Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Kimba's Garden Party
Kimba at A Soft Place to Land is having a garden party today. Its purpose is to share our outdoor projects. I am out of town this week, but I really really wanted to participate. So this is a scheduled post. As such, it won't have the pretty button or the proper links, but I will fix that as soon as I get a chance. I'm just hoping I can get internet connection long enough to add my post to the Linky! (We're visiting KD's mom out in the country...and I'm not sure what kind of connection she has, if any). My outdoor project was sanding my front porch. I've been putting it off ever since the snow left, and this party was exactly the motivation I needed to get it done. Here is the before picture: When our house was built, the painters left a horrible mess of footprints and drips. Our neighbour says the previous owner complained to the builder about it and was told "That's what you have to expect in new construction." I find that answer ridiculous. In addition to the paint, the wood had water marks because of a rug that the previous owners used. Anyway, it took me less than two hours with my trusty palm sander (honestly, I don't know how I survived before I got it) to turn the above mess into this: Looks lovely now, doesn't it? The neighbour now wants to do his. This is what my porch looks like now. I'd like to find a bench for the porch, and I need to plant something tall in the larger of my square pots. The smaller one has nasturtium seedlings coming up in it. The large pot to the left has five tomato plants and four marigolds, all of which were given to me by KD's grandma. She always gives me her extra ones. My front door will eventually be painted, probably dark blue or charcoal, since KD has declared no red or black. The white is so boring.I hope you enjoyed my before/after. See more projects over at Kimba's.