After 8 years living with an indecisive base coat of pale pinkish peach, I’ve taken a brush-over with terra cotta tones, my ‘creative colors’ .
The look of ” Old Building ” I call it. It invokes in me a sense of warm nostalgia, and puts me in a good mood for being productive.
All morning I’ve been finishing up the painting while listening on loop to my new composition, ( and also the sound of Emma barking like a maniac outside , probably a fresh scent of mountain lion). Having a cheerful tea break now, finished with the paint, and posting about my soon-to-be overhauled Knitting Loft ! I’m very very excited !!!
Over the week-end, as I painted my Loft, Jeff was glueing the new floor I was mentioning the other day. It will take several weekends before the whole upstairs is floored, but I can show you my Knitting Loft after that, after all is in place and needles and yarns properly placed about. Good-bye subfloor , I’ll not miss the splinters in my bare feet!
And if you’re wondering how I do it :
1. Dab on paint (BenjaminMoore “AF225” I used half of a $5 sample pint !) thinned down with a little water.
2. Rub around with a dry rag , being very careful to use an edging tool !
( the white smear you see stained into the beam above, was when I plastered the walls over 8 years ago , not having used an edging tool )
Thats all ! The painted sections of the room evolved as I played around with it, some darker than others, and well, that’s the whole point, to emmulate nature’s weathering.
Sooooo beautiful. Moz and I must make a trip to check it all out soon. Miss you Jen!
Oh,and love this pic of Emma laying in all the balls of yarn. so precious.
Hi Debbie… I would LOVE it if you and Morrie could come up soon ! I apparently missed this month’s… was it at Susans? I didn’t see any group emails going around. Lets make a plan !
Can i come, too? Lovely, warm paintwork. I like it.
Oh, please *do* come ! I’m glad you like it, though my taste is for extreme rustic, I’ll take that as a real compliment coming from a lady with more distinctive classic taste ! 🙂
Ha! I am as rustic as they come!
Come to my house… we’ll have a competition 🙂