I've been feeling like painting. Without my office, I usually stop before I even really get going because of the pup demanding attention, baseball games on t.v., etc.
But Sunday I was left with some time to myself and a very tuckered Bodie. (We had played tons and tons of ball earlier.) I started thinking about adolescent gulls. They look a lot different than their adult counterparts -- gray and slightly drab when compared to their bright white destiny. "Dreams of Gulls" was born. It's a pretty simple piece, white and silver and gray with undertones of black. Texture was created with a couple of extra screws that were laying around. It turned out pretty well, understated but shimmery. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. My Charles saw it and asked, "Is that going in your office?" Though it could have been an innocent question due to the fact that my office is also gray, I also took it to mean it really wasn't up his alley.
Texture -- because it was less than a wall that needed new texture, we chose this spray variety. It worked pretty well, though if that's low odor, I don't even want to think about the regular version. Also, it didn't cover 110 square feet. We need to buy another can so I can finish texturing, but it was a good option. We didn't need to rent equipment. The nozzle was easy to use and it sprayed easily. I used the sheetrock mud knife to knock down the peaks, and it looks like the rest of the walls, so hopefully no one will know the difference.
While I was at it, I also pulled down the little girl shelf that had been hanging out in a corner of the office. The can of spray texture is hanging out on it in the picture. It had been installed with galvanized screws. Seriously, wtf were these people thinking? It was a bitch to remove, and I ended up damaging the existing drywall a bit. I patched it up right away, and that part of the wall will be hidden behind the built-in bookcase I'm putting there, so the sacrifice of dented drywall was worth getting rid of the tiny, girly shelf.
Next up: My Charles and I attended the Auburn Wine & Food Festival after work on Saturday and tried TEN wineries' creations.
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