Thursday, February 23, 2012

Home Maintenance Around My Cottage


Remember when I painted my picket fence two years ago? The finials didn't hold up too well as you can see. I am starting a list of the things that need attention outside. The list will be long too. You can only hide your head in the sand for so long before reality takes hold. 

13 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I have painting my picket fence on my list too! A fresh coat of paint does miracles!

Nanna said...

I know what you mean, my outside list is so long I'm afraid to go outside LOL!
Helen

Jen said...

I was thinking about those list this morning, which I suppose means it's almost spring.

YONKS said...

Some people, vintage lovers, would pay for that look, only time can do that properly!
Di
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Cindy at enclos*ure said...

What a beautiful finials though!

pilgrimscottage said...

I rather like the chippy paint look but, wood needs a good coat of paint to keep well enough outside. Love the fence.

Gail, in northern California said...

The biggest hurdle isn't the painting, it's the dreaded sanding and primer. Makes my arms ache just looking at it.

nance marie said...

oh! a list...good idea! i see a few things here that need done too. also the picture is a great reminder.

Bonnie said...

I've got a few outdoor painting projects to do as well.

ladyhawthorne said...

I'm thinking of hiring someone to help with mine as its mostly raking and trimming and my back won't handle very much of it.

The Queen Vee said...

There are times when I wish I were a renter and not an owner. I've reached a point in life were I don't want to do or be responsible for the upkeep...is that awful?

It is a really great finial.

Karen said...

Rosemary,
My white wood fence is in need of paint and even a little patch work. I hope to take advantage of the burst of energy I usually get upon spring's arrival.
Karen

helene said...

Your fence looks very nice on the whole, though! My husband and boys built our fence last summer. And this spring we get to paint it- white!