Well.....not exactly the after.....but the beginning. I have been blabbing on and on about getting my house painted. It has finally started....you know after all the prep of caulking, sanding, and power washing.
This is just the primer but I am so excited about the lighter color.
I used Benjamin Moore China White. Believe it or not....I have not picked the shutter color. I have about a hundred samples on the back of the house and I am sure my painter will be standing over me with a hot dagger waiting for a decision.
It actually looks good with the color they are now which is SW Porpoise. But I am ready for a change.
Now to the back of the house. Don't cringe....cause I think you can tell the front is rather traditional.....but something like this is in the works.
I wanted something fun.
I think I am in good hands with this little beauty.
Also....I have been slobbering over this umbrella canopy from Ballard forever.
I have been checking the Backroom every time I am in the area and the other day I was close to the location and low and behold they had "one". By that I mean only one cover....in the size I needed and it was the black and sand.
I scooped it up and just walked around thinking about how lucky I was.....maybe doing the Gangnam Style dance in the isles.
"Assistance in isle 2 for help with ....uncoordinated old lady having a seizure."
I got out of there with 25% off [on top of another 20%] for a total around $120.00.
Yesterday I went to Home Depot for some spray paint. I needed to spray the base because it was black and my umbrella was not.
Easy right.....getting pretty excited to get this sucker up and running....
I might be dancing around my back yard with the cover like a super hero waiting for the paint to dry.
Cue sound of scratchy record.
It does not work with my umbrella.
But they told me it would work with ANY umbrella.
Liars. Mine has 6 spikes [proper term?[ and the cover is made for 8.
I mean really. Good Lord.
All the joy just left the backyard.
Now what. I don't know....brick wall.....no hammer.
Cause with my savings I was thinking these might have my name on them.....
Nothing has my name on it now except my birth certificate.
I know this is not earth shattering.....no one died....no one is sick....my house did not get flattened by a tornado.
I try to keep things in perspective.
There is always something that can bring a smile back though.
Alrighty then......Have a great day. I mean it.