Friday, October 3, 2008

Painting Ceilings, Painting Floors

After numerous trips to the dump and the purchase of a very large bucket of paint, we're starting to make some progress over at the new apartment.

The hallway that runs through the middle of it was a dark depressing thing, indeed.  There are no windows and the carpet was way too dark for the space.  Ugh!

I think he was trying to chew his way to freedom...

But since the puppy ate part of it (I hope he's OK.  I really don't think puppies should be eating carpets...) we had the perfect excuse to tear it up.  And we found....

Not exactly pretty, is it?

Is that PLYWOOD??!??

Out came the high-adhesion primer.  I painted everything white today.  It sort of has the feel of an art gallery.  OK, a really tiny art gallery, but still.  It's what I'm going to work with.

Geez I hope it's not that shiny when it dries....

The paint was still wet when I took this picture.  And, holy crap, do we need baseboards!  But at least you can see that progress is being made...

7 comments:

Tara said...

Barb

Love watching your work updates! Thank you so much for your concern during this time, you're a sweetie adn I appreciate everything! Tara

margaret atkinson said...

oh! a tiny art gallery! that's great, Barb! you guys are miracle workers when it comes to renovations. :)

kimmomofeight said...

I see a bright, colourful rag rug in the middle of that floor...maybe?

Grace said...

Painting the entire area white is a great transformation! It almost is like giving you a new blank canvas to create decor art :)

Barb McMahon said...

Thanks for the comments! I like the rag rug idea. Of course, being the clumsy sort...

Blank canvas - nice thought, Grace! We'll have to see what I can make of it...

Barb McMahon said...

...and thank you, Margaret! I had trouble getting your comment published.

....know where I can get some tiny paintings for my tiny gallery? Of birds, perhaps?

Margaret said...

of course! i'll look around...haha! and for you, anything!!!