My creative space this week takes me outside where I'm painting the Hardiplanked section of the front of our house. It was originally a lichen green, and before that brick red. For the last year it's had a myriad of blue and grey sample pots smeared on it, as we tried to decide on colours, and then procrastinated a lot. It all made our house look a bit avante garde and, well, silly. It's made me so happy to get rid of all the ghastly colours with a fresh coat of this colour.
House painting and I have a funny relationship. I'm not a fan of the cleaning and taping and preparation, but give me a paint brush and a pot of paint and I'm the happiest, dirtiest clam there is. I love how a lick of paint can transform the dingiest, darkest room, and I don't even begrudge the sore muscles I get from climbing up and down the ladder.
This morning was going to be spent applying the second coat so I could say "DONE!!!" but it started raining early, and I have a shocking bout of hayfever. Good excuse to do some sewing, I think.
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