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Repurposing A Politician

I finally found a good use for a politician. Perhaps not the actual politician, but because said politicians require signage in order to get elected, in an off-hand way, the actual politicians. Those indestructible plastic cardboard signs they block out … Continue reading






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Dear Ruth,

I have a really high, really huge blank white wall above the stairway adjacent to the front entry in my new home. The wall itself measures approximately 26’x18′. Along with being big and white, it also has a funky light … Continue reading






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The House Is Painted!

During last week in the evenings, my husband took the ill-fated paint sprayer #1 apart and gave it a thorough monkeying with. Paint sprayer #2 went back to the store and we got our refund. This past Saturday, we got … Continue reading






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Painting The House

Some things are just not meant to happen. Like catching a record breaking Bass, finding a diamond ring in the Walmart parking lot, losing those unwanted pounds and inches (without changing my diet or lifestyle!), or winning the lottery (it … Continue reading






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There’s a Hole.

Virgin walls. To Hole or Not to Hole? That could be the question. Imagine it, a brand new wall. It has the right texture (California Orange Drag or some such) the right paint color (Desert Sunrise Sage) those cool curved … Continue reading






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Finished West Wall

Another weekend is past and another wall has siding. I bought a half dozen tubes of pookie to fill the minimal cracks, nooks and crannies before swabbing on a few coats of paint. A little more ladder time and that … Continue reading






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Cons and Pros of Color

A little quiz for you: What paint color would you associate with each of the following: 1.Canteen 2.Holland Tile 3.Cincinnatian Hotel Ashley Atrium 4.Coir 5.Pat-A-Cake 6.Gentle Doe 7.Frappe 8.Filoli Carriage House 9.Vintage Ribbon 10.Deep Cowslip 11.Tangelo Cream? Answers coming soon. … Continue reading






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Money Quiz

A thought. 700 gallons of water used to squirt off a paint roller just to get it clean enough to Reuse! costs $10.00 Three new paint rollers from the big box store a half  a block away costs $4.99. You … Continue reading






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I Need To:

Paint the well shed to match the new color on the house (but the evening sun beats down on it this time of day, I better wait.). Paint the soffit and fascia that got overlooked when painting the first time … Continue reading






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