Gate and Mural

Well I got one out of two things that I wanted to get accomplished done today. I finished up the touch ups on the gate and took a picture of that. I finally found a decent before picture of the chain link gate. Lucy included of course!

Now it looks like this

Now Lucy can not go nuts when the cats decide to tease her and go “ha-ha you can’t get us!” and sit right in her view. Now the only place they do that is in the back yard. In the next month or so we are going to be taking out all the paving stones and building a wooden deck that will be easier to shovel in the winter.

So I was out and painting at 8am this morning. I managed to get all the base coats on so it looked like this.

. Next part I started on was the details. The bits that pull it all together and make it look finished.

So the original looks like this. Which I found here

And mine is starting to come together. Here is a bit of a peek. I decided that a black outline was a bit too dark so I started the outlining in a red-purple.  I am very happy with it so far. I only worked on it until about noon. It was getting too hot and I didn’t want to spend the day getting a sun burn!

I am hoping to get some more done tomorrow evening. This detail part is actually the most time consuming part. Finicky to say the least but the end product is well worth it.


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