In case you missed the previous entries:
Welcome back! If you’ve stuck with me through this whole workshop project, you are indeed a faithful friend!
When last I left you, the outside of my new workshop was basically finished, with the exception of the paint (waiting until cooler weather) and some more concrete (waiting until the end of the month).
So what’s left…
…oh, yeah…the INSIDE!
Yes, those 9-foot walls…
…and that 13 1/2'-foot ceiling (whose idea was that, anyway?)
Let’s just say I learned a lot in the process. If you look closely at the north wall of the shop (where I started), you’ll see…
….oh, forget it. Just don’t look!
Had to rent a scaffold to reach that ceiling. Doesn’t it look like that shop vac is enjoying moving up in the world??
Love how it looks like I’m wearing a long white glove here. Very elegant!
We decided to texture the ceiling rather than try to make it look smooth. I had NO IDEA how much mud that would take!
First you slop it on a palette… (I understand that some professionals can make things like roses and butterflies. No, I didn’t even try!)
…then you squash it on the ceiling.
Again, I understand that professionals can actually make a repeating pattern with the mud. Ours has a pattern, really! We call it… “chaos.”
There came a point at which I decided I was DONE with the whole mudding/sanding routine.
After all, I told myself, “IT’S A SHOP!”
And myself answered, “Well, then paint it and be done with it!”
So I did ;-)
…but I still ended up with paint in my hair. And eyes (ouch!). And everywhere else!
But oh, look how much nicer it is even with just primer!
OK, OK, I’ll skip to the end! There’s nothing too exciting about watching paint dry!
Here it is all painted. Yep, the ceiling is BLUE! I’ve seen pictures of blue porch ceilings and loved them. Well, I don’t have a porch, so I had to make-do with the shop!
It’s a little quirky, but it makes me smile.
And see, I trimmed the window, too!
More to come…but we’re getting close!