Dragonfly Treasure: Deck Makeover ~ Mermaid Style?
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Deck Makeover ~ Mermaid Style?


I did it again,
yep ~ started too many projects at once

why? who knows
I have so many ideas swirling around in my head
for the backyard.

I think "oh I can get that done in X days",
 only not to be able to
 due to real life interruptions.
Or my body ''screaming not today sister!''
So I move on to less taxing projects........

Here we go, the first in a series of fun updates,
decorations, and odds and ends of surprises!

The Deck was first

I started this early last Fall 
and am happy to say I did finish it before winter!

I was so tired of looking at my old stained, 
worn 24 yr. old BROWN deck.


At the time everyone was talking Unicorns....they still are.

I lean toward more pastel colors...like Mermaids.
Yes, that would be it. 
My own Mermaid colored ocean right out my back door.

Can you tell I haven't been to the beach for a while 
and definitely need my FIX!

Anything to get some "ocean breeze"
and cover that has-been deck.


Being the frugal person I am, 
I gathered all the leftover paint from other projects,
 yard sales, left from moving neighbors, 
hand-me-downs, etc. - even some old craft paint. 


Some I mixed to make the "mermaid" colors I wanted,
some I didn't have to.


I did a section at a time.
Painted on a couple of colors on a few boards,
then went over the same boards with just a squiggle of a different color.
I then dipped a clean brush into a pail of water and 
used it to blend all the colors together.
This kind of thinned the paint so you could 
see the grain of the wood in some spots.
Cool!


I alternated the base colors and top colors throughout.
Sometimes I squirted just the craft paint hear and there
and used the "water brush'' to blend.


I wish I could have done larger sections at a time, 
but fit in when time and body allowed. LOL


I am in love with how it turned out!


Mama Kitty photo bomb.
RIP Mama


For not knowing what I was doing, 
I have to say it turned out pretty darn good!
I love the way it coordinates with 


Best of all ~
cost $0.00
and cleared out lots of paint cans!

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