Thursday, July 23, 2015

Basement Bath Painted

After it dries (and I get some sleep) I'm going to put on another coat. This feels great to get another project done. :) And for those who want to know, the color is Hubbard Squash from Sherwin Williams Arts & Crafts color palette.
I'm going to paint the window frame with the rust color, but I need to clean it up first. It's pretty filthy.

I've got so many projects in flight, it's hard to keep track of all of them. :D
I also did the first coat of stain on the sewing room door. I'll put on the second later today.

I still need to apply a second coat of stain on the fence, but we've had rain threatening this week so I haven't finished that yet.

We're probably going to hire the mason who repaired and repointed our brickwork back in 2010 to remodel the brick wall around our front porch. Jeff wants to remove the unsafe step that is just floating over 2' off the ground and extend the bricks to the house. Once that is finished, we'll install his charging station for his car.
Finding bricks that even sort of closely match is going to be a challenge though. I guess modern bricks are not this size or color. With any luck, we'll find some salvaged brick that will work and we'll be able to proceed on the job.


  1. Love the color in the bath.

    Do you ever sleep? I swear all we can get done lately is mowing because all it does is rain.

    Do you think that the step is original? It looks like the brick work is slightly different right next to the step.

    We plan on removing an unused chimney and saving the bricks for repairs to the other two chimneys. That will be a fall project, much too hot on the roof right now...LOL

    1. Thank you.

      Yes, I think the step is original. I believe this is where they used to load up the wagons. But the prior owner removed the steps and put in that window and did a TERRIBLE patch job to the bricks. We had a mason come out and do what he could to repair it. It looks MUCH better now than when we moved in.

      And, no, I'm not doing much sleeping lately. I've had problems with insomnia for a couple years now. I started painting last night at midnight. :)

  2. I love to paint late at night when it's quiet. The only problem is light. The older I get, the more light I need.

    1. Yeah, light was definitely a problem. That's why I decided to do the second coat during the day.