that it looks great. Maybe you should consider adding a smiley face in a spot where nobody can see it :) Just for fun!



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