The first major project has started. After a few days of prepping and painting the garden columns and grape trellis have changed from the standard "Builders Beige" to a warm chocolate brown. The change of these columns and trellis marks the first major development in the garden space. Though only a simple coat of paint changing color from beige to brown adds more contrast and the viewer's overall feelings of warmth and interest are peaked. The simple blue accent tiles that decorate the columns breathe a whole new life and the leaves of every plant seem to pop, needless to say, it helped! It's amazing what a simple coat of paint can do to any space and this is another reminder that paint really is the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to change your surroundings!