Monday, April 27, 2015

Rainy Day Fun

To cap a week of cold and damp weather, Saturday (April 25) was a cloudy, rainy day. With no opportunity to enjoy working outdoors, we turned our attention to the garage. When the garage was built, Scott had drywall hung, taped, and mudded in anticipation of creating a first-class automotive facility. The fantasy was put on hold until we found the time and energy to devote to it. Finally, the day arrived to paint the interior and kick-off "Operation Awesome Garage."

The paint color, Sherwin Williams 6205 Comfort Gray, is another we had previously used in Grant Street's kitchen. Its lighter version (Sea Salt) is the color we selected for the house's exterior.
Scott spent a good deal of time coaxing the 5-gallon bucket of Super Paint back to life. The SW sticker indicated that the paint was purchased on November 12, 2012; the bucket has languished in the basement since then.
All of the cars plus the Ranger had to move outside for the day. We moved all the yet-to-be-installed cabinets and assorted piles of junk toward the center of the room.
We treated the garage like any other room:  carefully cutting in with a brush . . .
. . . followed by two coats, rolled on by the resident expert painter.
 After the south wall's first coat was complete, I took a photo break.
Of course, if one leaves the garage door open just a bit for ventilation, one can expect his little helper to join in the fun! Bibbers did not disappoint . . . and Leo and Wilson enjoyed time in the damp outdoors as well as inside the garage.
The soffit that houses the master bedroom's HVAC duct work was the trickiest thing to paint. Since I was a baby about straining my neck, Scott was sweet and took over. I should also note that he alone painted the entire ceiling way back when . . . right before the garage doors were installed.
On Sunday, we worked together to roll on the second coat, then Scott added switch plates and outlet covers. Next, we'll find time to hang the upper cabinets, install the lowers, find and install countertops and otherwise organize.  It's so nice to have the major task of painting complete!
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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