Men, decorating… and a bucket.


Summer in Maine is short, so you have to rush to get all your outdoor projects done before the weather turns.




So aside from the barn walls and garage makeover we’re doing ourselves, we had to break down and hire a professional to replace part of our chimney and stop the roof from leaking. Our house has a central fireplace and was built in the Brady Bunch era so the insert is metal instead of masonry. Don’t ask.

When it came off the roof it looked like this:




It had been rusted for a while and unbeknownst to me, the husband had snuck up there and tried to pretty one side of it up.




Yes, I married the Martha Stewart design school reject who thought a can of fire engine red spray paint was a decorating improvement.



I truly have no idea how long this monstrosity was up there looking like this…. or why none of the neighbors weren’t driving by and snickering. I know I would have.




So we hired a chimney guy who came highly recommended  (read $$$)  and he got to work. After 3 days he told us he’d done all he could for now and was waiting on a metal fabricator to make the top piece, which would take about 2 weeks.

So now?




We have a tarp and a bucket.




Not so much.

20 thoughts on “Men, decorating… and a bucket.”

  1. And there are millions of women in Maine saying to themselves “Why doesn’t he get out of that chair and do SOMETHING–ANYTHING?!?!?” so stop picking on Fred–at least, for better or worse, he does things!!


  2. My hat goes off to him.
    It’s original and I’m willing to wager you won’t find another faux, red sided chimney like it in a fifty mile radius.

    I think he should spray paint the new one too 😀

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      1. I have one section of roof the wind keeps peeling shingles off. My son said if it comes off NOW? You are putting steel on that section. Ok then.


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