April 11, 2014 by Buffy
Our recent chicken coop remodel has caused sequencing around our back yard. Sequencing as defined by our friends the Hughes – purchasing or upgrading one item that then causes you to purchase and upgrade other items because they look terrible next to the new item! Example: t.v. goes out. You buy a new bigger t.v. Doesn’t look good in the entertainment center, so you get a new entertainment center. Then it is bigger then the old entertainment center so you move it to another wall. The old wall paint hasn’t faded behind the old center, so now you need to paint the walls. Of course the living room walls run into the hall walls and now you will need to paint them too. Of course with the new tv, new entertainment center, and new paint the carpet looks terrible, so it will need to be replaced! And this goes on and on and on…. You get the point! Sequencing! It is what makes you cry when the t.v. goes out! We have all lived it! Now you have a name for it!
Well, back to my trash can face lifting! Now that we have painted and remodeled the chicken coop, the shed beside it was looking pretty bad. So I have been painting it! It has been a slow, boring process.
Since I was covered in paint, I really should have been having some fun. I love to paint. It is such a quick easy way to brighten things up. I needed something more interesting than a shed to paint. I noticed that the metal trash can that I keep extra chicken feed in was looking pretty ugly next to the cute coop.
I thought a fresh coat of paint would liven it up!
Not exactly what I had in mind, but it was a good start at covering the rust. I wanted something with a little personality. Maybe a sunflower? So I checked Pinterest for paintings of sunflowers. There were some great ones, but far to advanced for my zero skill level. I decided-what the heck. I have extra spray paint if it turns out too ugly I can just spray over it. So here it is! My attempt at a sunflower.
What do you think? I was going for sunflower, but I think it looks like a marigold.
My favorite paint brush- q- tips! They are disposable! I hope I have inspired you to add a fresh coat of paint to something, but beware it can lead to sequencing! I have a few more painting projects lined up that I will share in the coming weeks.