One of the many problems that I had with our house when we first moved in about 7 years ago was the gigantic driveway. The driveway is long and narrow in front of the house, goes up along the side and then covers about half of the backyard leading up to David's office. In some ways having a huge black top is great. The kids have a big area for riding toys, hop-scotch and a wading pool. The down side is that is was unbearably ugly. The budget to rip up the driveway and replace it with grass was non-existent so I did what I do in these situations.
I stewed, I obsessed and then I stewed some more.
Then I had an idea. An insane idea. An idea that only someone completely nuts would consider.
Readers, I painted fake bricks on my driveway.
It took two gallons of brick colored outdoor paint, 16 hours and knee pads. I am idiot so I did it in July in the middle of a heat wave. 500 square feet of crazy.
The funniest part is that most people think that it's real brick. Their brain says, "brick" and they never stop to notice that it's just paint.
Here are the pictures.
Now you know. Try not to judge me too harshly.