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Painting Our Balcony Columns

Painting Our Balcony Columns - I have a confession… I’ve been using a little Photoshop magic to adjust a tiny detail on our bedroom balcony (I know, I know). Any guesses? Some of you have noticed the discrepancy in my IG stories in the past. It’s the columns, which was probably given away by the post title. It has been on my to-do list forever! The capitals on our columns were a putty yellow color. They have been annoying me since we moved in. I’m not sure if someone forgot to paint those or if they’ve yellowed over time, but no other columns (and we have quite a few) on our home have yellow capitals. FYI… the “capital” is the top part of a column. It comes from the Latin word “caput”, which means head. Anyway, the balcony columns looked terrible and I have no idea why it took me THIS LONG to finally paint them, but it did. I got on a ladder, and finally decided to cover the icky yellow once and for all. Please tell me I’m not alone in putting off those tiny pesky projects? Click through to see some pretty good before & after images and for tips on tackling similar projects.  Continue Reading

My 2021 Outdoor Living Tour -
exterior & outdoor living

My 2021 Outdoor Living Tour

Each year our home exterior, patio, backyard, and landscape slightly changes. Outdoor projects are costly and slow moving, but we usually try to cross one big thing off of our list each year to keeping things progressing. Exactly one…

Goals for My Outdoor Living Areas -
exterior & outdoor living

Goals for My Outdoor Living Areas

Happy Friday! I originally published this post in April 2019, and it has been fun to see what items we’ve crossed off the list since posting this! My plans remain the same and next month we’ll be getting a…

Caprese Pasta Salad -
food & recipes

Caprese Pasta Salad

My summer tomatoes are officially on their way out and I’ve been looking for ways to use them up. If you follow along on IG stories, you already know- I’m planning to replace my giant tomato planters with mums…