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.
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.
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 . . .
Skim coating didn't happen in On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall.
"Mr. Ed" applied 1/4 inch sheet rock atop the textured walls.
He then taped and muddied the seams.
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.
Renewal. . .
is taking place in multiple ways On Crooked Creektt!
Project #1 has been completed!!!
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