HAD ME A COUPLE BACK TO BACK ‘PAINT PROJECT DAYS’ – PHOTO BY KELLY & NICE COMPOSITION:))
Cloudy skies are always a bit of concern to me & looking out my bedroom window Monday morning, I thought…"Oh Oh”. At this time of year, cloudy also means a cool or cold day here in these parts of Arizona. Time for Al to switch into panic mode.
A CLOUDY COLD CHRISTMAS MORNING
Short morning walk & we weren’t long piling into the Jeep & heading for the paint store in Wickenburg. If I was going to be stuck inside all day, I needed a project. I would sooner be painting a wall than climbing a wall!! ‘What’s this’…sign on the paint store door said, ‘Gone Out Of Business’. This is the store where we picked up all our paint for the kitchen cupboards last March. Off to Ace Hardware we went.
PHEEBS MEETS ANOTHER NEW BEST PAL:))
In 2008 we painted the living room/kitchen of our Motorhome. Chose a clay pot color & had the paint mixed at a Wal-Mart in Casa Grande, Arizona. I have been carrying that paint can lid with a paint swatch on top ever since. Had that lid with us Monday. Also had a paint chart with the ‘Colorado Trail’ color we had our stuccoed house painted with last March. One gallon of ‘Clay Pot’ & one gallon of ‘Colorado Trail’ please:)) Didn’t take the young knowledgeable Ace Hardware fellow long to mix up the paint & we were on our way home.
MY LITTLE ‘PAINT THE SHED’ PROJECT IS UNDERWAY
Despite the dark clouds overhead we had a few sun splashes & that spurred me on to open the Colorado Trail first & tackle our aluminum garden shed. Before a light rain started, I did get one side of the shed painted. The color matches our house.
With brush in hand, paint can open, & raindrops falling all around, I slipped inside & started on my bedroom. We have a huge brick chimney there & somebody painted the whole room, including the chimney, a light blue. I am going to try & paint that large chimney a stucco color. Rest of bedroom will be a clay pot color. The gallon of bedroom paint will at least get me started. The room is 15’ wide by 28 feet long with the highest ceiling point about 10’ along one side. Gonna soak up a lot of paint & time, but time is free & I have lots of that:))
STARTED PAINTING AROUND BASE OF CHIMNEY BUT THOSE POROUS BRICKS ARE GONNA TAKE SOME TIME >>>
Our Christmas Day morning again dawned cloudy & cold. Had hoped to get ourselves out for some bouncy Jeeping but it just was not to be. Luckily for me, we had bought paint the day before so I spent all of Christmas morning hanging off the end of a paint brush. Nice relaxing tunes on the Satellite radio so all was well. Oh how I love a well played piano.
I’VE GONE WITH A DARKER COLOR TO BRING THE SIZE OF THE ROOM DOWN A BIT…MY ‘PASTEL COLORS’ ERA ENDED A LONG TIME AGO
You may notice in the photos I don’t have a drop sheet down & haven’t used masking tape to keep lines & corners straight. I’m kind of a reckless free spirited painter once I get going & besides, I don’t have a lot of patience to fiddle with all that masking tape stuff. I’m not exactly the guy you would want to come over & paint your favorite living room you know. But, I get the job done, doesn’t have to be stressfully perfect, & if you don’t look too close everything comes out just fine at the end of the day. Well, sort of……………….sometimes.
NOW, HOW’S THIS FOR A SNOOZY LITTLE FACE
I’ve never been sure how ‘Sitemeter’s’ page views work. Don’t know if it means the actual number of blog pages read or people clicking on a page. Noticed awhile back that we have passed the one million mark in Sitemeter’s ‘page views’…..whatever page view means.
2012…CHRISTMAS MORNING AT OUR HOUSE:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Now, here’s a very political type answer…A Senator in the USA was once asked about his attitude toward whisky. 'If you mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life, and inflames sinners, then I'm against it. But if you mean the elixir of a New Year toast, the shield against winter chill, the taxable potion that puts needed funds into public coffers to comfort little crippled children, then I'm for it. This is my position, and I will not compromise.' Yep, that’s a Politician alright.
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