It is here! It has arrived! The outdoor Autentico paint that I have been waiting on. Today was the first opportunity I had to visit this fabulous shop in Marlow: http://www.sarahughes.co.uk/ Where Sara had kindly put away the colour of my choice for me, Heliotrope. Admittedly I was initially after a more hot house kind of pink, but am delighted by this result never the less. As with all Autentico paints,(see post here) little or no preparation is needed. Just slap it on, let it dry and enjoy! I love it, what do you think?
The quiet hidden corner in the garden was looking unloved and for sometime now I had wanted to add a splash of colour, today was the day!
The bench is old and a little wobbly and beginning to rot, but we will ignore that. There was some moss that had attached itself to the bench, so the only preparation I did was to wire brush it off, I did not prepare any other parts of the bench at all, just where there was greenery.
Oooh, that is pink! Yikes, 'wonder what the family will think kept creeping into my mind',
but it didn't stop me as you will see..
At this point I started to become excited.
This photograph was taken to show you that I really did not prepare the wood at all.
Sara suggested that I apply two coats, but today I was short on time, so this is only one coat and it took me just under an hour. If I have time tomorrow, I will 'slap on' coat number two.
With a little cushion dressing, (see here ) I think the corner has begun to 'zing'.
Umm, what should I do with that fence though?!?!?
Despite being rushed off my feet in various things, I took five minutes to enjoy the new corner as I like to think of now. It is hidden from the house and no one would know I am here, even with such a bright colour addition. Yes, I can envisage some summer crocheting evenings sitting here...
Hope you have a bright and cheery week!