We don’t do things the easy way---ever. Most of you know us well enough that this statement needs no explanation, but for those of you who don’t, I will enlight you. The ceiling that will go up in our living room/dining room is maple---3” pieces of maple that were rough-cut, meaning that they had to be sanded. Matt spent his whole summer sanding each piece, and I have to say, they are beautiful after the sanding, and then of course, the coat of clear polyurethane that I am working on applying. We just bought a fully assembled shed from the Jamaica Cottage Shop, which I talked Matt into buying instead of the kit, luckily. It came unfinished, only needing a shiny new coat of paint. We chose a coppery-red and light gray in a thick outdoor latex. The unfortunate thing is that the wood was very rough and soaked up lots of paint and the board-and-batten pattern proved much harder to paint than we thought. Add into the mix a couple of windows and the trim, and nearly 40 hours later, we were finished. It is a beautiful little building, though.
And it snowed this week.....Happy Halloween!
Sun, November 2, 2008