Finally! After caulking all day Sunday and doing all the trim Monday, we started the wall color yesterday. I took 3 vacation days and go back to "work" tomorrow. We did the 2 biggest areas, the south side and west side. Also the hottest. I took today to do other things while Dave finished the N and E side. There will be some touching up to do, which we expected, but it looks SO much better! We went thru Consumer Reports and chose one of their best buys. A good paint really does cover better and lasts much longer. We also used brushes for better coverage. Looking good! All the neighbors have commented on how much they like the color combo. It was beige before with sage trim. Now it's grey with a denim blue trim.
Dave working on the trim
The pond was the really dangerous area to work in! We survived :)
Backyard painting station
Our new trim for the front, no more shutters
Stuff out of the way
We'll be done this week, since Dave is finishing up the next 2 days that he's off. We'll put everything back together this weekend. We were lucky with the weather in the 70's except today, 82. Now we can catch up on yard work!!!
Herb box ready to be planted
With the wet Spring we had everything is blooming like crazy! We already have tiny apples, pears and peaches too! Here's just a glimpse...
My poppies survived the winter!
Victory Garden Guide To Feed Five-
This vintage poster has some great ideas! A good way to have succession plantings.