Let it Rain!

Yesterday, I posted a couple painting videos on Instagram. To watch, click the feed on the right.

Instagram videos can be up to one minute.

On Tuesday, John spent the day cutting in both rooms.

There are so many gray hues to choose from at Sherwin Williams.

When John brushed on the first stroke of color in the room filled with natural light, I was instantly happy.

I asked John if I could help with cutting in the bonus room. He said, “Let me do it and you can help later with the other rooms.”


Concentrating with a very steady brush…

John said, “You can tell this is quality paint; it goes on like Teflon.”

Back in the mudroom where I cracked a joke.

The mudroom faces north so the paint appears a smidge darker.

We decided to paint the beam gray and the underside white.

The wall on the right leading upstairs will be painted bright white along with the door and windowsills.

After finishing cutting in both rooms, the last step before rolling the walls is to run a spackle knife over the primed sections. This takes off any specs making a totally smooth surface before applying the finish coat.

NEXT: Rolling the walls!


Update on Mudroom + Video

John finished priming the walls and ceiling in the mudroom a couple of weeks ago but before rolling the walls with the finish coat, he’s doing a little bit of touch up work (little things that only we would notice).

We’re getting excited to see the walls rolled with the color we chose. I’ll tell you about it on Monday!

To see a video of the primed mudroom I posted on Instagram, take a look at the feed on the right side of the blog or click here.

Also, since John finished installing the drywall on the remaining wall where the new door was installed, it also needed to be primed.

Applying primer…

Now that I’m back on Instagram I’ll be posting more videos of all the room makeover projects that we have lined up. And I have some other things planned for the autumn including a new blog design.


Mudroom Progress

Work has continued on the mudroom. It’s prepped and ready for painting.

John used a sample drywall board to make sure it will be flush with the door jamb when installed.

After the walls are painted, the tile floor will be next and installing the new back door.

Starting at the floor and working up…

John cut a U-shape in the Sheetrock board to insert around the beam.

He’s holding the beveled edge in his hands…

He had to cut a little more for a perfect fit…

Voila! The wall is installed (bevel edge to bevel edge).

Time to apply the mud…

To speed up the drying process, John uses box fans.

This is the first coat of mud…

He sands before applying a second coat.

The walls will be painted grey, the deep windowsills white and the beam will be a contrasting color.