Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Busy without a lot to show for it.

Last week was very busy, without a lot of progress to show for that work. We have all the beams in the den framed and installed crown molding. It took two days to caulk and sand to get ready for priming. Finally this weekend we can put the first coat of paint on the wall and ceiling. The ceiling is Harbor Fog from Benjamin Moore and the walls/trim are Decorator’s white. Fingers crossed it turns out to match the
idea in my head.

The couch has arrived and is everything I thought it would be. Currently it is chilling in the garage wrapped in a double layer of plastic. The goal is to have it in the house by Sunday, but I am not sure if that will really happen.

I am also picking up a new poster from the framer for the den tomorrow night. I purchased the 2007 Hampton Classic poster featuring a photograph by Steven Kline. I cut the copy off the poster to leave just the image. Nick thinks it is odd, but somehow trusts me.

Final project is painting my bamboo mirror yellow, or Bumble Bee Yellow to be exact. I think I am going to hang it in the den between the two windows, but I am not rushing decorating decisions until I have the walls painted and the couch in the room to see what works.
Hopefully I will be able to upload more often. Lately every time I upload photos, I crash my computer. I think I have it fixed now.


Dianne said...

Why did you trim the beams out? Most I have seen have no trim. It seems like a lot of work!

IzzyLu said...

The original beams were not as level as we originally thought, so we had larger gaps at the top than we expected. Plus we got an air nail gun which made it go so fast for installing it is just the caulking/painting that will be the pain now. It has change the look from being beams to a coffered ceiling. We will see – Sunday is the estimated completion date.

drey said...

hi hi, i love that yellow mirror :) like the sister of mybamboo mirror recently painted in YELLOW too!!!