In January, my dad moved to California to be with his college sweetheart; they are getting married on May 22, 2010. My dad has lived in the same house for the past 18 years and when it came time to pack him up, it was an absolute NIGHTMARE! The house hadn't been "cluttered" out in over 10 years and between the 3 of us, we have accumulated and stored everything we have ever owned in this house. He could only take whatever could fit in his POD and where do you think the rest of it went??? It is still sitting in Brian and my garage, storage room, and basement. I have very very very slowly started unpacking stuff and selling items on craigslist. We are long overdue for a good garage sale.
However, we did accumulte some good treasures, like the wicker patio furniture. I love "front nooks". I think I am going to dedicate a post one day to cute little nooks I see on my walks. I now had some furniture to add out front, but it needed to be jazzed up a little bit.
So this past Sunday, Brian was working and I had to keep myself entertained. I went to Michaels and bought 2 bottles of black spray paint. I really needed 3, but I will add touch ups later.
(See the two grills in the back ground, these are other "treasures" that came from my dad's that have just been sitting out front cause we have no space anywhere!!)
I get sooo excited about projects and want to start them right away that I always forget one important step before painting... CLEAN THE SURFACE! Dust gets clumpy and dries in the paint. So take the time to just take a damp cloth and wipe the surface, even if your painting walls, they get dusty too!
My friend MC told me that Wal-Mart had really cute patio cushions, so I went and bought 2 green pillows for $8 each. I might go back later and get some more. I had so much fun spray painting, that I decided to get the matching ottoman out of the garage and spray paint that black too!
I've been bugging Brian to get new numbers for the front door and after my hard work on Sunday, he said we can, woo hoo! Wish there was something I could do with the air conditioning unit, but oh well. I still have a wicker chair and table that won't fit in our small front area but I can't wait to spray paint them too!