I have spent days covered in primer and paint...
Scrubbing that white paint off of my hands, arms and even my legs...
(did you know that primer has great adhering power to skin?)
You know it's a problem when you pull into the store parking lot
and you check your makeup in the mirror
and find little bits of primer in your hair that did not come out in the shower...
in several spots.
I just pretended it was a fashion statement.
a little bit of pizazz to brighten me up.
Kind of like when girls add glitter to their hair.
the pergola is pretty much done.
It moved over to the patio off of our master bedroom for a couple different reasons.
The patio is a little larger and we were able to attach it to the house for more stability.
Plus, we have something else planned for the other patio area.
We decided on 3 columns instead of just 2 at the far end.
The span is larger so adding the middle column works well
and it creates a more substantial, elegant feel.
Cullan took this picture when they realized that they
had attached the beam to the house
the ladder and couldn't get the ladder down.
(they had to pull the beam back off and start over)
I was excited when we pulled the chandelier out from underneath the snow mishap mess
and found it to be intact.
A few bent leaves here and there, but that was all.
There are steps at the end of the patio that head up to the pea gravel and beach areas
so I requested (okay, I might have whined)
that the pergola be built a bit taller so that when you are
on the upper patios it did not seem too short.
The 'boys' put the pergola together over 2 chilly and on and off rainy
days during spring break - they did a fantastic job.
We were able to re-use most of the wood from the other one~
we just needed a few new boards for the added length and width.
As you can see the patio area is begging to be decorated...
I did get the drape panels back up-
I used metal conduit and clips and simple tulle drapes.
I haven't had time to get everything put back and pulled together yet
but next week, I will be sharing the finished patio.
I was so happy to put away my paint brush and start cleaning up!
I quickly changed clothes to take the dogs for a walk with my daughter and started
telling her how glad I was to be done painting...
My daughter started giggling as we were walking out of the yard-
so I looked over at the pergola and saw this...
Like I said...
I am almost finished.
Hope to see you tomorrow for
Feathered Nest Friday!