Tuesday, October 18, 2011

miscellaneous monday stuff

sorry about not posting last week.  i've been doing "projects".

1.  pastor's office project --  i'm working on redecorating the pastor's office at church.  i've plastered the walls (one of the old men at church came up to me last sunday & said, "so i hear you were plastered this weekend!!!"  ha ha!!)   i've painted the ceiling.  used a sprayer.  got totally covered in white paint!!!!  pictures were taken - if they ever show up in public, certain people are going to have to pay big time!!!  i've painted 2 coats of "lyndhurst stone" (tan) on the walls.  this weekend i'll be painting crown moulding & baseboards & doors & trim.   the new pastor - whoever he is - had better like it, cuz that's what he's getting!!!!   here are some pictures of the process.  i'll post the final pictures when it's all done, the new flooring & furniture are in.
that's not paint on the carpet - that's dust from removing the beams......
 took down the "faux" beams from around the room.  made the room look taller & larger.  painted the brown structural beam to match the walls.  these pics are before the crown moulding was installed.

 the walls were all different textures.  now they're all the same.  that job took 2 weeks to finish!!

 my "reverse" farmer's tan!!!!!
 the ceiling was "popcorn" textured, but i don't think it had ever been painted because you could see bare drywall in some spots.   not anymore!!!  it took me about 4 hours to spray the whole ceiling!  this is a big room!!!!

 the ceiling is a beautiful clean white now!!!!  and we installed new lights.
 1st coat of "lyndhurst stone" - what a difference painting that ugly brown beam made!

ready for the crown moulding!!!    love it!!!

2.  as if this isn't enough work to do-------i started on my kitchen this weekend!!!!    now the kitchen's all torn apart, the dining room & living room are a mess with all the kitchen stuff in them.....................and i HATE messes!!!!!!    i've got the top cabinets all painted & one of the bottoms, the one next to the fridge.  tonight i'm going to put on the coat of poly.  i've got 5 doors sanded & painted and only about thirty seventy to go!!!!!  at least it feels that way!!!!  my kitchen didn't seem that big until i started sanding doors!!!!!!   in the process i decided to take down the wallpaper.  i like it.  it could have stayed.  but it was loose on some of the seams & there were lots of nail holes where different stuff was hung over the years.  i've had it up for about 10 years or so, so it's served it's purpose!  i'm going to plaster the walls & paint them.   i cut the paper so i could leave the cow border.  not sure if it's going to stay or go too.  we'll see when i start plastering.    i took a day of vacation yesterday to work on the kitchen.  it was in the 90's & i was wearing my swimming suit sanding doors in the virgin islands!  when i left the office today it was in the 70's & extremely windy!  i was COLD walking to my car - & i had a jacket on!!!!   what a difference!!!!!  i've been wearing my swimming suit every day practically since april!!!!  i wonder if those days are over for awhile now????????

here are some pictures of the mess kitchen mess!!!!

 i know i have pictures of the kitchen with the curtains up - remembered to take these after i had them down & one of the doors already off one of the cabinets.
 well, that settles it - the wallpaper's coming down!!!
 i'll tell you about the cow print shelf paper in another post!!!!

 just part of the mess!!

 i've lived in this house for almost 22 years!!!!  these poor cabinets sure look it too!!!!  i've lived here longer than i even lived in my parent's house!!!  (only lived there for 18 years)
 took the wallpaper down behind the fridge while i had it moved out to paint the side of the cabinets.

we had a bulletin board on the pantry door at one time & it messed up the finish on the door.  it was quicker & easier to wallpaper the door than to paint it.  i loved how the door just faded into the wall because of the wallpaper.  i've got an idea to remove the door & make a curtain instead, but i'm still mulling that over in my mind.  a nice shiny white painted door might not be too bad.............hmmmmmmmmmmmm............i'll have to keep thinking about this...............
well, i'd better get busy - it's already 8pm.  i just wanted to get something posted since i missed last week.     i also want to go to bed...........it's good bed snuggling weather!!!!!

ok - now i've got this song in my head................because of the 2nd butt call in 2 weeks!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

And to think I was going to ask you Sunday if you had been painting lately... :-)

No worries about any embarrassing pictures showing up in public... I value your friendship too much. :-)