Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Monday, July 8, 2013

Moonlight Magic

I did it.  Painted the fence a beautiful periwinkle color this morning.  I wanted to go bold and take a chance since this fence is coming out next year.  To live with it for awhile to see if we like it.   

We love it.
Beginning with the patio picture showing our new awning and fire pit sitting areas.
Meandering around the path with the Three Graces fountain flowerbed and towards our secret garden area redo.
Secret Garden Entrance.
Going over the bridge.  Can you see the new lamp post base that is going in to the left of the bridge?  It's replacing our old broken lamp that's been out of service for several years.  We're going to put the new one on a timer.
Looking back towards the bridge.
The sitting area.  I still haven't decided how I'm going to furnish this area but this will do until I figure that out.  Gotta go shopping!
Peeking through.  While I was painting the fence this morning, Michael was in the garage working on some orders and he kept coming out to take a peek at the progress.  He even sat and ate his lunch and admired the fence and yard.  He loves the color as much as I do.  When our new fence goes in next year, it'll surely be painted this color.  I really want to put in lattice on top, too.  I love that part of the fence.   

I know that a lot of people are intimidated by color and afraid to take chances painting color on walls.  Well, we only live once and why not try something new and...maybe a little...daring?  The worst thing that will happen is you won't like it.  Then you can simply paint over it. 

There was a woman in Home Depot yesterday at the same time as I was there getting my purple paint.  I like to strike up conversations with people and I did with her.  She was picking out a rich copper paint for one of her kitchen walls as an accent.  She had the same feeling as me, if she didn't like it, she'd simply paint over it.  I love that she had always dreamed of getting this color for her kitchen and now she was going for it with gusto.  Her husband was just sitting off to the side and sort of had a dazed look.  Sort of like my Michael.  It was funny, he didn't look so sure at the time.  I hope her husband loves their new copper wall as much as Michael loves my fence.

That's what I love about paint verses wallpaper.  With wallpaper, you're stuck if you don't like it.  Or stuck with the daunting task of removing it and dealing with a big freakin' mess.  Steaming, scraping, peeling.  Ugh.  I hate thinking about it.  I've removed lots of wallpaper in the past and it's just no fun.

I'd much rather deal with paint.

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