My sweet friend Aimee asked if
I'd help add some color and
cheer to some of her animal shelters.
She wanted a border painted around
the edge of two of her new shelters
that someone had kindly donated.
I knew there would be no way I could be up
on a ladder in 105 plus degree weather
during monsoon season
with all the inquisitive (and large) animals
trying to figure out what I was up to.
I immediately thought painting wooden
boards that could be affixed to the metal
sides was the way to go. (I'd let
my husband work out those details).
Twenty-three wooden flowers were added
throughout the design to give it dimension.
My husband gets the credit for cutting
those out for me. He had at least as much
work on this project as I did.
I had 10 boards to paint. At one point they
were spread all over our family room floor,
the fireplace, our kitchen table,
and the kitchen counter.
It's so good to have our house back!
As I was painting and maneuvering backwards
on my hands and knees around the boards
I felt a sharp painful pop on my left side.
It turns out I dislocated a rib. Ouch!
When we went to install the pieces, I decided
to feed the animals first and keep them busy
while we worked.
This is the larger of the two shelters.
Her family of animals are so sweet and
she takes such good care of them.
Aimee also asked if I'd paint a board
with a rainbow and a peace sign on it
for her horses palette shanty.
There'll be some girl scouts coming
by soon. She's asked them to paint
the rest of the shanty boards in rainbow colors.
Now I'm back to painting
some smaller pieces and
giving my ribs a rest.
I hope you have a wonderful week
and greatly appreciate you stopping by!