This week's Two a Day
was about painting rather than weeding. The project started last year when I bought paint for my deck, painted three boards, then decided that the brown I picked was too green and what's the point? Well, now I figure a slightly green brown is better then what my husband jokingly calls 'the rustic look', which really just means weathered and splintery.
So Monday I went out and painted the deck for five hours. I know, I'm breaking my own rules working for that long but I hate doing that whole 'wrap the paintbrush in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge so you can come back later' thing. I'll have to get into the habit of it once I start on the woodwork on the house in earnest but for this project I made an exception. Now the deck is done except for some touch up and to tell you the truth, the brown isn't all that green once it dries (or it doesn't bother me, I don't know which.) Don't get me wrong, a person shouldn't look too closely at the paint job but it is a good interim measure until I can either put new deck material down or take the whole thing out and replace it with flagstone.
the deck before painting
Thursday I was recovered enough for some touch up on the deck. Luckily the week's intermittent rain gave it a rest for the morning and I was able to use up (most of) the rest of the paint. Now I have a nice-ish looking deck and one less paint can in the garage.
the deck after touch ups
Arbitrary Rest Day.