Louise will paint the interior of the house, saving us thousands of dollars.
Louise applied a coat of primer to the mechanical room walls and ceiling. We're starting with the mechanical room to avoid working around the HVAC unit while painting the walls and installing baseboard.
Today Louise applied a coat of ceiling paint in the mechanical room.
Louise applied finish paint to the mechanical room walls and ceiling.
In preparation for painting, we need to clean up the mess left by the drywallers. There is a heavy layer of white dust on the walls and ceiling that must be removed. Here Louise vacuums the ceiling in the hobby room. Mike will vacuum the walls and ceilings in all other rooms.
Louise primed the shop closet and basement bath, then started on the hobby room.
Louise finished priming the hobby room.
Mike vacuumed the walls and ceilings in the kitchen, both main floor bathrooms, and 10 main floor closets.
Louise and daughter Miranda primed the kitchen and both main floor bathrooms. Here is a shot of the kitchen. The areas inside the blue masking tape will be covered with thin laminate instead of paint.
Mike finished vacuuming the walls and ceilings in main floor rooms, completing:
Miranda primed the walls in main floor bedroom #1. This room has high walls, and Miranda managed to paint them using an extension pole on the paint roller.
Louise applied a finish coat to the ceilings in the kitchen and two bathrooms.
Louise and Miranda primed the library walls, and Louise primed the living room walls.
Miranda and Michelle primed the master bedroom walls, and Louise finish-painted most of the kitchen walls.
We installed laminate to areas of the kitchen walls between the cabinets and the counter below. We chose laminate to reduce maintenance: Splatters wash off easily – important above a kitchen counter – and these areas below cabinets will never need repainting.
There are four panels, and we cut, fit, and installed them all – a two-person job that consumed nearly 9 hours. Click here to see this part of the kitchen before the laminate was applied.
Miranda and Michelle finish-painted main floor bedroom #1. Tomorrow Miranda expects to paint the accent wall in this, her room.
Here's Miranda on a ladder painting the high wall (the ceiling is 10' up at this point), followed closely by Michelle painting the wall below.
Our friend Jan finish-painted the library walls. This photo shows the accent wall Miranda painted in her bedroom.
Louise and Miranda painted the walls in the master bedroom and in main floor bedroom #2, Mike's office.
Louise performed various touch-up painting and housecleaning over the past two days. Today she primed the main floor hallway walls and ceiling.
Louise primed all the main floor closets and the hallway.
Louise painted the main floor and master bedroom hallways, plus the accent wall in the dining room.
Louise put a second coat on the dining room accent wall, and painted two closets on the main floor. Miranda primed the basement hallway.
Louise put a third coat on the dining room accent wall, and repainted the master bathroom for a lighter shade. She also painted two closets on the main floor.
Louise and Miranda primed the workshop walls and ceiling.
Louise and Miranda painted the workshop ceiling, then primed the walls and ceiling in the family room and basement bedroom. Here is a shot of the family room.
Louise and Miranda painted the workshop.
Louise and Miranda painted the basement bedroom and family room. Here's a view into the bedroom with its light lavender walls.
Louise and Miranda painted the hobby room ceiling while Michelle painted four closets.
Michelle painted all the remaining closets except one which is filled with contractor materials, and Louise and Miranda painted the hobby room walls.
Louise painted the stairwell ceiling, as well as the walls and ceiling in the network closet and the shop storage room.
Painting is almost complete. Only a single closet and the stairwell walls remain.
Louise finished painting the stairwell. Interior painting – a huge task – is complete except for one closet and minor touchup.