Our FourSquare

Our FourSquare

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Paint, stain, scrape, paint, caulk....

Let's talk about the paint.  We have chosen beige - what a fabulous color!  It turns grey, brown, tan. Love it!  Trying to decide on the type of paint - eggshell or satin.  It's for the bathroom.  I tend to be a lover of flat paint because it doesn't show issues.  The sample we purchased - that I had to mix myself because the woman in the Big Blue L store was apparently unable / unwilling to mix it.  So I shook that little container of paint from Monett to Aurora.  Finally the bottom of the container was the paint color instead of white.  I know I could have waited until we got home - but where's the fun in that? The samples are only sold in satin and I kinda liked the look of it.  I didn't take pictures of it yet, sorry.  What I've read says to use satin in the bathroom because it cleans up better, is more scrubbable.

It's called
Lyndhurst Gallery Beige
Valspar  It really doesn't seem that dark in reality.

We will be putting wainscot up and it will be a shade of cream/white.  It looks like it matches the tile - so hopefully that's the outcome. 

I can't wait until we can get this room finished!!  It's so close - bet yet the list is sooooooooo long.

Snow Day!!! Sans snow....so far any way.

An update of progress.

We are still working on the main floor bathroom.  The tile is finished, grout finished, dry wall finished - all but last sanding, sink plumbed- installed - removed for final staining of mirror frame, over-toilet-cabinet installed (needs to be scraped and repainted), bathroom cabinet partially completed, paint color chosen.

Several weeks ago I went through and made a list of everything that needs completed on the main floor with the exception of the kitchen - 3 pages long - rather overwhelming.  Oh well.  I guess I wished I'd stayed in the dark and kept thinking oh we just have a few more things to do. Eh - what's done is done....and what isn't - isn't.

We do probably have a better attack plan at this point and way to stay more on track. That's a plus!

Here's my take on drywall.  Hanging it - great workout - especially for muscles you're not currently introduced to.  You also learn to use your head as a arm/hand appendage.  Great stuff.

First round of mud and tape - hate it!!!  Probably due to wanting it to look perfect instead of changing my mindset to - umm - put it on - you're going to sand it off and then it will look fine! 

Second round of mud - ok - I like this stage - rather artistic - you can see what it's going to be.

Third coat - walk away - don't touch it, quit messing with it.

Then it became rather addictive and I started mudding things that didn't need mudded because it made it look like PLASTER!!!!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh - it's beautiful!!!!

Can't wait to get back to it so we can do the final sanding and paint.