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Light at the End of the Tunnel

October 15th, 2013

We’re so close to getting the garage/barn painted, so very close.  Most likely I’ll spend most of today putting an extra coat of paint on much of the trim, the upstairs window and doing a few touch ups.  We have invested hours and hours of time painting this beast of a building.
garage
Most people gave us a crazy look when we said we were going to paint it black, but we were inspired by black barns we have seen in our travels.
garage  1
Unfortunatly the projest isn’t 100% complete and won’t be until next year. On the back of the barn there’s a lean to that has a clear plastic roof (well, it’s so old it’s no longer clear). It needs replaced, but we don’t have time to do it now. We also can’t reach the upper middle portion of the main wall with the roof in place. We painted much of the back of the barn, but some of that painting will have to wait until next spring when we have the time to replace the roof.
garage  2
But we got 80% of it finished. Luckily all the parts we can see from the house are done. Originally I thought about painting the door to the side room a different color, but I didn’t feel like buying more paint. I may do it next spring though. I was thinking bright yellow, robin’s egg blue or maybe a limey green for the door.

If you had to choose a color to compliment a black/white building what would you choose?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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