Tuesday, September 22, 2009
17 South Alpine St.
I've spent the past week painting at Becky and Scott's house. The 1980s Cape Cod-style house has two large dormered bedrooms (and a 3/4 bath) on the second level. The previous owners used this room as a kid's bedroom and it was painted in a bright "Green Eggs & Ham" green!
Apparently the little darlings had free-reign of the space and opted to decorated in a "poster motif" popular with adolescents. (That reminds me... Whatever happened to my Farrar Faucett poster?) There were hundreds of thumb tack holes, dozens of transparent tape corners and a small-ball's-worth of white Sticky-Tak® on all four walls!
On the slanted ceiling near the dormer, several names were scratched deep into the plaster, and opening the raised-panel stained pine door to the large closet revealed a baseball-sized hole in the sheetrock and some hieroglyphics created in a dark lead pencil.
The room was in need of a 'top to bottom', cosmetic makeover!
A pint of 'applies-pink-but-turns-white-when-dry' spackle; three rolls of 1" Scotch brand painters trim tape (in blue); five gallons of Glidden eggshell finish interior latex paint (White and #563 Haystack Yellow) and 50 hours later... the room was ready for the 'big reveal!'
This picture doesn't do the project justice.
(Click on the image above, take a deep whiff and think... "Ahhh. That clean new paint smell!)
Posted by Jeff at 11:29 PM