I caught mom’s cold and feel kind of crummy, and thought today would be a great day to sit at the computer! Things have been moving right along and I haven’t had much downtime to update the blog. Let me start with March 21st…
Mom and I primed the ceiling and walls.
We rolled 2 coats of ceiling paint. Then mom started rolling the main wall color, Spanish Sand, while I worked on the bathroom. She had one long wall and one end wall done before I came out to check on it. It looks nice in the picture but in reality it was too peachy. We debated for quite a while over what to do and we both decided it was better to get the perfect shade now than have to paint around everything later on if I changed my mind.
Back to Home Depot we went… I fell in love with Cotton Grey and haven’t looked back since.
I wanted a light blue-grey for the bathroom. I found the perfect shade at Sherwin Williams (Morning Fog, I believe) and had HD mix the color for me. I was so happy, painted the bathroom, went back at night to admire it and it looked like a shade of periwinkle. Ugh, I couldn’t believe it. It was pretty but I am not a lavender-type person.
Back to Home Depot we went… I scoured their paint chips for a ridiculous amount of time. Having been surprised by two colors already, I was super nervous about applying another color. The only thing I was sure of was the Cotton Grey, so mom and I talked about it and decided it might make the house seem larger if I continued it into the bathroom. It is a really nice neutral color that changes from a light tan to a grey, depending on the light. Mom re-primed the bathroom and gave it 2 coats of the Cotton Grey. The bathroom has 6 coats of paint in total! Thank goodness this is a tiny house.
I had put up the exterior trim very easily and was looking forward to doing the interior trim. There was a lot more to it than the exterior. I didn’t have to worry about jambs, reveals, sills, and aprons before. Plus, who knew walls weren’t flat and uniform?!
I’m not going to tell you how many times I had to cut the window side casings. Pathetic! And I am a firm believer in measure twice, cut once, sometimes even measuring 4 times… Mom filled all the nail holes and gaps. I had to keep reminding her not to exclaim when she came to a larger than normal gap because there was not much I could do about it at that point.
I used premium #1 grade pine 1x4s and 1x5s for the trim. It is beautiful wood but very soft. I had to build extra-deep jambs and sill for my bathroom window to accommodate shimming the wall out for the shower plumbing. I went with 1×3 casing in the bathroom because the window and door are so close to walls that the 1x4s would’t fit.