Sunday, July 28, 2013

:: 3 Inches at A Time::

This weekend we worked on painting the house. 
I can tell you...if it isn't me procrastinating then it's just life in general slowing the progress of things around this 4 acre homestead. 

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Some of you (especially new followers) may not know that we started painting the back of the house in the Fall of 2011-- Honey was recovering from a triple bypass and going stir crazy to get outside and work. 
We had some siding that need replacing...and this is as far as we got with the job... Well, we finished putting the lower boards up and got the A/C put back in the window... 

And it's been like that until this weekend. 

This is my in progress picture... filtered by a lovely Crepe Myrtle tree! 


 This is the back quarter of our house...today at the end of painting- NO STAGING.
I wanted to show you the difference in paint color.  You can see the North side that isn't painted and the West side...with the new paint. Autumn Fog by: Valspar


Earlier in the summer, I showed you this picture of our porch 
You can see  just under the Fern...against the wall there is a plywood box on the wall...it covers the wiring.  It's been like that for about 2 years! 

I got it all painted but didn't paint to the left of it until today... 
















We still have to paint the NORTH and SOUTH sides of the house... ALL THE TRIM, RAILS, POSTS and Awnings. It's Slow going... with a 3 inch brush!!!

Yes, we are doing this 3 inches at a time.  Slow and steady wins the race. 

It's times like these that make me GLAD to be a SMALL HOUSE OCCUPANT!!





Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4
 

14 comments:

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I was just saying the other day I miss the days of house painting. We have had vinyl siding on this house from the beginning and the old house was sided for years. I recall changing house colors when I was growing up, new color schemes selecting trim colors. The house had a completely different look every few years.

Melanie said...

Life sometimes gets in the way of what we want finished here too! This is week 6 of the porch painting project here.

Your fern is gorgeous! Looks like a Kimberly Queen in the picture, those are my favorite because they do not shed as bad and can be kept through the winter.

Rhonda Sue said...

Love the new color, looks so pretty and peaceful.

Diane said...

I painted a wooden fence earlier this summer, and I was glad when that was done so just think how thrilled you'll be when your whole hosuse is done!!

NanaDiana said...

Love the new color. It is going to be great when it is done. Slow and steady does always win out! xoDiana

shannon i olson said...

My husband spent the weekend replacing some rotten boards on our house so we could paint...well, in a mobile home nothing ever goes quite as planned. I am sure it would have been a big job no matter but..just to remove the boards (4 by 8) the fascia had to come down, then the trim, the bottom boards, the skirting, screen door, the whatever elses...on and on. Our back yard looked like a war zone! He still has to cut the dryer vent out and putty a place, then we have to agree on a color! then paint. ugh.
congrats to you for finishing!!!

Revi said...

Even 3" at a time, it will get done! Remember the tortoise and the hare...slow and steady wins the race!
-Revi

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Wish I had something encouraging to say here....but painting the outside of a house...nope...nothing!! Sorry.

nannykim said...

I like the new color. You are doing it in baby steps, as I say, and sometimes this is the best way to tackle a new project----I think I would never tackle a big project unless I could do it in smallish steps! I am glad we have downsized to a condo so we don't have to do any outside stuff!!lol!

Audrey said...

House painting is such a job. We have stained cedar and that has to be power washed and oiled every few years. We use professionals after we did it one time. Love the old shutter on the house too.
Take care ...
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Gail Wilson said...

These things take time! Oh my! what a job! I'm loving the color! Good luck, take it easy!

gail

retrorevival.biz said...

Little by little and before you know it, it's gonna be gorgeous:)

Kristina said...

We are currently doing an big cleaning inside and out. All before school starts.

The Boston Lady said...

Honey and Oma's House! Love it! The paint job is looking good Pat. As you said, slow and steady wins the race. Ann