I'm "employed" again.
Back to painting!
Note the steely concentration of the master painter at work! :)
(Yes I forgot the respirator for awhile)
It was harder than I thought to get back into the groove.
True confession: during the first day spent sanding trim primer coats,
I was grumpy and as bristly as a porcupine.
During our 3 week hiatus,
we've been enjoying dinners with friends, bridge games, movies, strolls around town etc.
Sunrises and sunsets on the porch have been showstoppers!
It hasn't been all play, there have been subcontractors doing work,
boxes to unpack,
windows to scrape and clean....
But I've avoided the basement as though there were a dragon down there.
When really there is just a little dust and some blotchy primer.
The first room in my sights is the study.
Ages ago, before the trim was hung,
I had painted what I thought was the first coat of paint on the walls
"Elephant Tusk," which I expected to be a muted khaki beige,
looked way too yellow in real life.
I'd hoped that after the crown molding was painted, it would look better.
But even after that it was sort of "nursery yellow."
The benefit of being my own painter is that I didn't pay anybody for my mistake.
Except for the horribly expensive waste
of a couple of gallons of Benjamin Moore paint,
I can shrug my shoulders and make it go away.
The first lines of a new color look so alarmingly out of place.
It's funny how you're swayed by the color contrasts.
It's a way better color for the study.
Sag Harbor Gray.
Which I'd never call "gray" in a million years.
No painting today.
It's been a nice break doing a blog post,
but it's back to my Monday cleaning day.
It's a gray drizzly day here and perfect for staying inside.
Tonight we're going to see if Joe's first attempt at DVR recording yesterday was a success.....
I'm awfully worried about poor Mr. Bates .....