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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We look down on the ponds, can watch the fish swim from the house. The ponds, except the deck ponds, are at the bottom of our house slope.
     
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    Looks like a good place for a big chair and side table where you could curl up with a book and a cup of coffee.
     
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    Great minds @ashirley I found a great chair at a resale place. I'm going to point all my pots and planters white and do shelving for plants. Add a fireplace heater in the corner and hang sheer white curtains with twinkly lights behind it. I also am going to sand and repaint my floors a sand color.
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    Nice chair for a good read or nap! Your other ideas sound good, too.
     
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    Neat ideas Tbendl! Love the chair.
     
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    Youtube has videos on some really cool indoor ponds. That chair looks prefect to snuggle in on winter day watching fish in your indoor pond.
     
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    Got the paint stripped over the weekend. What a PITA! Now I'm looking at various concrete paints to see what I want to do.
     
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    I have learned when it comes to PITA projects, a little cash buys a lot of teenage muscle.
     
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    LOL Yeah I probably could have done that but I really wanted to do it all myself.
    Unless it fails miserably then I'm hiring someone to lay tile over the whole mess and call it a day...
     
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    Ok so update. I got the roof fixed (I hope), I got the floor stripped of paint and caulk, I have painted some of the pots, and I dug trenches yesterday to caulk the outside.
    My hands are all torn up and my butt hurts from sitting on concrete for hours but I'm really hoping it'll be worth it when I'm finished.

    I've decided to paint the floors with a latex porch and concrete paint. Has anyone had any experience with this?

    Wish me luck or send me wine!
    Oh and I have another Lotus bud keeping me company!

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    I love how we post pictures of holes we dug in the ground and just know that everyone here is MESMERIZED!

    Love love love that lotus bud!
     
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    We post more pictures of our ponds than we do of our children!
    Although to be fair I get less backtalk from my fish!
     
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    Friend of mine opened a antique mall in a old factory with cement floors. He painted the floors with porch and concrete paint. He was surprised how well they held up in high traffic areas.
     
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    Thank you @Nyboy!!! I am so nervous to do it given the amount of work it took to get them stripped and ready for paint. That is awesome to hear!!!
     
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    It's gonna look great! :)
     
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    Beautiful lotus bud! Love your new AV!
     
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    How to caulk: Run a smooth bead of caulking along the wall.

    How I caulked: Goop a crap ton of sealant on the wall and smear with a putty knife. Try and make it look like a drunkard was icing a cake while making sure to smear it on your arms legs and even your right ear.

    Caulking=1 Me=0
     
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    We brought home some paint samples for a remodeling project we have planned. I took the lid off the first one, painted a swath on the wall, put the cover back on and looked at my hands - PAINT ON BOTH OF THEM! Hence the reason I garden - you're expected to get dirty!
     
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    Lol I'm good at getting dirty but even the hubby was super impressed with my ability to get almost as much caulk on myself as I did on the walls.
    Did you get someone else to finish the paint or just dip yourself in and rub against the walls?
    Ohhh that's how I should have caulked now that I think about it.
     
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    I thought that's how everyone caulks? Never goes the way they tell you in the instructions or like those YouTube vids!
     
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