This past Saturday was gorgeous. Even better was Julia and Mark went to a Reunion for Mark's 40th Class Reunion from NMH and I was left alone with hours alone. I went full tilt into working on the second She Shed for my upcoming book.
I scraped the peeling paint on entire exterior and then washed it with a bleach solution. Then I went inside and painted the walls and floor. (I had primed the inside on Friday.) I had a whole lot of extra Poolside Blue left from the first She Shed so that made my color decision easy for the walls. If I didn't like it I could always change it. On the floors, I went with a pink which is really not me but lately I have been loving the combo of turquoise and pink. And this is a shed and I want it to be fun and colorful. I've got further plans for the floor too.
By the time that was done, I went back outside and primed all the bare wood on the exterior of the shed because it was dry. It was a big work day Saturday. We had massive amounts of rain on Sunday so I'm glad I got so much done on Saturday.
Yesterday I began with the decoration. The theme for this She Shed is Gardening and it seemed appropriate to do something "gardeny" on the walls. I began by paint undulating stripes down the walls. The shed isn't big - just 8 x 8 so the painting goes quickly. I primed part of the upper walls but it was too much to paint all the woodwork. I'm thinking of using some cans of spray paint for that - or maybe tenting the ceiling with fabric. Not sure what yet.
I cut out a leaf shape from heavy paper and used it as a template. Using a pencil, I drew the leaves onto the stems. Then it was a mad dash to paint them all before dinner.
I had just enough time to slap another coat of pink on the floor. When I went outside, I looked up and the sky was so pretty.
And there was Beau waiting patiently for in some weeds next to the chicken coop.
Tuesday Farmer's Market in Northampton today. Maybe I will see some of you there. I'll be there from 1:30 to 6:30. Enjoy the day and the week everyone!