Thanks for all the well wishes after the burglary. And then the other one. We're hoping (really hoping) that insurance will cover at least some of it, but it looks like it's not necessarily going to be straight forward (when is it ever...). The build doesn't care about thefts or the costs of replacing tools and materials. The build just wants to keep on trucking. And so, on it goes. This week on stuff I'm talking paint, choosing your palette in fact. And I think Mike Our Man of Hammers and Mr BuildingBoxes are still laughing at me trying to ask their opinion on the various shades of white.
There was even more of that when I came up with the design for the door to my office. It's a beautiful cedar door, Mr BuildingBoxes said. You're going to paint what on it? Mike Our Man of Hammers said. And then of course, I convinced Mr BuildingBoxes to use his exacting mathematical brain to work out my random (but not) pattern, it was taped up, painted and voila, a new door was born. Okay, it took a little while, but the important part here was that most of the time was in the preparation. Once that was done, it was a relatively simply task to get something old, looking not only new, but pretty funky. I"m hoping its the same with the house, because the preparation is taking forever.
You will have seen the final result of the door on stuff last week and you can see more a break down of how to get there over at Habitat by Resene. I have to say, looking at it all taped up in lime green I almost changed my mind about painting it black and copper, looks kinds Keith Haring-esk. (That's my fifth form art class coming out there. See I was listening) There'll be a few more of these types of posts with Resene if you like to get a bit creative with your paintbrush, so when there is more, I'll add more. Right now though, its down to taping up the house, the WHOLE house, ready to paint...
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.