Hi Stella, we are "almost" close to each other. :-D Spring fever in spades, my basement is full of stuff I have built the last two months. I'm a new beek too, 1st year (none of my hives made it through Winter, I can PROBABLY tell you what NOT to do.) I picked up some "Extreme Adhesion" Dutch Boy white exterior paint for $5 at Walmart (reg $30) on a closeout just a couple of weeks ago. So definately check out the clearance and mis-tint sections in stores.