This patio is just sad.
It's holding all my tools from my gardening attempts, and a stack of resin chairs that have seen better days. But if the patio is sad,
the picnic table is even sadder. It is losing its stain/finish I put on it two years ago.
So Karen and I had our work cut out for us. First, we appropriated Michael's new band sander.....
And Karen sanded down the rough bits.....
Michael even got in on the act..... only fair, since it was his brand new band sander thingie. Hey, I don't know what to call them, I just know how to use them!
We then contemplated the fact that we needed a hole in the middle board, for our brand new, bought-at-the-close-of-last-season-at-a-rediculously-low-price-lime-green umbrella to go through.....
We paid a visit to the Boyz in Orange Aprons at my favorite Toy Store, and came home with a bit that fit my drill and cuts a 1-1/2 inch hole. I really do know how to drill straight.... but the picture was taken as I had just finished and I was pulling the drill out and it looks crooked.... The hole, however, is nice and straight... At least, I think it is.... I guess we'll find out when we put in the umbrella!
Success! Once the hole was cut, we started painting. I had gotten what I thought was a nice neutral light grey. But once I got most of the first coat on the underside of the table,
I was so not loving it. A disparaging remark was made by one person in this house, labeling it "state park table grey". That did it! I stopped painting and started thinking about other colors.
For a while I almost went kind of crazy, thinking yellow and orange would be citrus-y colors to go with the lime green umbrella. I was vetoed. Soundly. Several times.
I decided to err on the side of somewhat more boring, but safe.... Today Karen and I put on a new color.
Until I paint the red ladybugs and white daisies with lime green leaves on top!
Heh heh!! Just kidding.