I've shown you the new roof which I love by the way. Now it's time for the house painting itself. Today I share with you the porch ceiling that I've wanted for a few years.
Then I grew older and just pushed the haint stories away, they aren't real after all are they? I've since come to know a few of my own. Yes Hibiscus House has been haunted at times! I won't speak of it because it might bring some of them back. Besides you'd all think I was just crazy or superstitious. Well I'm not! Maybe one day I'll share one or two with you, but today is all about the painting.
Ceiling dirty before pic
Painter on ladder is Earl Cunningham
Earl played for the Chicago Cubs along with a few more ball teams
Standing behind him is Chuck aka husband, enjoying talking to Earl
Earl Cunningham, seated in the middle is Earl (other Earl as I call him), then Chuck
Other Earl is priming the porch spindles
Both Earls hard at work!
Sampling of color
Speaking of color that was hard to do picking the right one.
I finally narrowed it down to two and let Chuck pick the one he liked best.
I thought it was a little too blue and darker than I would like.
I also wanted some aqua into the mix.
The sky overhead changes moment to moment here so it really doesn't matter.
I have grown to really like it!
Time was getting away we had to choose.
My girls will be happy with this little bit of color I've added!
Looks pretty dark here, but the color changes with the lighting.
I've looked at it all times of the day and it is a virtual chameleon.
I love it!
The white of the porch and home aren't painted yet in these pictures.
And yet it still shows a crisp, clean look
The ceiling has a little more finishing as well
Isn't it pretty?
Earl left painting ceiling, Wendell fixing to go up ladder outside, Other Earl cleaning up
Wendell is a Pinckney from South Carolina and a Cowboys fan.
He and Chuck picked at each other, since Chuck is a Steelers fan. They had a good time.
I of course even before last night have a new love for the Patriots and Tom Brady!
You can imagine the household when that game was being played.
Bright sunny day
Ceiling painted, house washed, shutters down, drop cloths down
Ready to begin painting on the front of the house
I can't wait.
Lavaris left on ladder, Kendrick to the right
Those young guys love to climb and paint
Lavaris is cutting in the paint on the edges and Kendrick is rolling.
It takes talent to do each.
Those handles/arms on the rollers are extremely heavy.
They all seem to enjoy themselves and each other.
A shot from the side of the ceiling
Capturing it at different angles
Another shot underneath
We are under a fly zone here, so always signs of them flying over.
The sky right now is more aqua in color.
See what I mean always changing.
Last shot of ceiling
More painting of porch railings and house front
The floor has to be stained as well
I will be painting these Cracker Barrel Rockers
They really need it!
We ended up using this color
(that is the name)
The New Roof Post can be seen here if you'd like to visit for the first time or revisit.
I can't wait we're almost finished with the project!
It has been fun but lots of things to go through, purge and put back into the rooms.
Take care I'll be back soon with more updates!
Painting Subcontractor: Earl Cunningham
Construction Manager: Henry Branham
Phone: (803) 781-1900