11.08.2010

Painting Machine

I have spent A LOT of time the last week over at my dad and Wendy's painting their downstairs. I wrote about my first go round here, but in the last 6 days I've painted 3 more rooms. So here they all go!

First, (the one I wrote about), the Living Room

Before

After


2nd - the Dining Room

Before

And I LOVE the light Wendy bought for the room

After


(and that white plaster sculpture in the back on the table is from my first 3D concepts class at Mills!)

3rd - the Family Room (the room where we also ripped out a fire place)

Before


The TV will one day have a built in cabinet made for it to sit on top of and house all of its components. But becuase we're not there yet I didn't paint that wall because there's still work that needs to be done on it.

During

Man! that trim was annoying

After

(hello football watching brother)

And lastly - the Breakfast Nook

Before


This room was the most difficlut of all. There was A LOT of trim and because the room is open to the hall and kitchen there were many questions about where to end the paint


During

(like our modern light fixture? :) hehehehehe)

All those cut-ins took me 4 HOURS! I don't normally use so much tape and cut-in without it (except on the bottom), but because it was hitting up against newly installed granite, newly refinished cabinets, and curved corners that needed to be straight, I didn't want to take my chances.

After


My dad's still unsure about what to do with that arch going into the kitchen. He was thinking some artwork (like a small mural or mosaic or something) might look cool, and I'm right there with him. But it will be a challenge to find something that works within those dimensions and fits the space well.

Phew! So that's all the painting! It's been lots of work, but completely rewarding because in just over a week the downstairs went from WHITE and boring to colorful and exciting :) Wendy still has to pick out the kitchen color, but after that we can check off the first floor painting off the to do list!

2 comments:

Tamara said...

Awesome job. Hope you raked in the bucks you deserve :)

meryl rose said...

thanks momma! And yes, dad and Wendy paid me handsomly :)