Monday, April 23, 2007

making strides

We spent the weekend outside. It was sunny and warm with a cloudless sky. *happy sigh* It was absolutely beautiful. Hello shorts, t-shirts & sandals! What a happy reunion I had with you!

You may remember me mentioning my back porch project last summer (yes, last summer!) On Saturday I got back to it: cleaned it out, cleaned it up, and started painting the walls again.

I also painted all of the porch furniture. The wicker above, and the iron table and chairs below. It took me 12 cans of spray paint to complete the job. I ended up with a nose full of white paint, but it was worth it.

My husband worked hard preparing our new garden beds. He spent time out front outlining where the new beds will be. Then he cleared out this area next to the garage that had been full of overgrown and mangy brush/plants/who knows what from yesteryear. As you can see, he got some help from his trusty sidekick.

We had lunches and dinners outside on our picnic table. The kids were ready for a bath and thoroughly worn out at the end of both days. Strangely, I found working hard outside rather relaxing and fun. Now that it's Monday I miss that we're not out there, all together. But the forecast looks good for next weekend. I'll keep you posted on our progress.


a. said...

Looks great!

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Libby said...

Oh, it looks like you had such a glorious weekend!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! Looks great so far.
I bet your finger is sore from pressing the spray can nozzle. I painted a couple of chairs last year and it's amazing how much paint it takes. I am wanting to paint my wrought iron green set to black. My husband says no, but he has no taste. I'll just wait til he's gone somewhere. :)

hqm said...

Our weekend was very similar to yours! The clean up continues...and you are a step ahead of me with porch furniture. I am on the hunt!

Deb said...

Your porch looks amazing! We had wonderful warm weather over the weekend as well and like you, ate all our meals outside. Looking forward to seeing your garden photos.

funky monkey said...

We are in Delaware and also enjoyed the beautiful weekend!

We are about to put our little cottage on the market and we are sprucing it up now. It's hard work but very rewarding!

I always quietly enjoy your blog, thought I'd speak up for a change-

Preppy Rider said...

Looks like fun! I can't wait to see it all come together ;)

jilly said...

Oh how fun and what a beautiful weekend. I cannot stand to be indoors if it is even a little nice out! Glad you had a good weekend, you will have to post after pictures of the back porch, I love that space!