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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some Danged Seriously Close to Being After Shots

Welcome to my primed outside walls...
 
Yeah, this was major stuff. After months weeks of what seemed like slow progress and plastic tarps, we had solid surfaces, and I could almost see having people over again. Oh, and my back door closed. That, after 10 months of having the sliding glass wedged open by the sagging wall, was HUGE.
The BIG trick was taking a piece of old stucco to Home Depot and having them actually color match 10 year old shade of pink in Behr outdoor latex for the touch up.
 
I have to say, they did a perfect job.
It feels brand new! I hung onto the can because I clearly need to paint some more areas, so I'll be getting a lot more of this!
So there's my entrance from the patio. I may actually get to DECORATE out here tonight!
 The tile went in in strips over two days so there was still access to the downstairs bathroom.
There's only the transition between the tile and the laminate left and the floors are DONE!!!
Now, scroll back up to those badly smoke damaged blue walls...
Much better, eh? All primed and ready to go!
Fortunately, I do still have the paint chip for that color. It's called Blue Burst, and with the artwork I have for the space, it's very dramatic. And yes, the artwork survived even through all the smoke and water.
 This light fixture did not survive though. Not that I mind. Even I know it's awful.
So...what shall we do next?

9 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Your progress is looking great! The paint is truly a perfect match out back! You are on the home stretch now!! The tile looks great too.


heather

hiphousegirl said...

My friend just did a bathroom with those same tiles! Hopefully she'll post some photos soon. Her blog is House For Teacher, linked on my blog. :-) And kudos to them for matching the paint! It looks great!

Chelsea said...

Wow, they DID do a super job matching that paint! Your backyard patio is looking so nice! And decorating is always the fun part.

Yay for tile! It seems to take forever, but the result is always worth it. And yay for nice looking walls again. :)

~Chelsea

branchesandbeads said...

Wow, that's a BIG DEAL, Sunny! Congrats--I bet you are so excited, and I am excited for you!!!!

Meg said...

Wow, it's really coming along!!

Life in Rehab said...

I may ACTUALLY be able to take a day off on Sunday!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only one with a huge pink stucco house!!! My pink, unfortunately is peeling big time!! Do you have any suggestions as to how to prep to repaint stucco. Someone suggested a plastic coated paint?????

Love you little teepee poles for your garden too- so colorful!

Life in Rehab said...

Mary Ellen,
I just used Killz as a primer. When you have a ugly surfaces, this is the great equakizer. Thanks for popping by!

Life in Rehab said...

Ummmm....*EQUALIZER. Never comment before coffee.