Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mid-project Report

Let me just say: home decorating shows that transform a room in just a couple days are very likely pure fiction. Needless to add, my Memorial Day weekend room re-do project has hit a few speed bumps and I am now an entire day behind schedule. Along with way too many trips back to Home Depot, I made the unpleasant discovery that buglight yellow paint requires specialty primer.

The ceiling is done and, despite the funny look the paint guy gave me when I requested semi-gloss, I am quite pleased with it. I put the ceiling fan back together and the way the light and fan shadows reflect is vastly cool. I have also completed the priming, so the walls are currently the color of instant lemon pudding. I will forge ahead with 2 coats of the final paint color tomorrow. Then the trim. Then scrub the floor and put everything back....

Despite being behind on the main painting job, I have managed to finish a bit of artsy stuff with an old cabinet. This old cast off cabinet is destined to be my nightstand. As always, I free-handed the pattern in pencil, burned the design, then painted using artist acrylics and mat media. I have the first coat of varnish on and will finish up with a few more coats tonight. I know I have done a bunch of snakey pieces already, but they make me happy. So there. The bright colors should be just right with the bright yellow walls.

I also whipped out a custom light switch cover. Now if I can just get the walls painted I can install it.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

One of the first to-do's on my post retirement list is to finally visit you. I cannot wait to see what in the heck you've been cooking up, and not in the kitchen.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

beautiful Amy, just beautiful!

Mim said...

It's is so much fun when ever you do a project. Can't wait to see the results!

moiraeknittoo said...

WOW! I love these posts. Just fantastic. :D

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

Thanks folks!! Finished room pics soon, I hope.

Birdsong said...

I bet those home improvement shows never have an artist like you at work, either... such wonderful paint details!