Yesterdays Projects - Rocks, Plaques, and Table
I started my coffee
and headed to the deck this
morning at 7:30 only to be
greeted by the neighbor cutting
That really messes with the
peace of my normal mornings.
However it is a beautiful sunny day
with cool temps (no humidity)
Mom keeps telling my I need to
stop sitting out here cause even
with the aid of allergy pills there is
something blooming that is messing with
However I can't bring myself
to stay in.
No real bed pressure
but the light headed
The noise of the mower stopped
but the dude next door that
has been having a pool
installed has the deck folks out there.
Now I don't understand what the deal is,
this has been going on for well over a month.
Pool is up and they are enjoying it but the
deck people come and work all day but it is not
done as of yet. Thank goodness they are not
building me a deck I would be so old by
the time they got it done.
Anyway...dealing with that now.
Yesterday was about 20 degrees warmer
than today but the backyard is shaded
pretty much and there was a nice
breeze. I had to do something!
Pain right now due to the cool temps
is staying at bay so I try to get things done.
First I started with ROCKS!
Yes, I am still painting and dropping
rocks for 615 Rocks on FB.
I love doing it, but I decided I needed
to do some to take to Calif. I just
needed to do small ones for the weight.
Here is my creating center till the heat
of summer runs me in.
This is called Pour Painting.
Just just pour the paint on and let it
run where it will!
I try to stick to 3 colors and it seems
to work great.
I did however find this in my flowerbed and
decided it might be bigger but it is
flat and don't weigh that much.
This is how I label the backs.
I sometimes get in a hurry and I paint
on wet paint which causes the running.
I did however go back and fix that
before sealing it.
Course pour paint takes longer
to dry and I let it sit out all day
then yesterday evening I was able to
Next while I had the paints out...haha
whom am I kidding, I don't even put them up
anymore since the deck stays shaded...anyway,
I had finished up Lily's plaque.
I made Dakotas before Lily came to live
with us and I finally got around to making hers.
Sealed and hung on the deck.
I was feeling pretty good so I did not
want to stop.
I decided it was time for a bigger
Do you remember the day I went shopping
via the roadside and came home
Well I debated for months now on what
to do with this...paint or strip.
I looked good and hard at it yesterday
and decided that stripping was the way to
go. I could see the beauty in it.
So glad I decided to strip it!
HAHA..I had to laugh though cause my
taste has changed so much over the yrs.
Once upon a time I would never
have PAINTED wood.
But I seem to normally go that way
It has been many years since I
Luck was on my side. I had a can of
spray stripper. NEVER used that before and
can't remember why I even had it but thanks
to storing in the house and not the shed it was
Now...I am trying to decide if I need to
just seal it like it is or stain it again....
I am leaning to just sealing it.
I will need to rewire it since I broke the
cord in there and then a new shade.
For months now I have seen this babe
around the house. I thought it was a neighbors
cat but now I am not so sure.
It has taken to hanging under my neigbors
deck, the one attached to mine.
I have tried to pet it and it ran. So yesterday
while stripping (furniture, not myself)
I saw it and decided to feed it....
YES I DID!
I noticed that the tip of the
left ear has been
clipped. When I took the kittens
in at the barn to be fixed they
did that, it is to show that they are
fixed even though they are feral.
Well maybe feral. If this cat was once
feral and fixed but then was adopted
it could still belong to someone.
Anyway, it ate up and then was gone.
It apparently is not hanging at night under
Marcia's deck cause I checked before the
sun went down and it was gone.
But, if I see it today I will feed it again...
against my daughters advice.
Why against her advice....I was talking about
this said cat the other day and then
the Shadow at the barn (which by the
way looks amazing)....and Amber working
for a vet warned me that I can't help
every stray I see, that it would cost way
too much. I know this but since this
one is hanging at my home...it will be fed!
NOW for the funny...up until a couple
of years ago I would not even touch
I am hoping that you have a great day...
and I need to get my rear moving!