Happy new year, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and all the rest…
Has it really been since Christmas that I last posted?
Well, it was a good little break.
Kids were home from school for the past 2 weeks and we spent some good old quality family time together doing a little playing, a little traveling, sharing a nasty cold, a little arguing, a little getting on each other’s nerves…just normal family stuff.
But now it’s back to normal life. We’ve been making some fun progress on the house that I can’t wait to share with you.
First up, I FINALLY switched out the 35 year old broken lanterns in the front of our house. I haven’t been able to make a decision about outdoor lights for the past 2 + years so we’ve just left up the ugly ones. Nothing like a hosting a holiday party to make you jump in to action. Keeping up appearances at its finest.
I liked the light so much that I purchasedan identical one in gray for my backyard patio but we moved before I could install it.
I totally forgot about them until I found them in the shed last month (a common problem of hoarders like myself I suspect).
The temperature reached the high 40′s-low 50′s one day last month (not ideal conditions for spray paint) but I decided to press my luck and attempt spraying them anyway.
I first gave them a quick scuff-up with some sand paper.
Next I spray-primed them and let them sit for a few hours.
Ideally, I find it best to let them “cure” for about 24 hours before applying paint but I was in a hurry as a storm was coming.
I sprayed them a glossy black and oooo-la-laaa did they look purdy!
Until Mother Nature decided to toy with me…
Big drops of water began to fall from the sky (insert panic and naughty words).
I quickly rigged a make-shift tent out of saw horses, umbrellas and clamps…disaster averted.
(How do you like all that saw dust on the garage door windows)?
Here’s how far the house exterior has come…
Not the best shot being in the dreary cold of winter when everything is dead but still leaps and bounds than what it was.
See our diy garage makeover tutorial here.
See more of our exterior makeover here.
More projects on the horizon!