I have always loved blue ceilings on porches. My neighbor recently had her front porch ceiling painted and it looks beautiful! (I will have to get a picture for you.) Apparently there are reasons people paint their porch ceilings blue, besides the obvious - IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL! It is thought that blue ceilings keep “spirits” away as well as bugs. Wonderful! I don’t like spirits or bugs!
Here’s a website that explains the history of “haint” blue. That’s the specific color used to keep unwanted creeps and critters. My lovely, generous neighbor gave me her left over “Rain” paint she used on her porch ceiling so now my porch ceiling is painted! Woohoo. And it was painted while I’m on vacation! Just like magic! Leave my bro and the paint at home and I have a new ceiling! Aren’t
vacations brothers great?!
Picture from ode to my abode
My back porch. : )
Painted ceiling and tiled floor courtesy of my brother.
Happy Friday y’all! It’s been a busy week. I haven’t done much in my own house, but I’ve been busy!
My brother has been here visiting for week so far. What does that mean? Well… what it DOESN’T mean is taking it easy and relaxing. It doesn’t mean showing him around town. (He’s been here plenty of times already.) And it certainly doesn’t mean sleeping in or not having a schedule.
With my brother here, it means fixed screened porches, patched holes in the ceiling and adjusted doors. For my BFF it means removing a sink and toilet and tilling her bathroom floor, fixing her front porch and laying down slate tile. It means fixing floors and cracked walls and repairing drywall. For my friend/neighbor it means replacing broken windows, repairing under the counter lights, fixing a door that won’t shut and hanging a chandelier. Did I mention he can build a house? And oh yeah, he can’t sit still? For me, it means I’m exhausted trying to keep up! But its been fun!
My BFF has big plans for her house and I’m excited to help her with them. My brother has made all those projects less daunting and easier on her. Together we have ripped down wallpaper and painted her powder bathroom in between the tiling process. Her bonus/playroom has been caulked and patched up by my Bro and I am working on recovering couch cushions and sewing curtains. Painting that room will be next.
It’s been great having my brother here. I would like him to just move here and make my redecorating/DIY life easier. Ha! My BFF and I have joked that we should go into business together. He could repair and fix rooms/houses and us girls can paint, sew, do whatever to make them pretty. We could call the company “Two chicks and a Bro”, or “A Bro, a Sis, and a BFF”, Two Cuties and him”…, I could go on and on! : )
I do have pictures, but I will post them when all the projects are done. They look awesome, thanks to my favorite (and only) brother!