Perfection is Overrated and a lot of Work
|I will add black planters across the 3 sections, eventually.|
I'm in HEAVEN! My picket fence is almost done. Just need the gate.
But it wasn't "heaven" painting it. Last week, we went to Home Depot to make the purchase. I wanted the pre-painted. A few dollars more, but worth it. They didn't have enough so I was forced to buy the unfinished. The husband had taken a week off from work so we could get this fence up. I wish now, we had pre-ordered it.
So that meant, I had to purchase the white paint. There goes the little savings, using unfinished. We bought the brackets, cement, and the posts.
The deal was, the husband would install the posts - I got to paint. Normally I enjoy painting but this was a bit-h! I had to get in-between the posts, painting dripping. The wood was rough and the application was messy and time-consuming. After the first 2 sections, my painting skills went downhill. I began to embrace my BFD attitude. I kept saying to myself, that I like the distressed look more and was not into perfection!
|Our next project - removing the Junipers|
Trust me, my paint job was far from perfection. I even went out and bought a can of white spray paint to fill in the areas that I missed by brush.
Oh and by the way, if you are ever having to do this I recommend, a paint sprayer. We have one - the kind you use with a compressor. The instructions were hard for me to grasp, so I gave up on it, and decided to use a roller. By the end, I was so sick and tired of it, I was using the roller, a brush and a spray can of white paint. BIG DEAL - it looks fine.
Soon, I do plan to go out and touch up. Especially the outside of the fence that faces the street. You know, for curb appeal. <Barf>
My father was a professional - a painting contractor and I did think of him like I always do when I am painting. I know, he was rolling over in his grave, at the messy, unprofessional way I was painting, but HEY, it got done - it looks fine and I'm happy with it. Just don't get too close and critical or I may have to knock you on your butt!