Saturday, November 16, 2013

Paint Makes Everything Better

I admire great artists and their ability to create beautiful paintings. I really wish I had that kind of talent. But painting the barn, well that is something I can paint.  I can't say I really enjoy it and I certainly do not have the patience to do a lot of it. It is just one of those things that needs to be done when you own an old barn.

In this case it had been been put off a bit too long. Every year the rain, snow and wind had been removing a little more paint. It didn't go unnoticed that the windows had also been looking a little tired. We discovered that the muntins of one window had been chewed up by some squirrel trying to escape. I certainly couldn't salvage them. So we ordered some new wood sashes.

While we were waiting for them to arrive, I borrowed my dad's pressure washer and went to work. The pictures are a bit deceiving. those doors are about 14 feet tall. Did I tell you I don't do ladders?

...and after!
Much better, isn't it?

I had some help on this project from the husband who isn't afraid of heights.We think it turned out rather well. We hope to get a few years out of this paint job before some more serious work needs to be done replacing some rotten trim. In the meantime it looks pretty good.

Just don't look at the rest of the barn.