Monday, April 25, 2011

The Garage is almost finished.

Did I ever show you the garage doors with the hardware on them?

And if you look inside, you'll see the lights are all hung.

The trim is finished around the windows...

and doors.

This light is on a motion detector so when we walk in, it'll automatically come on.

It's an old light that Dave fixed up.

More window pics.

I finished touching up the trim and painted over the nails that he hung the trim with. It gives it a finished look.

Whoops looks like I missed a spot.

Or is it???????

YUP! It is!!! I'm telling you I painted around it....but if it would have jumped on me, I would have been in a body cast about right now because I was standing on the top board of the scaffolding!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trim and hauling

The only thing we've been doing lately is hauling stuff to the new house from the old house. It'll take me a long time to get it all moved.....and putting up trim in the garage.

Whoops sorry about the sideways pic!

And that's all folks....


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Paint colors - AAAUUUGGGHHHH

Sherwin Williams is having a paint sale, 40% off, and today is the last day. And quite honestly, I don't know even know if I'm going to go, I'm so confused. I'm tired of thinking about it. Totally, completely, exhaustedly (is that a word?) tired of thinking about paint and color. I used to love green for house colors. All shades of green. Now I like blue and I am VERY tired of green, especially hunter green. This is the color on my front porch right now, where we live, and I like it a lot. And here is a paint chip that is close to that color. Topsail...tradewind...rain... And here's another paint chip close to that color...glimmer....tidewater...watery They have blue and green and gray tints, depending on where you are. Right now, in my dining room, they look more green and gray than blue. But holding them up in my sun porch (above) they look blue. My friend and I went to the house on Friday and picked out some colors for the basement. Which was not the color I picked out at home. I picked a little bit darker in the basement, because, well it just looked better, at that time in the basement. It's called drizzle. At home, in my dining room, I like the colors above it, but in the basement I liked drizzle (do not like the name of it though, as drizzle is not my favorite kind of weather) She has her thumb on the color. And in the basement at our house it looks good. Drizzle and pure white, and I just hope I like it when it's done. Because at home, right now in my dining room, I like Topsail, Tradewind, and Rain...AAUUGGHHHH

And here's the other thing.... When we first designed our house, the areas that have porches were supposed to be T-1-11 and we were going to paint them. See this post and you'll get a better idea of what I'm talking about. So anyway, without consulting me Dave decided to go ahead and side the porches on the East end of the house. The ones with the balcony. He explained his reasoning and it made sense at the time. So the big decision now is do we go ahead as planned in the beginning, and put up t-1-11 on the porch on the west end in front of the kitchen. OR do we just side it too.

My friend and I held up paint strips on the porch too.

Again, the color I picked out at home was not the color I went with when I was at the house. It just makes such a difference when you are in the actual place that the paint is going to be used, and it's hard to tell by holding up a tiny little strip of paper with six different colors on it. That had to be a man's idea...the color strip. Women would have made little paint pods with the actual paint in them that you could really paint a bit and see what it would look like.

That's the pile of T-1-11 waiting to be installed. It can be returned!

So I woke up at 4:00 a.m. on Friday morning and started talking about paint to Dave. He was trying to sleep and asked me to be quiet. I had several questions and rattled them off anyway, but the main one was...can you paint Tyvek?

I went to the store and bought those little quart cans of paint, which are also on sale by the way. And yes, you can paint Tyvek.

I did.

This is what it would look like with siding....and possibly shutters someday.

and this is what it would look like painted.

Greenish color - but not hunter green. It's called Quietude and the shutter color is called Underseas.

And here's the thing....Dave likes the shutter color better than the porch color....and I figure in a few years we'll get tired of I'm thinking for right now....we'll just side it. I know...I'm losing it. We wanted a house with less maintenance, and by siding it, it'll be less maintenance.

I'm exhaustedly tired of thinking about paint.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Storage room done! Garage painted! WOOHOO!

I've been so busy painting and packing I haven't had time to update the here goes.

The storage/wood shop room is done. Remember the skinny trim that was going to go in the garage? it is, in the storage room. Dave has changed his mind about the garage trim as much as I do with paint colors. I buy all of my paint at Sherwin Williams (SW)I've had experiences with cheaper paint and I always go back to SW. I can get good quality paint, and cover the room once, or buy cheaper paint, and paint it twice. It's happened to me before, so I'm pretty committed to good paint. So, when I try to decide on a color, I don't want to change it because one gallon is $43.00. And OSB takes twice as much paint because it soaks in. I think I used three gallons in the storage room. The good news is SW is having a sale this weekend on paint...40% off. So, I'm making some decisions on color for quite a few areas in the basement.

But back to the storage's done....

Dave went ahead and put the trim up. The reason the outlets are this high off the floor is because that is wood shop table height.

And there is no ceiling up because this room is right below the kitchen upstairs. We have a lot of plumbing to do for the kitchen that will come in below the ceiling.

He put an electric baseboard heater in this room, just in case we need it for storage items, and in case he needs it for working in here later on.

We will have gas heat. And someday we'd like to put in one of those outdoor wood burner furnaces. But in the basement we are just putting in electric baseboard heat. We are doing that because there are many rooms that will not need to be heated unless we happen to be in them for some reason. And we don't want to heat the entire basement when we aren't in it.

Now to the garage. Last weekend Dave hung a couple of light fixtures. He got a skid of these fixtures at a school auction a few years ago and rewired them. They were originally gymnasium lighting. He's putting them in the garage.

He put a couple of them up on the painted side of the garage just to see what they look like.

And last weekend I trimmed all of the walls in the garage, so this week when I went to paint the ceiling, and Pa came to push me around on the scaffolding, he could roll the walls.

Lots of trimming.

And everything went as planned.

I painted the ceiling, while Pa painted the walls and pushed me around.

No more heart...

But not to worry...I left Dave a little message above the garage doors.

It's on a piece of wood trim above the garage doors under a rod that is part of the door opener attachment.

We got it done. It took six days of painting and two days of trimming.

Here's how happy I am! Take your right arm and hold it above your look up....and hold that position for three to four hours. Take a day off to give your muscles a break, then get back in that position, after you climb up the scaffolding of course! I'm HAPPY it's done!!!

Look how pretty.

Every artist signs their work right?

Of course it'll be covered up with trim, but we still leave a lot of notes.

Wonder what he's thinking about? Sad that he's done painting...what could he write on this window sill.....

wishin' he were fishin'!!!!!

I'll tell you what I'm thinking. WOOHOO this garage is painted!!!

Margarita time!!!!

Cindy Bee