We finished painting the family room on Monday (no picture)
On Tuesday we started the last phase of fixing up the walls in the hall. A closet, the laundry room, a bedroom, and a bathroom are all at the bottom of this little five-step-down hall area. Craig has done some drywall repair and has replaced all four of the doors. Before I could paint, we needed to spray the repaired drywall areas with texture spatter. It is really a messy project. We needed to paint the walls with primer first, spatter, and then paint with primer a second time.
I put plastic over the new doors and floor. This area will be getting new baseboards, wood trim around the doors, and new carpeting after we get it all painted.
The light is just above where I was standing for the first picture looking down three steps. The hall leads to the living room, and these steps go to my sewing loft and a bedroom.
I painted the ceilings here and down in my former studio today. Craig was also busy.
Craig had his record collection in a bookcase along the wall to the right. Speaking of which, nothing has happened with the guy who said he was interested in the record collection. I guess we have to give him a nudge or start thinking about other possibilities. For now they are all still in the living room!
In between painting projects, I have been able to do a little creative sewing. Last year, when we were at Crater Lake I bought a long sleeve T-shirt on our last day at the park. I guess I didn't really believe I would be able to keep the weight off, because I bought it in the XXL size without trying it on until we were back at home. It turned out to be a men's XXL and it fit me like a huge sack. I didn't want to throw it away or send it to Goodwill, but I didn't want to wear it either.
|Me and myself in my remodeled shirt|
I'm really happy with the result, and may be making more shirts for myself in the future! Now that I'm a retired artist, I will be enjoying new creative outlets.
Finally, on Valentine's Night it was not quite cold enough to have a fire in the fireplace, so we relaxed to the crackle of a fireplace app on our iPad.
|Craig in colorful PJ's that I made for him.|
Tomorrow we go to the dump.