Monday, April 9, 2012

Swinging away . . .

What's swinging, you ask?  Well, first, I found a photo online of my doors.  This is the very type of door that's going into the carriage house.  A walnut beauty from Krosscore Doors. I'm currently trying to figure out how to finish them so they'll glow with that deep, rich, glowing-grain that good walnut has.  (And this is good walnut. ;o)

Next up, Vern, Violet & I spent a week ago Saturday (March 31st), swinging brushes and rollers.  Witness:


The first few brushstrokes of color in the house, applied by yours truly.  I wanted to dance around and shout!

This is as far down the stairs as we could go, because the temp dropped so fast.  That's the 50 degree line, in case you were wondering.

Here's the kitchen and bedroom doorway, in all their Salt Glaze glory.  Martha Stewart color, matched to a Behr no-voc acrylic base.  The stuff smells BIG TIME of rubbing alcohol, but it never gave me a headache, or any other trouble.  
The wheat-starch-based drywall mud was another story, however . . . :o(

Here you can see the color more clearly.  Left photo: painted kitchen wall on the right, with unpainted/unprimed chimney wall on the left, with utility closet (left) and pantry (right) in between.  Right photo: Kitchen wall on the left, living room on the right.

And another living room shot (raw drywall chimney wall on the right).

Here's Vern, swinging the roller.  He's a painting machine, let me tell ya.

And finally, my favorite shot of the day:

 Here's my less-painty hand, on the way home.

More info to come soon, on the ceiling progress, and floooooring!

1 comment:

SMDStudio said...

It's coming along. I am so impressed with all the work. You guys are amazing. My brother is building his house right now, too and wow, that's a lot of work! Good job! And such a pretty door. ;>