This round of painting, Milton decided early on to self-contain himself. We think that he smelled the paint and knew that we usually do not want him around while we are dealing with all the gloopy stuff. He still liked to stick fairly close though.
|Deck stain - note the difference|
|My handiwork - Kermit the Frog green!|
Despite the fumes, Milton tried to stay near; you can see me painting in the background there. Milt likes that flower bed in particular.
|Momma and Milton|
Jeff had the innovative idea, via Sherwin Williams, to stain our deck two-tone or actually three-tone. He stained the boards a sandy color, I painted the rails a bright green, and the top hand rails are stained a darker shade brown. Of course I was skeptical at first, but it all turned out quite nicely!
|Watering the dog|
|He tried to kiss Momma in between the hand rails.|
The deck is now completely coated with fresh paint; Jeff and I were pleasantly surprised that we actually finished a major project in a mere weekend. That is quite unlike us! As I sit here typing this at 9P.M., I am realizing that I do not have a final photograph of the finished deck; however, now that it is newly color-refreshed, I am certain we will be spending lots more time outside, so many more photos will ensue.
Enjoy the spring, approaching summer, weather, everyone!