Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Forget Spring--I'm Ready For December!

Did you know it's possible to spray paint in sub-freezing weather if you're crazy impatient desperate motivated enough?  Hint:  It involves my warm laundry room, a quick dash outside and an even faster retreat inside and an exhaust fan.

I have a secret to painting things red (like my vintage iron bed and my puppy planter.)  I get a nice glowing cheery red by first painting my piece white.  Much easier than still seeing a shadowy darkness to your red after applying coat after coat after coat of red!

My wooden R-Y-E (fifty cents each at GW)...
have now been joined by a red metal "m" and "r" (Michaels closeout).  The spray paint and red acrylic paint couldn't have been a closer match if I'd planned it!

Yes, it's mERrY at our house.  This project's done, finished, photographed in the last snow of the year, crossed off the to-do list and put away in one of the Christmas bins.

And it's so delightful to discover that my auto-post didn't auto-post on Monday.  Better someday than never, eh!


Sunday, March 06, 2011

My Guideposts - Week57

Gardens are not made by singing, "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.

~Rudyard Kipling
Rolling up my sleeves,