Got off to a great start this morning. I needed to paint the new drywall in the third floor bath (still under construction) before I went off to work on my latest painting. I got up early, stared to prime the walls and noticed a small piece of carpet on the floor. I thought it was odd, but dismissed it. Moved my ladder and with a full gallon of paint in one hand and my brush in the other, proceeded to climb. Of course the carpet was there to cover a hole in the floor where the toilet is going….the ladder went into the hole, I jumped back into the tools laying on the floor and the rest you can just imagine. I only spilled ¼ of a gallon of paint and no injury just more spatters on my hot pink sweat pants (sigh).
Well the walls are primed so I’m off to work on my roosters. Here is where I left off:
Today is the day! At 7:30 this morning a truckload of Amish workers arrived and all you can hear is clattering up on the roof. Today is the day we replace the original tin that has been held in place by bucket loads of roof paint over the years.
Tuscan Villa Gets a new roof
The boards underneath are in surprisingly good condition!
The old tin will be recycled
Old tin from roof
We took a few days off after the house tour to recover. I haven’t cleaned that much in… I don’t’ know…ever. It was nice to have a really clean house, for three years we’ve been living with plaster dust. No sooner do I clean it up when there is another project and it reappears. I digress however. Phase 2 of the ceiling is up!
Now how is this going to fit up there?
Overall view of ceiling
We have been working like crazy to get more projects completed on the house in time for the bicentennial tour this coming Sunday. Not everything will be finished but hopefully people will enjoy seeing the work in progress.
Here is the next phase of the ceiling installation.
The rest of the rope lighting will go in tomorrow, and much more trim. I’m still painting panels!
Here are some details of the grotessca decoration.
Since we first started renovating this house 3 years ago I have been wanting to work on the grand entryway. Finally we have all the plumbing and electrical lines in place and I have the first part of the ceiling painted.
I put down a warm background color down first
Next I put in the dark tones and worked out the composition.
Finished up the clouds
Added some birds
Eric attached the panel to the ceiling this morning.
I’ll post more pictures as we progress, for now I’m off to paint some molding….