No joke, that’s one lo-o-o-ng hall. Cutting in around 7 doors, the ceiling and baseboards–well, seemed never-ending! Ditto for caulking and puttying all the applied millwork. My poor fingers are raw and every muscle aches, so much so, I found I had no dexterity left to even just type this post last night.
I had a radio for company while I painted, but I amused myself with “should I keep this door, or take a chance and trade for what’s behind door #3…? There were a lot of doors, okay? I was tired.
I used the 6 panel doors as a guide to plot out the heights for the chair rail and bottom rail of the picture frame molding. It keeps an orderly line in the midst of the busy doors, and breaks up the many vertical lines. Painting the walls and millwork as one entity lends a sense of texture.
I’ve been working on this while Joann is in warm and sunny Mexico.
I can’t wait to hear her reaction–as she left me with total creative license and has no idea what has been done– Surprise! I bought a lot of new frames, mats–even fillets–to re-frame family photos to change the into a gallery.
Here are a few shots staged with pictures…..think she’ll like it?