Drum roll please…I ordered the paint for the den! I choose Farrow & Ball’s Verte De Terre for the molding and James White for the walls. I haven’t decided on the ceiling. I might try to leave it as is; if it’s horrible I’ll probably paint it, Wimborne White.
We finished sanding the den, again. I felt like we were done sanding about a year ago but Greg seemed to think we could do a better job. I can’t remember if I ever wrote about it but I painstakingly cleaned every single detail in the molding with a heat gun last January. Ug, so I guess it’s done now? It’s never going to be perfect and I don’t mind the bumps and imperfections. Greg’s newest sanding tool: the molding star sander!
On Saturday night we fixed some gaps that occurred between the molding and the new ceiling. Greg basically used scrap wood we had and cut it into small wedges and stuck it in. Not really that interesting but if want you can check out the process on our facebook page. Once the molding gets painted hopefully it will just blend.
When I look back at photos of this room in progress I never in my life thought it would take this long. What started as Let’s just paint the walls turned into let’s strip all the wallpaper off, the paint off the molding, sand, remove the ceiling, replace the ceiling and sand some more. Holy moley it’s taken forever!
This is the kicker, I would say the room will be 70% done after the paint. We still need to strip (or whatever we are going to do) the floors and get a chimney liner (or thermocrete or whatever) and fix the mortar in the firebox of the fireplace. After all that maybe I can actually think about decorating. In another month or so the interior is going to take a back seat again. Our Spring/Summer project is to try to finish the exterior. It’s all a giant balancing act that gives me horrible acid reflux.
On Sunday it was in the low 60’s and we took a long walk around town and out to Fort Sewall—remember I mentioned this great spot in my post on Friday. Winter is waning and the ocean is a clear magical greenish blue. The fresh air was reviving and a reminder spring is around the corner.