Friday, September 2, 2011

Feeling a Bit Better OR "How I Spent My Day Off"

So, this is what I spent my day off doing. Dear husband thought he was clever to hide my heat gun. Something about me going all rogue and just arbitrarily stripping paint off of our house. ONE TIME years ago, I put the baby down for a nap and started stripping the paint off a window...sheesh! Let it go already. OK, maybe I MIGHT have slit a little 3 cornered area on the carpet on the stairs to see what was under there and MAYBE I've been known to rip wallpaper off just to see what was under there...well, hey, I'm CURIOUS.  Anyway, he didn't know I had a backup heat gun. I think I used to use it for embossing in rubber stamping.  Gotta be prepared for anything... :-)

Isn't this pretty (NOT!)?  But it WILL be, I assure you.  And yes, I will be repainting.  I like white sue me.  But I don't like 90+ years of bad paint and chippiness and me trying to repaint over it.  Funny how a table or something that was all alligatored and chippy would be an awesome find, but the trim around your house being in that condition...not so much. 

At least I have a nice view out the window.  Thanks Mr. FL!  The flagstone path was last summer's project.  I love it!

Just popping in to let you know I'm still alive and kicking.  Thanks for your kind comments on my last post.

Love y'all!

Until next time,

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  1. Glad you are feeling better! What a job to get all that paint off. I'm needing a heat gun. What kind do you use and do you recommend it?
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Oh boy, that looks like a job. I love your flagstone walkway. We made one at our cabin, along with a patio. I love how it turned out, but I felt like that project was going to break my back :)

    I read your previous post too. I hope you're feeling better. I often feel the same way.
    xo Tricia

  3. lol that is so funny.
    good luck with your scraping and painting

  4. The view outside your window is very pretty! Hope you're feeling better!
    Have a great long weekend!
    XXX Ido

  5. I am jealous of yourvheat gun!!! I hope to see "after" pics!!

  6. Wow! I give you credit for diving in and just going for it. Mr Wild would have a fit if I did that! I love your flagstone path! I needed an idea for my future garden and that is it!!! Perfect! Your garden is so pretty with the flagstone. Hope you have a nice long relaxing weekend!

  7. Hi Judy,
    Yes, it's the same shop Sandi is in! We have such an awesome group of Shop Girls there. Thanks for the congrats!
    Blessings & Hugs,


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