Saturday, July 09, 2011

Hours of Powerspraying and painting in 112 degree direct sun.....

after hours of using this power sprayer...we finally got the 6 year old cobwebs we had ignored...you know the ones that the broom doesn't take down cuz they are too bloomin' sticky. THey were clung so hard to our house and our deck that it took not 1, not 2 but 3 separate sprays with the power washer. I was super excited at the start of this project and after three powersprays and two days painting in the sun.. during the heat of the day cuz you know that is when the kiddos take naps. IT is OFFICIAL---I am AN INDOOR PAINTER!!



I also know that my husband is quite handy...he unplugged some drains in our walk out...hopefully this will help it drain better when it rains...He also took the entire roof off of our deck and rebuilt the railing and repaired our roof...all by himself...I would have looked at it and never thought it could happen.

Due to the lack of time...(cuz I have a hubby that is still working til 7 pm every night...yep 12 hour days) and the fact that it costs money...I need you to imagine our home painted this middle color.  It will happen someday in the next 5 years...so at least before I have to repaint this deck.  haha!!  Do you have it...can you see it...


Pretty Granite color with white trim around the windows and door, and our big white garage door.....yep it is pretty isn't it.  and now...you can see the color we painted out deck...

yep it is a light grayish brown...if I was to give it my own name it would be putty.  ON the paint chip it is called Autum Sand.  it looks so nice to have it freshly painted....I am working on some outdoor cushions for our deck furniture too.  I gotta say the part that makes my minor heat stroke worth it today is that we turned in our aluminum for scrap and paid for the whole deal....plus I think I have half of what I need to finish the furniture...LOVE IT!!  I will let you know if we decide to paint the house, I am thinking we might need to hire a painting crew...anybody want to volunteer....the pay will be pizza and beer.  :)  til then I will enjoy my morning coffee and a book on our pretty deck. 
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2 comments:

Kara Lynn said...

I LOVE it!!!! Very nice Schrocks... what color are you going to do your cushions in?

Nichole said...

pretty sure something bright...I have a couple options...one is mulit colored striped and the other a bright floral. I am aweful at decorating decisions....I change my mind too often. then I think red umbrella...or green-bright. our furniture is all black rod iron. so we will see. :)