I have been working like mad on the patio. Painting, stenciling, building, designing. It has been so much fun, but with the recent deadlines it has been a bit intimidating.
I love a good challenge and deadlines really get me moving. I started the prep for painting with a party about 3 weeks off. No big deal.
Then as we got the first coat of paint down, the deadline moved up 10 days to accommodate another party for a visiting family member. I had to get the stencil done pretty fast. I have to admit, I have never stenciled anything. I have watched over my moms shoulder when I was young but that was the extent. As usual I was taking on a huge project on a short time frame. Or at least that is what I was repeatedly told by people who had an opinion on the subject.
Then came the rain……A lot of rain. At one point I didn’t think I would even be able to get it started, much less done in 10 days!
Finally it dried up- enter the paint disaster.
I had always planned on doing a black and white patio. Unfortunately patio paint tinted dark was super watery. There was no way I could use it to stencil. I shopped around a bit to see if this was the case in other patio paint brands, but all seemed runny. I was so short on time that I had to make a quick decision on a lighter tone, in a different thicker base.
I used every dry minute to stencil.
I think it turned out nice however I still plan on adding black on particular stars to give it some depth. Hence phase 1.
I have exactly 5 days to do this before my next party.
Wish me luck.