Monday, July 14, 2014
I Have a Sinking Feeling...
that this house is never going to get done, at this rate...
But I am making progress...
I found something to make the sink. This morning I went around the workroom and for a change, it was a pleasure. Everything was just where I expected it to be.
Mind you, I still haven't located the lead golfer's tape, but so far that's the only thing on my list of missing in action...
I wasn't worried about the holes. Those will be filled with gesso, when I start to do the finish on the sink.
I went straight to the drawer, where I keep the cardboard dividers from Widget's canned cat food boxes. I use those for various and sundry crafts, besides minis. Great material.
I bent it around the edge of the gourd. I did that half way and then got the back edges, where it would hit the wall, even.
I cut two pieces to brace the inside, by using the top edge of the gourd for a guide. Then extending the edges back to the length of the sides.
I glued those inside. One at the line for the bottom of the sink and the other about a quarter inch from the bottom.
Then I sprayed the whole thing with Patricia Nimmock's Spray Sealer to keep all of the paint and other things from soaking into the cardboard.
I cut three quarter circles from 1/4" foam core. I glued those at one inch intervals, starting at the top.
We need room to stack towels and other necessities.
Tessie zapped it away, mid construction and I found it in the house. She wanted to make sure that it would fit...It did.
I took it away from her and put the first coat of gesso on it.
She is now watching me like a hawk... She informed me that she expected hardware to match the things in the tub and maybe a bit of pargeting?
No problem. That will be the last thing I do though. It needs a coat of spackle now. And paint.
I won't show you a photo, but she disappeared. Then she reappeared a couple of seconds later carrying one of the new sharp, pointy sticks.
She has been waving it in the air, like a madwoman... Shouting orders of what to do next.
I guess I should get back to work, before she pokes me again... Ouch!
See you tomorrow, with finished sink and a lot of band aids.