Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 3,275 of the Great Esc(r)ape: We're Painting!

Look at that! That's paint on that there wall! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Seriously. I think you'd feel equally excited if you had been scraping paint for what seems an eternity. While we're not quite done with all of the scraping of the front downstairs of the house, we're ready enough to start painting. We got one coat on all of the front clapboards this afternoon and it feels very satisfying. I am also loving the color (thank goodness, right?). It's hard to tell from the photo but it's a grayish-green. We bought the crazy expensive Emerald paint from Sherwin-Williams that is also self-priming. According to random stranger passing by, we should still prime anyway but I'm going to trust that the crazy expensive paint is crazy expensive for a reason. It's funny - we get a lot of people driving by, walking by, passing by, all giving us lots of unsolicited advice. It's almost a community project at this point.

Anyway, it looks like it might rain tomorrow so probably no painting or scraping but I'm excited to see some progress that isn't just scrape-worthy.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

When I first moved in, people would stop and give me kudos for keeping the lawn mowed, plants alive, etc. I loved the attention!
4 years later... not so much. Random strangers always throw in little comments like "too bad that side doesn't look as good" or "I'd fill in the yard with rock so I wouldn't have to mow", blah, blah, blah. It's funny how many suggestions people come up with! My next door neighbors have weeds 3 -4 feet high in their FRONT yard, so it kiinda pisses me off when they 'advise' me how to make my house look better. LOL
Can't wait to see your progress!