After an exhausting day yesterday, I was happy arrive home to find the Modello’s I ordered for the current ceiling job, was waiting for me on my front porch. I got off to a rocky start yesterday morning. Knowing I only had 2 1/2 hours of work time to spend on the Office Ceiling job site, I thought I would be able to put the gold toned glaze on my panels that surround the center red panel. The carpenters finished installing the wood trim on the ceiling, so I am back on this job.
Well… let’s just say it was not such a pretty sight. I had done several samples and the darker gold toned sample was the chosen one. Of course, it is much easier to glaze a sample board on my studio table, than to stand on a ladder and do it on a ceiling. My first panel was just horrid. Too blotchy, quite ugly. I wiped it all off and tried again, using different tools and methods that I thought would work. Still ugly. I wiped it all off again. Thank God I have panels to work within and am not dealing with the entire ceiling as a whole! I decided the next approach would be to roll my glaze on with a Whiz roller and softly pat it out with a Woolie. That technique usually works well for me when I want a nice, smooth look…which is what I am after here. Of course, I did not have that roller set up with me. I have half my studio at this house, but not the one tool I really need. I used my remaining 1 1/2 hours to tape out each panel and fill in the nail holes on the ceiling trim. Then I had to leave for 2 other appointments. I hate it when I over-schedule myself like that and vow not to do it again each time I drag my sorry self home at the end of a day where I’ve been to 3 or 4 different locations, having to switched gears and adapt to each new situation I have scheduled. It’s just too exhausting. Not to mention how much gas I use doing this.
The site of the Modello’s arriving a day earlier than expected definitely helped to lift my weary spirits.
Today when I return to the the Office Ceiling job, I will glaze those panels and mark off my center lines for the Ornamental Center design I will be stenciling. I hope to have this room completed by late Friday afternoon or Saturday, the latest. Since I used Monday and Tuesday as Home Office Days, I will work part of Saturday to stay on schedule with my on site work. I have the Sunroom ceiling to do in this house too, which I will begin next Monday.