Sunday, June 24, 2012


Today, I took the final brush strokes to go from this

to this.

I had railings and steps to paint after last weekend. South side steps...

and north side steps.

I worked as long as I felt able to on Saturday and wound up with the steps painted and the front side of the north railing.

You wouldn't think this was hard on a body but I couldn't do more than this. My right knee and hip started really hurting. I decided there are times when pushing through the pain is needed but this wasn't one of them. Today, all I had to do were the railings. South side...

and north side.

As I mentioned last week, I like the front steps because they are unique. This is one time when I rued that uniqueness. Dang, there are a lot of nooks and crannies and sides and bottoms to paint. On the railings the paint covered to 90%. The red hasn't weathered like it did on the steps or the top of the railings. While this is excellent, in some places, if you look closely, the red still comes through. I have used 5/8ths of a gallon so I might, and that's a big might, give the railings a second coat in the fall.

I'm thrilled with this. Any way I look at it, from the south side...

to the north side...

it looks good. And, today I don't hurt as much as I did yesterday. It can rain all it likes now. My painting is done.

Beverage:  Orange Juice


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