Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Johnny Builds a House

How to apply a rustic cement finish to an exterior brick wall:

Step 1: While wearing your PJ's, mix up a wheel barrow of cement...


Step 2: With an experienced helper, go through a run-through of proper application technique. (By this time, you should have gotten dressed for the day.)


Step 3: Grab the cement spatula in an upward-facing position and fill it with cement.


Step 4: In a quick, sudden motion, fling the cement onto the wall. (You may still need hands-on assistance from your experienced helper at this point.)


Step 5: Once cement is applied, manipulate by hand with the spatula until the desired rustic finish is obtained.


Thanks for your help, Johnny and Adrian! Because of you guys, our house is almost done! What would we do without you?

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8 comments:

Kara& Bert said...

I love it Jenn my kind of post lots of pictures, little words and 1 sweet kid....Perfect Kara

Melinda said...

Ok he is like the cutest little builder. Nice of the worker to let him assist...I am sure he was a big help!Oh Ya I like the pajamas. I hope everyone is well.

Kelli said...

The house that Johnny built! Too cute, I wish I could just stay in pajamas...

Shinade said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad that you dropped in on me.

This is the cutest little thing I've seen all day.

He's just so intense and doing such a good job.

Salsa Mama said...

Awwww...that's too cute! What a nice helper he had, too. So glad to hear the house is almost done. Yay!!

The Farmer's Wife said...

now you can let all the workment go...and Johnny can do the finishing work;) Hey I left you a little something on my blog....come on over;)

Carla said...

I love the consontration little ones put into helping! Sweet 'big boy' there!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

HOW CUTE! Train them when they are young!