The color yellow made me think that I would like to keep it that way as opposed to the white or black I had envisioned so I decided to give it a try. But a proper try. So I sanded it with some sand paper and then spray painted white primer on it. I used Rustoleum for the primer and the yellow spray paint as well. I wanted to make sure it would withstand rain and sun and outdoors so that I didn’t have to worry about rusting. So a full primer coat was needed. And a heavy coat of yellow spray paint after.
And here she is. Why do I always call my finished projects “she”? Just seems right. I love her.
I’m obsessed with the Tolix chairs that I’ve seen all over the place. But they are a pretty penny. Pretty? Yes. But expensivo? Yes. So I was so excited to score these lookalikes on Overstock, and when I purchased mine it was two for $75, so they raised their price a little. But still worth it in my opinion. I am still deciding what color I will paint them. I am worried about rust, so I’d like to sand, prime and spray paint them as well. I’m thinking a darker red to match the trim of the windows and doors in the backyard.
It may seem like I get a lot of house projects done, but I assure you. I don’t. I feel like my list of home projects grows faster than I can cross the accomplished ones off. For instance, Sawyer’s mattress is still sitting on the floor. Aaron is one day’s work away from completing it. But who has a day?! Surely not Aaron. Poor guy is in the midst of one of his busy weeks at work. They happen a few times of year. But they are never easy to get used to. This week he’s been working nightly til 10 or midnight. One night didn’t actually get home til 3:30 in the morning. And the one free night he had this week, I had to work since I was on parent duty the other nights. But we are almost there. Saturday at 2pm can’t come soon enough!
Maybe if I document my list of to dos on here it will motivate me to get to some of them done:
-complete the boys’ room. beds. wall decals.
-finish wiring the garden with chicken wire and wire for our tomato vines to make use of.
-change out one of Greta’s artwork frames with new schoolwork.
-finish loading the last 4 months of video onto the computer and transfer to disc to store in safe deposit box.
-catch up on my Blurb book which is MONTHS behind.
-sand and paint outdoor stools for bistro table.
-plant more potted plants/trees in backyard.
-work on vertical pallet planter that Aaron scored at work.
-keep searching for new dresser for the boys room, it’s been 6 months of searching and ebay bidding, still no luck in my price range.
-finish 3 tier art/craft tray for kids that I started but can’t finish til I find the 3rd tier.