Last week I finished up most of the prep work in what I was calling the Family Room. Come to find out, the clients are calling it their Media Room, so that is how I will now refer to this room. Well, I’ve pretty much joint compounded and primered myself to death last week, so this week I will start the base coating of the walls.
I have no texture on the curved wall, just primer. I had to use 2 coats of an oil based primer on ALL of this wood because the tannin was bleeding through. All moldings had been removed and now as you can see, they are back up. Some of the teeth are missing on the dentil molding, which is only found on the curved wall. Another crew is dealing with the installation of the moldings, so they will fix it soon. I’m a bit worried about this electrical box, which is dead center in the wall. It will be removed and patched. I hope there will be no traces of it when I do my glazing. We’ll see what happens there…..
The remaining walls all have the primer and a couple layers of skip troweled joint compound. Last week when I was driving home, I looked in the rear view mirror and my skin looked like it was about 100 years old. Working with joint compound all week really dries out your skin and I saw many, many new lines that I am sure were not there before, especially around my eyes! I went home and soaked in an hot oil bath every night and slathered on tons of moisturizer. Happy to report, most…. of those lines were NOT visible over the weekend when I was away from this job! 🙂
Now here is something totally unrelated to painting, but I thought I’d share. I found this cute little vase at Target last week for $1. It is made of vinyl and comes flat in the package. As you fill it with water, it expands. 🙂
Lastly, I found this sign, "Don’t worry. Everything is going to be amazing", over at Regina Garay’s blog, Fauxology. I printed it out, laminated and hung in my office. Thanks, Regina!