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.

Monday:
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

Tuesday
Recovering...

Wednesday
Recovering...

Thursday
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


Friday
Arbitrary Rest Day.

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Comment by RivetGang on July 24, 2009 at 12:46pm
I hate all those half used cans of paint that sit in storage until they dry up and are useless. I always experience true satisfaction after using up a can of paint and getting rid out it. The greenish deck looks nice, I like greenish.
Comment by slamwagon on July 24, 2009 at 1:10pm
Much better.
Comment by cathyray on July 24, 2009 at 4:17pm
The color looks great & I always tell my self that I already have everything I need. I love it when it clicks like you & this paint job did.
Comment by Chroma Studios on July 24, 2009 at 5:59pm
Looks great, Spring! Your extra hours were worth it!

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