|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 01-02-2013 02:15 AM||1777 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
After 3 years of just having a room we just walked through on our way to another room. It’s back to being an official room and better than ever. I actually painted the room almost a year ago. and I was terrified of doing that – mainly because the ceilings are 10 feet high with a bonus feature.
That’s the skylight that goes all the way through the attic. That was another 8 feet befond the 10 foot ceiling at a slope. I ended up srewing a plastic paint bucket with a flat surface to the side wall of the skylight. I would haul a plastic 2 liter soda bottle full of paint up the ladder, unscrew the top then pour it in the bucket. I’d screw the top back on then back down the ladder. I could could stay up there for about 20 minutes before the heat would get to be too much and I came back down for air.
The ceiling itself was a little easier, I built a sturdy 4X4 scaffold with a shelf to attach the paint tray to and a post to attach a spot light to. After that it was fairly easy to paint it with a roller and a paint brush so I could get close to the beams. Before I dismantled the scaffold, I went ahead and cut in the wall paint next to the crown molding.
I have talked ad-naseum about my ordeal with the flooring. You already now about the 2 couches and the trim work is the same as the rest of the house.
The paintings are a collection my wife had accumulated over a period of 10 years. Some of them are making their debut.
I have more furniture to build, side tables, cocktail table, lamps, and shelves. I’m still toying with the idea of resurfacing the fireplace. It’s something I really want to do but I think I need to get on with the remainder of the house first. My son graduates in May and my wife said “HAVE THE HOUSE READY!” I said “Yes ma’am.”
-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.