Wednesday, August 26, 2009

porch paint


Well, we've had a DICKENS of a time trying to paint all of our exterior trim and porches this summer (and by 'we', I mean my husband).  It seems that it rains every day, at least a little.  Nevertheless, things are starting to shape up (slowly) around here.



I do love wooden porches and columns on old houses, especially when they're freshly painted and gleaming, but it's very time-consuming to do all of this maintenance.  It's all fine and good to be a purist about things, but I have decided that synthetic materials are just swell, and that one's time in the summer can be better spent on leisure activities, rather than in the service of keeping this old white elephant of a place looking spiffy.
 


8 comments:

Pony Girl said...

What a gorgeous house! It must be worth the work, it looks so nice! I'd love to see the whole house, what year was it built? :)

Kate said...

But it's so lovely!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh it looks so beautiful! A perfect spot to rest! :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

This seriously is your house? OH I am in love with it. I dream of houses like this one. Gorgeous.

Show me more? Please....

Jen

LadyFi said...

The wood is lovely! Somehow I don't think a house is the same if it doesn't have any wood...

Firefly Hill said...

Your place looks just dreamy....that beautiful house on acreage in the country. Usually you find a not so great house on beautiful land or a beautiful home on a tiny lot. It is so hard to find both! It looks as though you have succeeded! I know what you mean about the maintenance though...we have been trying to touch up paint too and it is hard with all the rain.

Maria said...

your house is beautiful, I'm the painter at our house but I too say "we" for all the task my husband does, so funny.

bekah said...

looking good though!!!