Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Project 2010 Continues

This past week Mimi and the mister have been spending a lot of time with this lovely item.



And these... To prime and paint...




That's two coats, ladies...

Enough for a 70 foot picket fence, gate and arbor. Not really all that fun, but when it's done it's going to be so great!



Pictures from somewhere on the internet!

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14 comments:

Lisa said...

I think I'm just going to drive around Utah until I come upon your house. It's so wonderful!

Julie Harward said...

What a lot of work but boy oh boy this will be so pretty in front of your home! Love that it will be wood instead of vinyl..I have missed you! :D

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You two are such busy bees...very inspiring. I can hardly wait to see the finished product!! : )
M.L.

GRAMS said...

You make me laugh! (Pictures from somewhere on the internet). I'll have to remember that because I have a million pictures I've saved and who know where they came from.
I'm painting too but just walls, not tedious stuff. Good job and great patience.

Beth at Aunties said...

My you are industrious and busy. I love you are doing these big projects together and it amkes me look forward to our own retirement..to WORK together:)
The arbor and fence will be perfect for your cottage when it is done.~♥

YaYa's Little House said...

I know it will be beautiful when yall get done, lots of work but it will be sooo worth it! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Can't wait to see it all finished! It will be beautiful!!!

Nicole said...

A picket fence is going to be darling, can't wait to see it. Just wanted to let you know that I just send you an e-mail!

Kelly said...

Oh WOW, Mimi! Your garden is so gorgeous! I noticed how pretty it was when I drove by on the way to my daughter's house the other day.
Painting just isn't all that fun is it? But the end result is certainly worth all your hard work!

Angie said...

It is going to be gorgeous! I love a white fence!

Diane's Photography said...

sue you have such good taste! All the hard work will pay off and that fence and arbor will frame your home so beautifully!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

As any young girl, I always yearned for a white picket fence...
Brenda

Aubrey said...

I realy can't wait to see the picket fence all done--I don'thave nearly enough at my house. Okay I have none. But it's not enough.

I wanted a wooden ladder to grow my climbing rose bush on--think I'll ever find one at DI? Your vegetables look cute on their supports. :)

Sue said...

What a wonderful summer project...I love rose arbors. I can't wait to see the finished project...Geesh you guys are always working around the house...I can't even get the husband to cut the grass...and the only reason I would spend $7.50 for a movie was to get out of the house for the afternoon...after 40 years sometimes it's just what needs to be done!!..have a great weekend.