When I got back from the city with our new washing machine, I just had to go around back to see how the painting went for the girls. The first coat of paint is done! You know, when I first picked up this shade, I was afraid that once it was on large surfaces like … Continue reading Blue
When we first moved here, three winters ago, there was a bird feeder mounted on a metal post at the opposite end of the flower garden where we currently have the platform feeder. One of the first things I noticed about it was that there was a rock sitting on one corner of the base. … Continue reading Prepping old bird feeder
While the tech was here to try and figure out why our secondary internet account wasn't working (more about that on another post), my daughter and I got started on the scrubbed and fully dry picnic table. First, we set up her tent! Once we moved it over the table, she got the paint ready … Continue reading Picnic table progress: painting started
If all goes to plan, by the time this post is published, I should be in the city with one of my daughters, doing half of our monthly shop. While going over our list, we realized we will have to split it into two trips. Of the various outdoor projects we need to work on, … Continue reading Prepping the picnic table
Today, I finally got a chance to continue working on the replacement door for the sun room. Cutting out recesses for the hinges. To line them up with the recesses that are already in the door frame, I dragged the broken door over and lined it up with the replacement door. After making sure they … Continue reading Replacement door progress: almost there!
I got a little reminder today, of why I need to start using the sun room as a greenhouse. The cats have already knocked the mini-greenhouse over once, and despite our best efforts at making sure the bottom of the plastic is pushed under the frame, the cats are determined to get in. Especially Susan! … Continue reading Progress: sun room door and garden stuff
After giving the second coat of paint 8 hours to cure - and making sure they weren't tacky, like we were having problems with before - I put the hinge pins back up. All of the painting is now complete! The chain will be held just by the hinge pins for now; I don't want … Continue reading Gate post progress: painting done!
Yesterday, we went into the city for the last of our Costco shopping. In the process, I swung by a Canadian Tire and picked up the cleaner my brother recommended to get rid of all the lubricant used to get the old hing pins off. Gotta love all those warnings. EXTREME DANGERVERY FLAMMABLE, POISON, IRRITANT … Continue reading Gate posts: progress – first coat of paint done
Yesterday evening, my older daughter told me I needed to go check out my rocks. After some initial confusion, having already completely forgotten that I'd spray painted some rocks in the yard bright orange, I went and took a look. Then squealed with glee. Somewhere in between cleaning the eaves and working on various other … Continue reading I love it!