Friday, August 20, 2010

Not so busy....

It's been hot here...and I mean, really hot...and I don't know if you know this about me, but I don't function well in the heat. I don't function well in the cold either, but I think I function better in the cold then the heat...and since a lot of what I do is painting, and you're not supposed to paint when it's really hot, I figured I had a good excuse (ok, not really...I just get lazy in the heat...) But I did want to show a few of the things I've been up to. Mostly this last week as it's been slightly cooler, so I got slightly productive...

Trying out oil based paint
Is it wrong to want to marry a color? I know, this needs to be sanded and have another coat of paint...but that color! In case anyone is dying to know, this is SW Lime Ricky. I totally heart it!

Painting a little table and adding a lock for a niece on her way to college.

I know the black is a HUGE improvement...but I kick myself looking at this picture and wondering how I could forget to paint the hinges silver!

Trying to construct a paint booth since it's so windy in our yard, I feel I waste more paint then necessary....this was meant to be a quick fix, but is a total fail!
The spray gun blows the plastic all over the place (even though it's anchored top and bottom) and there is no way to clean up the saw dust it kicks up, so it kicks it right onto my wet paint. I'm looking at other options, but if anyone has an inexpensive idea for a paint booth that they'd share, I'd appreciate it...I'm thinking of getting foam insulator boards or maybe cheap paneling and something to brace it up....

And building planter boxes.
After the luck we had with tomatoes in our tiny plot this year, we want to expand and have more veggies next year. This box is for my sister-in-law's yard, but she said we could use it for the next few years. I'll post some more pictures when it's all set up.

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