Monday, February 2, 2015

2015's Project #1. . .

Renewal, my chosen word for 2015

One word,
yet it holds multiple meanings On Crooked Creektt in 2015

"Mr. Ed" and I have taken up the first project for 2015
right where we left off in August 2014 with the Entry Hall.

What began as a two day (at the most) contractual installation 
of inlaid ceramic tile was over a month long in duration.(here)


Before. . .
Then,
"Mr. Ed" was stricken with a stroke, 
two hospitalizations and surgery to the right carotid artery.
Closely followed with occupational and speech therapy.
We are still taking it one day at a time and one step at a time.


2014 Christmas Selfie!
So~o~o. . .
that being said, I'll show you the progress of Project #1!

Arriving On Crooked Creektt, nearly 13 years ago,
the Entry Hall was covered in h u g e green paisley wall paper.
Nauseating is the only term that truly describes its appearance.
NO! I have no photos of that paper!

When "Mr. Ed" and I scored and removed the wall paper,
it had not be properly applied and took huge 'chunks' 
of sheet rock off with the wall paper.



Having already viewed interior designers showing their applications
and processes for decorative home interior painting on HGTV,
I found a textured treatment that I felt confident "Mr. Ed" and I 
could apply to the damaged walls.

Simple enough.
One person applies the texture, with a roller, to the sheet rock
while the next person wets a piece of plastic wrap 
and slightly taps down the bumpy texture to give a smooth effect.



"Mr. Ed" rolled on the texture and I began the tapping process.

Problem. . .
I hadn't communicated clearly to "Mr. Ed" 
what and why I was tapping down his textural application
and while on a short break to obtain more plastic wrap and water. . .
he went back over the area bringing the bumps back.

Arrgh!
I decided rather than to cause a scene, 
I'd just give in, let him continue alone and in the near future we'd 
skim coat the walls to the proper texture I had originally planned.

Fast forward . . . 
ah~h~h!

Skim coating didn't happen in On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall.

Instead, 
"Mr. Ed" applied 1/4 inch sheet rock atop the textured walls.






He then taped and muddied the seams.









Next,
two coats of Sherwin~Williams Sandbar SW7547 paint 
was applied over the newly installed sheet rock.






"Mr. Ed's" smile of satisfaction is mimicked by the elation I have 
at viewing the smoothness of these walls with the addition of a lighter Entry Hall!

Gone are the popcorn yellow textured walls 
of On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall! 

Thanks to the amazing skill of "Mr. Ed",
we now have a lighter, brighter Entry Hall to welcome our family and friends.


After!










Renewal. . .
is taking place in multiple ways On Crooked Creektt!

Project #1 has been completed!!!


Ah~h~h!


Until next time. . .


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6 comments:

Rita C. said...

Pat, it looks great and I KNOW you're lovin' the new look. Now you won't want to put holes in the wall, I bet, right?
Mr. Ed is lookin' good, too, and I love your Christmas selfie. Have a great week.
Rita

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What a great job you both did on this new project. I can imagine how awful that walpaper must have been and now it is a whole new space! I love everything you did. Tell Mr. ed bravo!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

thanks for the informative post on how to do and not do wall transformations :-) That textured wall sure was something!

podso said...

IT looks lovely and that's a wonderful mirror!

Marigene said...

Your entryway is beautiful, Pat. Love the candlesticks.
Have a great week.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! What a job but it looks wonderful and your decorations are too! So glad to hear your hubby is doing well. He's a talented guy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)