Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fixing Up

Well, I am doing some work around the house. It was time to paint one of the spare bedrooms. It is a messy job, for this old house. The house has wood lath and real plaster walls, and is about a hundred years old, so it has settled some, and there are cracks in the walls and ceiling. All of the cracks need to be dug out just a bit, and cracked paint needed to be removed. Additionally, there was some peeling paint as a result of some minor water leakage that occurred before I put a new roof on the house. So I went to work digging it out and scraping, and then I went to work with joint compound a trowel, and a spackling knife. This is the result, after the first coat. I love how this particular image looks - kind of like one of those optical illusion puzzles you see in books, when you first look at this for the first time. The color differences are the result of my using a quartz light on the right side, and the blue color is the daylight coming in the front window.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a dark-haired, corseted woman dancing on the wall. See her? Or maybe she's singing the final words to a glorious song, or she's raising her gloved arms in happiness because the cracks are finally gone, and her home will be new again.

She doesn't realize that with fresh paint, she'll disappear!

Anonymous said...

I see her....

Anonymous said...

Interesting! Sam thought he was looking at a close-up of a brick of some kind of salami or, better, a whole sheet of raspberry chocolate candy.

Ken Spencer said...

I see her! How cool. Thanks! Yes, she will go away with my next application of joint compound, I think.
And... "a whole sheet of raspberry chocolate candy..." Wow, now I WANT some of that...