A few years ago, I was having a moment where I loved climbing flowering plants. I rallied Nick to help me install a lattice by the flowerbed and plant some morning glories. Now several years have passed, and I’ve never been able to keep my morning glories alive long enough for them to actually climb. And that lattice has gotten old and worn looking over the years.
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Now that we’ve actually put some time and attention into our flowerbed and it looks halfway decent, we decided we want to have a better view of it from the patio.
Translation… the lattice is done. Bye Felicia.
I may have done the unscrewing, but this tall drink of water did the heavy lifting.
Did you catch the cat photobomb above? I’ll wait while you scroll back up.
So much better! Except now we have this problem:
And there were a LOT of these holes, both in the metal-wrapped pillars and the siding. We gave all of these surfaces a good cleaning (there was years of dirt buildup and spiderwebs). Then it was time to slap on some DAP Platinum Patch with a putty knife.
This stuff is a brilliant fix to patching these exterior types of holes, because it provides weather-proof protection and prevents discoloration and cracking caused by harsh outdoor elements. And let it be known that we have no shortage of extreme weather elements here in the Midwest.
Platinum Patch is also waterproof, mold-proof, and mildew-proof. You can use it on TONS of different exterior surfaces, and can even sand and paint it when you’re done.
We walked around our house and garage and found several places that could use a little of this putty. It’s so satisfying to trowel this stuff on. Now you see it, now you don’t!
This was definitely a necessary part of our spring cleaning efforts, and we’re so glad we got it done before moisture got in those holes and started wreaking havoc. And now we’re loving this more open view without that lattice.
Soon that brown field above will be green with crop, and the hills to the west will be beautiful layers of different shades of green! It’ll be time to pour a glass of wine and sit out on this little porch and enjoy the view! This will be our last summer in this house, and we’re going to enjoy it to the fullest!
this is fab, what a beautiful view indeed
That’s a beautiful view!! I love your blog and love the video updates of the new house progress! I’m sad “we” are leaving the farmhouse but so excited about the new house. So, do you get the “this is ours, now” vibe at the new house now that you’ve spent lots of time there? I hope so. It was meant to be, I believe.
How crazy that your morning glories weren’t successful………I planted some several years ago and my husband has been trying to kill them ever since!!! They are in the flower bed that contains our mailbox, so every year they wind up the post and cover the mailbox. It’s all I can do to keep him from yanking them out before the first frost!
Mary Lou McMillen says
Love your blog! Congratulations on your new home, moving is always difficult – so many memories are forged in a home! But soon new memories will be born! Enjoy your green fields & that wine and all of those new memories!!!