new clothes

Felix's new shirt from pipiloroad
Felix’s new shirt from pipiloroad

The other day we met a nice couple at the park, turns out they make some pretty awesome clothing. They were nice enough to give us some samples of what they make, and Felix loves them. The design on the shorts is screen printed and the fabric feels amazing (and 100% organic with non-toxic water based ink) Their company name is Pipiloroad  ( http://www.facebook.com/pipiloroad ) and sell the clothing out of their etsy shop ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/pipiloroad )

wearing the 'birds of summer' cuffed board shorts
wearing the ‘birds of summer’ cuffed board shorts

First summer project just about done

me in my preparing to sand outfit
me in my preparing to sand outfit
stairs going up to the porch, in pretty bad shape
stairs going up to the porch, in pretty bad shape
the floor of the porch, the stain really wasn't doing anything at this point
the floor of the porch, the stain really wasn’t doing anything at this point
the sanding has begun, most of the screws were sticking out of the wood, and they just ate up my sanding belts
the sanding has begun, most of the screws were sticking out of the wood, and they just ate up my sanding belts
panorama of the deck with plenty of sanding belts littering the landscape
panorama of the deck with plenty of sanding belts littering the landscape
another panorama, this time sans sanding belts
another panorama, this time sans sanding belts
almost done! the rails are 'marsh' and the floor is 'cobalt'
almost done! the rails are ‘marsh’ and the floor is ‘cobalt’

we used this RustOleum paint that is like super thick and has like sand in it, it was pretty awesome, kind of like painting with mud, but supposedly lasts for 10 years (i don’t plan on doing this again anytime soon). i still have a lot of touch ups to do, the stuff splattered like crazy, but the texture is awesome. Every time it would rain the floor would get so slick,i put some grip tape stuff on the stairs, but it still wasn’t what i would call ‘safe’. this stuff like lick thick and gritty and gross, and people are not gonna be slipping, it’s awesome!