Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wall delayed

Well the way is delayed a little. We all had a bout with a stomach bug that seems to want to stay with me, so between that and all of the Christmas preparations I decided I am not going to even try to put the "brick" up until after Christmas. Hopefully I will be feeling better and start on it sometime next week.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The wall.....continues

After we finished painting both houses in 2009, I made the comment "If I saying anything
about changing colors or repainting, smack me!" And one along the lines of "I never want to
hold another paint brush or roller".  Well, it only took 3 1/2 years.
Painting this small area was a "piece of cake" compared to all of the painting in both houses.
If I remember correctly, we went through well over 150 gallons of primer & paint between the two!
That painting was easy because both houses were empty at the time and no floor coverings to worry
about! So this time I taped the plastic drop cloth to the floor! I did have one little "accident".
I dripped two spots on the vent pipe of the stove. I wiped it off as soon as it happened, but still there is residue in both places. Oh well, guess I will have to get some heat proof paint and touch it up.
close up of "mortar" color. need to work on edge shape


a little easier to see color difference without extra light
Now it is time for the "brick"! I am still I paint the "brick" before putting them on the wall or paint them after?? Since they are wallpaper, I am afraid if I paint them before and then dip in water to activate the paste on the back that will affect the paint on the front. I guess I could just moisten the back with a sponge and not get the front wet.
Or I could just roll paint on all of them when they are up on the wall, then go back and refresh the grout color between them.
Suggestions are welcome!!!