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Days 344-346: Painting the Bathroom

Wednesday, 6/22
We decided not to put the scaffold leg monstrosities back on the scaffold until we were done painting the bathroom.  While it would be nice to be done lugging them around, they aren’t needed for the next stage and can wait their turn.

Brian started the work shift by cutting a hole in the piano wall so that we would have access to the bathroom vent exit point in the future.  He was concerned that blows to the vent pipe might shift it enough for the Roflex gasket to lose its seal; this would give him a way to check on it.

Out of the blue, he became inspired to create a lock holding device on the bike so that we don’t have to carry the black cargo bin when only transporting the lock.  With that done, he moved onto the bathroom.

He added some more screws where needed on the bathroom walls, wiped everything down with the microfiber cloth (there were splinters from countersinking the screws) and caulked all of the seams.

Secret hole in the wall for access to the bathroom vent penetration. The hole will have a cover and the piano will be in front of it.

Secret hole in the wall for access to the bathroom vent penetration. The hole will have a cover and the piano will be in front of it.

Closer!

Closer…

There it is!

There it is!

Wiping the walls down.

Wiping the walls down.

One wall down, several to go.

One wall down, several to go.

Thursday, 6/23
Time to prime!  The work window was dedicated to moving stuff away from the bathroom, taping off the floor and arched wall and then priming.  Around 6:15 we realized the gallon wasn’t going to do both inside and outside the bathroom so we ran to Sherwin Williams for another can.  We finished up with the kitchen wall around 7:15pm.

Green crab spider ( ) found on mini-split at the shack.

Green crab spider (Diaea dorsata) found on mini-split at the shack.  Click on that and zoom in.

Edges cut-in and areas around boxes complete.

Edges cut-in and areas around boxes complete.

Brian tackled the inside of the bathroom first because it had all of the difficult areas (ie. ceiling, secret closet) and it was hot and humid in there. Once that was done, the rest felt like a breeze.

Once he was onto roller work, Brian tackled the inside of the bathroom first because it had all of the difficult areas (ie. ceiling, secret closet) and it was hot and humid in there. Once that was done, the rest felt like a breeze.

Bedroom wall done, starting the piano wall.

Bedroom wall done, starting the piano wall.

Voila!

Voila!

When we initially started applying the primer, it seemed that maybe white would be a nice color for the outside of the bathroom. We started to have doubts about the darker color we had chosen. We decided to wait until it was all primed up and then ask ourselves if we still liked the all-white look. While it does have nice light bounce, we decided to stick with our original decision.

When we initially started applying the primer, it seemed that maybe white would be a nice color for the outside of the bathroom. We started to have doubts about the darker color we had chosen. We decided to wait until it was all primed up and then ask ourselves if we still liked the all-white look. While it does have nice light bounce, we decided to stick with our original decision.

Friday, 6/24
Brian picked up a few more tray liners before heading to the house around noon.  While driving around, he saw this super neat “cloud iridescence” –

It's like a rainbow but IN the clouds.

It’s like a rainbow but IN the clouds.

A moment later...getting fainter.

A moment later…getting fainter.

And if you had looked too late, you could convince yourself that nothing was there.

And if you had looked too late, you could’ve convinced yourself that nothing was there.

Cutting in and taking care of the secret closet.

Cutting in and taking care of the secret closet.

All done inside.

All done inside.

Close-up of the "viva gold" bathroom.

Close-up of the “viva gold” bathroom.

Brush work on the outside of the bathroom.

Brush work on the outside of the bathroom.

All done

All done – view toward the bathroom opening.  Color is “artichoke”.

View of the kitchen side.

View of the kitchen side.

Afternoon rainbow

Afternoon rainbow above our hill.

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