Monday, April 5, 2010

we need tom sawyer and a bit of whitewash

on upper chapin street

17 comments:

Hilda said...

No whitewash please! I love the textures of bare wood. :)

I hope you and your family had a blessed and beautiful Easter Sunday!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This wood looks very thirsty for some stain or wood preservative, regardless of the color. I can't imagine how many gallons it would take, as the wood would just soak up every brush stroke.

We used to have lodge pole pine logs for a roof for shade over a ramada for an outdoor ping pong table, and in the brutal Arizona sun the wood would require gallons of preservative several times a year. I can't look at a photo like yours without the urge to take out a brush.

Jacob said...

Well, if you're going to be fenced in, this is a nice-looking arrangement...I'd skip the paint, too, though. Looks pretty good now.

Sharon Creech said...

Love the two fence-'eyes'. . .

cieldequimper said...

A fence with a view!

Malyss said...

Keep it as it is..Tow Sawyer's gone away!

Magpie said...

The fence is watching you...I agree - no whitewash.

Tash said...

Ditto on keeping the wood natural - such wonderful texture and a peek thru the openings - the title is great, one of my favorite "scenes" in Tom Sawyer, along with the one where he pretends to be a girl and puts his knees together instead of apart to catch the falling thimble(?).

Clueless in Boston said...

He must be off with 'ol Huck and gittin in some trouble.

Irina said...

I envy your eye to see the details and present them to us in the best form. Great image!

VP said...

Bare wood is great, any transparent coating available?

JM said...

Tom Sawyer! :-) I'm with VP.

Marie-Noyale said...

And may we see what's the view through those eyes?!!

Au and Target said...

I think it's rustic and pretty. Mind you, wouldn't run my hand over that surface!

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Anya said...

Its a wonderful mysterious view :-)

lizziviggi said...

I love the little windows to the other side! We've gone rustic and weathered with our fences as well... hard to say now if it was a conscious decision or if we just didn't get around to it! Either way, I quite like it now, and I like yours too. And I love the Tom Sawyer reference!

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting---love the unfinished wood. Looks like Wisteria vine on the other side. MB