Monday, January 22, 2007
One Fresh Lounge Room
I have included before and after shots of the external doors and one corner of the lounge, which also has wooden French doors leading to the kitchen/dining and large windows on another wall.
Maggie seemed to delight in being with me for the whole sanding/filling/painting process. She followed me every step of the way - usually only a few centimeters away. I am used to this and fully expect that at the end of a paint job she will be wearing some of the paint.
As I move around Maggie is usually on my right, often licking me as I have both hands tied up or simply sleeping under the ladder. I know some people would find this annoying - I love it! I love that she wants to be there. When I went for a quick coffee with friends on Friday, Maggie came in the car with me - and sat on my left. It was then that I noticed the huge globs of polly filler hanging off her head. I had no idea I had dropped them (at least 24 hours previously), let alone that they had landed on her! What a good girl she was to stand very still while I slid a razor blade underneath to remove them from her hair!
Phantom had his own strange take on this painting process. This is the door leading into the lounge, from the kitchen, about three feet to the left is "his chair". And yet, time and again during this week I would pass through the area at night, and find my lovely boy asleep on the towel provided for wiping 'painty' feet and paws. Surely those electrical cords were uncomfortable?
And so tonight the room reeks of paint, but all my furniture and treasures are back in the room. I could polish the floorboards and one day I will paint the outer brick work on the old fire place. But for now it is done. The fire does not draw well and I have decided it is not worth the mess - I will try a winter without it and probably not use wood heating in there any more. All in all I am well pleased with this breaks work. Anymore painting I do this holiday will be at my art room desk and with a much smaller brush.