Two doors semi-done in the kitchen. They still need a lot of work, but it's a good idea of what it's going to look like finished.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I'm A Stripper
Yep. You heard me. I'm a stripper now. Student by day, stripper by night. How cliche. Each night I come home and strip layer after layer...of paint, that is! Somehow I got it in my head that I wanted to strip the paint off ALL the wood trim in the house! Crazy, I know, but it's going to look great. The house is from the Arts and Crafts era and so it has wide, square trim that lived the window of the doors and windows. It's all original redwood, so leaving it covered in paint just doesn't do it justice. My mom, Chris, has actually done as much if not more of the stripping as I have, which is great because it takes FOREVER! There's 86 years of paint layers on that wood. It is pretty cool though to see what it was painted over the years. My personal favorite is the original light green color under the dark green, under the tan, under yellow, under multiple layers of white. It's going to take a long time to get it all off, but we'll just do one room at a time. I'm not in a rush, I just want it to look good. Once we finally move in I think it will be easier to just come home in the evening and do a little stripping whenever the mood strikes!