|In Progress for Sure!|
As you can tell, things are somewhat in a state of disarray! Although I'd planned to spray yesterday I decided to start on the face frames on the north and west walls. There is a definite food theme going on with the paint choices, this is called Marshmallow. Saying you want "white" paint just doesn't work. We had initially chosen what we thought would work and matched the trim in the rest of the house but after putting it on one of the end cabinets it was very yellowish green. Thank goodness Diane has her artists color sense! We ended up taking a piece of the granite to Sherman Williams to work with and this is what she decided and it's good. We're using their ProClassic line of paint which is an acrylic rather than a straight latex. It dries very hard and has all of the characteristics of an oil base paint without the hassles. I'm doing two coats whether it's brushed on inside the house or sprayed on outside.
One of the things we like about this is that the grain of the Oak still telegraphs through. You can see that in this shot of the island:
|The Island with its Jewelry|
So that's where things are as of now. Really looking forward to some quieter shop time. There's the frame I carved in the workshop that is just begging to be water gilded with 23kt. gold and I'd also like to carve some type of panel for the kitchen. If you look at the first picture there is a half round, recessed design element above the microwave -- that's destined for a carving. It'll be up high enough where any mistakes won't be too evident. Trying to think of a good "kitchen theme" there, Diane's already told me that a big rooster is not in the plans!