Thursday, January 3, 2013

Inching Along

I'm in the process of painting the faux tile effect on my 1st floor hallway floor, and oy vey, is it ever going to take awhile.

Here's where I started at around 1:30 this afternoon.  (Please absolve me for the rotation fail.  I tried, I really did, but the codes in my camera have a mind of their own.)



Here's where I've gotten to now, at a little before 8:00:



True, I took a break of 45 minutes or so to help my friend Hannah* figure out something on her new laptop and to eat the Wendy's chili she brought over, but still.  The only reason I'm up at my computer is because I've faced the fact that I'm going to have to spend the night on the couch again and I figured I'd better go fetch the electric blanket and my pillow before I cut myself off from the stairs.

One "benefit" of my being so short on cash these days is that it's breaking me of my old habit of going out and just buying new materials and tools without checking to see if I have what I need already on hand.  Initially I wasn't sure I had the mini paint rollers I wanted to use to get the right texture on the fake "tile."  Looked a little harder and there they were in my workshop, on the shelf in the stack of mini roller trays-- right where they belonged.

Well, better get back downstairs before the rollers dry out.  But here, just for fun, here's today's progress.  Please consider all apologies for rotation issues duly made.













I think the final result will be worth it . . . even though it'll need a second coat (groan!).

4 comments:

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

It looks great! Though, I do not envy you the work.

Kate H. said...

Thanks. It's definitely a slog. I just took the last opportunity to tiptoe upstairs and grab the bottle of ibuprophen. I've got a nasty crick in my neck!

dynochick (Jan) said...

Oy!!! You are very talented AND patience.

Donna said...

The work you are doing will be worth it. It looks great!