I still have to clean the free standing cone fireplace and give it fresh a coat of high temp black paint, but that's another project and may not happen for a while.
|I left the tape up on top so I can make a plastic tent when we spray paint it. Before we had the roof redone water dripped down the pipe and there is a bit of rust that has to be cleaned of|
But everything else is done!
I ended up deciding to save the light sage green color for another room and go with my own custom mixed color.
I had tried three different sample quarts of paint and none of them were right, so I took some white paint and started adding a bit of bunt umber and a bit of burnt sienna until I got the color I liked.
Then I added more white to get it to the correct shade.
I took this to Sherwin Williams and they almost matched it. Their sample match was still to dark so I had them mix it at 75% saturation for the gallon and it was just right.
The new color is very much like the background color of the Blogger Dashboard! Neutral, but a good color to bridge between the barn wood wall and stone wall.
On Sunday we carried the big brass framed mirror into the kitchen and I spent a couple hours polishing it with Brasso. Craig had gone off to the store while I worked, but when he came back he did some rubbing too.
Wow, it came out like new!
The entire room has been transformed!
You will never confuse me with "Susie Homemaker." I hate to clean, and rarely do housework, but my recent painting has been very rewarding.
As I work thru each room I become more and more motivated to keep them nice.
The good news is I won't be doing any more renovation for at least the next two weeks.
I have a couple of sculpture orders to get done this week, and next week I have to get stuff ready for the Flea Market on April 2nd.
I've been stashing stuff in boxes in one of the garages for several months. Now I have to haul it all out, sort it, price it, and decide what should go to the market, what should be kept for storage, and what should go to the dump.
Craig is no help in this. Whenever I bring it up he makes "unhappy noises." I don't know if thats just his way of getting out of dealing with things.
So if I don't do it, it won't get done!
Well, at least it's not painting!