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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Painting and Repainting......

OK.....This is a tough one to illustrate. I couldn't get an accurate photo of the first color.

Tessie decided that she wanted a grey house, so I went to the store yesterday and bought some Ceramcoat Dolphin grey..... It looked grey in the bottle....

To make a long story short, I started painting the house and it looked more like Williamsburg Blue. The photo to the left doesn't show it half as blue as it was. I mean there was nothing grey about it after it dried. It was very blue.

Tessie hated it and so did I.

I had part of a bottle of Quaker Grey. It is a light grey with hardly any blue in it at all.

When I got up this morning I didn't feel like making another run into town, so I proceeded to mix a batch of Quaker Grey myself. I got an exact match. I painted a bit of the Ceramcoat Quaker grey and beside it I did a swatch of mine. I couldn't tell the difference.

I proceeded to put a second coat on the house.

It is now a couple of shades lighter. It is much less blue.

I took some more photos......The stupid camera lies through it's proverbial teeth! This is the after photo. In the photos, I can hardly see the difference. Oh well. Both Tessie and I like it a lot better than before.

I proceeded to repaint the front door in black and the little triangles over the windows black....I keep looking at those windows and the door. I can't get myself to like them. They look clunky. The mullions between the window panes look way too big to me.

Tessie also complained about the windows in the front door. She says, "If I can see out, people outside can see in. I have to agree with her. I think that I would prefer a solid door there.

Guess who is digging for the HBS catalog to look for windows and doors right now?

I don't have the heart to tell her that I carefully put it away and now I can't find it either.

It is in a stack of books or magazines somewhere.....I hope she finds it so that I won't have to go looking for it....Or I could just get on line and look.

Maybe later. I have to go get ready to go to Wednesday Witches mini meeting now.

See you tomorrow.


Michelle's Mad World said...

You are right about how grey looks in a photo...completely different! It seems to take on a blue tinge. I painted some grey bits on my witch's roof trim, the photo's showed it a completely different colour from reality and looks so different again from the grey roof tiles! lol Even weirder, in real life both the tiles and trim are the same colour! Nightmare! lol

I hope the catalogue gets found!

Michelle xxx

Irene said...

You're making great progress with this. I'm enjoying the daily updates.

iseecerulean said...

I bet some glass paint, to turn the door into "stained glass" would do the trick.

Deni said...

I do wish i could buy Ceramcoat paint here it seems to glide on your house beautifully
I have to use real house paint to get the right effect
Any other folks use other paints besides, I would like to know!
You are so fast "Speedy Gonzales" I think you are Casey lol, I really love the colour

Caseymini said...

Deni, I get my Ceramcoat at Michael's. I don't know where you are in Michigan, but there are several around the state. I am wondering if it would be possible to find it on line somewhere?

Deni said...

I actually live in Australia Casey!
My daughter lives in Michigan I will be going over soon so I may buy a few colours I think to try! It seems to be a wonderful paint I do have "Josonyas" but it is gluggy and I also have folk art paint as well but doesn't seem to cover that well
The house is looking wonderful just luv the interesting plans of the Greenleaf Houses I have 2 to make up but I m not sure when lol
So your teaching me a lot right now thank you

Margaret said...

I enjoy seeing your progress and your battles with that pesky Tessie, she's really cute but must be a very demanding contractor, I hope she's paying you well.