On Saturday morning, I got up before the rest of my family to spray paint my now unsmelly thrift store dresser. When you live where I live, the best spray painting is done before 7 am when it’s not too hot and the wind is eerily still. Crazy, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
The grass was dewey when I headed into the backyard, so I put down a plastic tarp to protect my dresser. I normally use a canvas tarp when painting, but I didn’t want the grass to get it wet.
After I painted the dresser, we ran some errands and then came back home to bring the it inside. Tom and I were surprised to see how much moisture was on the bottom of the plastic tarp. I guess the sun had drawn all of the moisture out of the grass, which, in turn, became severely dehydrated in a few short hours.
The good news is that my dresser looks amazing (and I will reveal it to you soon). The bad news is that the grass now looks like this:
Note to self: 100 degree heat + plastic sheeting over moist lawn = dead grass. Hopefully, it will come back pretty quickly. If not, our backyard will serve as a reminder of my stupidity for the rest of the summer.