Painting continues here at Guin’s Yard: the molding is finished, with three coats of semi-gloss paint. We’ve finished edging the ceiling white, cream, and brown along the trim, and rolled the brown. It essentially looks finished, but there are a few spots on the walls where a 2nd coat would be a good idea. Hopefully tomorrow it’ll be done!
This is a good look at the color, from a little earlier in the week:
The thin little strip of Sandbar shows how much lighter it is than the Stone Lion. Now that it’s (almost) done I think we made the right choice.
One little part of the project that’s still ongoing is that I’m spray painting the brackets for the banister.
From the looks of them, the banister was stained in place, and stain drips are still all over the brass brackets (which I’d probably spray paint anyway, since the brass doesn’t match anything in the house). I cleaned them up with hot water and a pot scrubber to get little bits of latex paint and dust off, and primed them with spray primer.
Tomorrow I’ll do a first coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
I still haven’t decided if we should leave the banister itself stained or paint it. I’m not sure what color to paint it if we were going to, so I think it’ll stay as-is for a while. White seems like it’d get dirty fast, with hands on it all the time. Plus, there’s still a lot of unpainted molding, so it won’t look out of place right away. We will get to painting the baseboards when we replace the green carpet, and painting the door frame trim when we replace the interior doors with nicer 6-panel doors in the future.