When we connected the garage apartment to the existing house
(about 15 feet)
we wanted to do something a little fantastic
our fantastic is pretty normal for most city people
but even our sheetrock crew said they'd never done this before
Have you ever gone to the prom and had the same dress as someone else?
That kind of stuff happens in small towns
so we weren't surprised when the same contractor sent the same sheetrock crew and they did the same barrel ceiling in our good friend's new custom home
their entire home was completed and they were moved in before our addition was even close to done
and the treatment they did on their barrel ceiling was EXACTLY what I wanted to do to ours
(paint it gold metallic)
I did not want to do the same thing as my good friend for 2 reasons
1. She's my good friend and I wanted hers to be unique
2. She's my good friend and I wanted mine to be unique
(*note the old school house light fixture we purchased at an auction for...ONE DOLLAR)
So I say to Mr. P.V.
"I'm thinking I'm going to hire a mural artist to come paint our ceiling"
he kind of looks at me funny and says...
Yesterday I spent about 2 hours experimenting on my ceiling...I can always repaint it...
I've gotten pretty good at painting walls...just plain old painting...I charge Mr. P.V. about $30 per hour
so I guess I hired myself
You can't really tell, but this is gold metallic
and the rope light is tucked into the molding
then I coated it with high gloss varnish
to give it just the nicest little glow
do you remember that I painted some soft trees in the front entry?
with just a whisper of a bird here and there?
I thought I'd add a few here too?
the word is
for those who go in and out of our home on the side of the house
is still out
if there are two things I have learned
1. I don't have to decide TODAY
2. I'm a pretty good painter so maybe by this time next week...this barrel ceiling will be
but for today
it will just be