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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.

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!


 HomeBNC featured my deck in their
20 Gorgeous Deck Ideas for Summer!!

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