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Published on April 2 2007

"Spackle"
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Published on March 20 2007

Well, it's sorta fini, lol. There are a couple more pics on the Flickr site, too. What do y'all think of some art tile to cover those yucky black bricks on the hearth? I've been trying to figure out how to get them clean again, but my mother suggested I hire someone to put down new tile. Heck with that-- *I* can do tile!! finished.JPG Next project is trying to figure out how I'll come up with enough $$ for the gas fire--I'm not going to be able to look at that big blank spot in the middle there for very long. And of course the floor is the next upcoming home improvement project. I already have my floor sander picked out. Look out, Tim Taylor!! :-)) I am soooooo boring, lol. Isn't it great to be boring again?

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Published on March 19 2007

Well, at least it's partly done. I'm sure there is plenty more agonizing in my future. This is after the first coat; it looks to me like it will definitely need a second coat. I love it. There is color in the house!! this-is-it.JPG Yes, to answer your question, that blue stuff is tape and it will come off tomorrow after coat #2.

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Published on March 19 2007

....my ceiling was not this shade of brown when I started painting this morning. Of course, now that I'm old and (getting) farsighted, maybe I just didn't notice. Ten-foot ceilings *are* kinda far away, right?? Yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-| white-again.JPG

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Published on March 16 2007

Anybody out there think that maybe I'm obsessing about this just a *teensy* bit too much?
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Ok, left to right: I ragged the dark rust over yesterdays' gawdawful orange. I liked it, but not enough to do the whole wall that way. Next up is the deep rust color, which goes by the name of "Autumn Sunset". I'm tempted to use it just so I can point out the name to anybody who asks. Two points for anybody who catches the reference to this movie, hehehehe. Next is another tan which is too pink. Why can't I find a nice tan??? Another strip of Rust, so that I can compare it to my second favorite, "Copper Brown". I like it, but it might be too brown. I also tried one side of the 'place with a dark forest green. It's very pretty, but....I don't think I could live very long with three walls worth of dark green. I'm going to look at it a few more days and think about it lol. Yes, I am being my usual decisive self here. Besides, I have a ceiling to do first anyway, if a certain almost-ex brings back my ladder and my PowerPainter, dammit.I bet this wall looks completely goofy from outside the window on the sidewalk. Even if it does, the curtains are staying open. Maybe somebody out there will take pity on me and pick out some colors. Another shot of copper, yucky tan, and dark rust without the flash flare.
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Comments? Bright ideas? Bueller? Bueller?P.S. It's *fun* to paint when the Dave Matthews Band is blasting. Good thing I don't have to try to stay in the lines!

 

"Its crazy Im thinking, just knowing that the world is round. Im here Im dancing on the ground. Am I right side up or upside down? Is this real, oh lord, or am I dreaming?"

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Published on March 15 2007

More like Blaze Orange and Pinkish-Gray, if you ask me.....
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I hate 'em BOTH. Back to the paint chips. I wanted deep rust and a tan. Instead I get something that looks like a fake-tan-from-a-bottle and a color that looks like my locker at work. Yuck. This is way harder than it looks. And I'm still lovin' it.

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Published on March 6 2007

dr2.JPGNobody is going to recognize this place by the time I get done. :-D dr1.JPG Yes, yes, I know. There is painting to be done here!!

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Published on March 4 2007

...just in time for class beginning tomorrow morning!! (I'm itching to get back at it.) Listen to me, lol..... "office". 8-| How highfalutin' do I sound? How about "original 1920's parlor formerly used as a heavily curtained bedroom now returned to its original sunlit glory and quickly filling with computer and various other electronic equipment removed from the living room." Okay. "Office".
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Next is trying to move in an approximately three ton file cabinet and trying to figure out what to do with those dumb little speakers all over the desktop. At least the big one can hide behind the desk.

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Published on February 28 2007

16 to 18 INCHES OF SNOW???? Think I'll stay home and paint my fireplace. With the curtains closed.
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Published on February 20 2007

The western half of the living room is coming right along, isn't it? :-D
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