I'm finally building that cute fence I posted.
Some of you will remember that adorable fence picture I found and lusted after all of last year:
Friday I spent all day buying and hauling wood and paint. I used one of the $10 off $50 coupons on the homepage of Lowes.com, and a new $10 off $50 printed with my register receipt. So I kept going back and buying more with the coupons in groups of 50. I don't want to tell you how many trips and coupons it took.
Saturday I spent painting my posts and trellises. The first shade of green I picked was completely wrong. Back to Lowes.
Spent the morning yesterday repainting the trellises and posts with 30 mph winds blowing all kinds of stuff into my paint and tearing my yard up. But I have to work when Dave is around to watch the kids, so I have to grab time wherever I find it. The second shade of green was PERFECT. You can see all the cardboard in the background that the wind tore out of my garden. Grr.
Here is a sneak preview of my colors.
Priming and painting the pickets is going to take FOREVER. probably two-three days.
Cutting the boards? Another day.
Marking and setting posts, two days.
Putting the fence together and touching up the paint, another couple days.
I figure when this is all said and done I will have put ten full days labor into it and over $500. I bit off way more than I can chew this time. Thankfully my garden is bordered on two sides by the house and by our property fence, so I "only" need to build 160' of fencing...YIKES.
AND I can't spend eight hours at a time working on it, so I have to steal 2-4 hours away from the kids at a time.