Primed and Achy

Yesterday we primed the conservatory closet.

The closet was primed.
The closet was primed.
We gave the closet 2 coats of Edgecomb Gray because we had some left over from the living room ceiling.
We gave the closet 2 coats of Edgecomb Gray because we had some left over from the living room ceiling.

Unfortunately Charlie didn’t quite finish mudding and sanding the master bedroom closet so we’ll have to save that for another day. But we did prime all the unpainted areas in the dining room.

Dining room before.
Dining room before.
The paneling will remain white but the area above definitely needs some color.
The paneling will remain white but the area above definitely needs some color.

Probably that’s not a bad thing since going up and down the ladder has taken its toll especially on the knee I’m having surgically repaired on Thursday.

The ceiling in the dining room is Revere Pewter which helps the white cornice molding to stand out.
The ceiling in the dining room is Revere Pewter which helps the white cornice molding to stand out.

Of course that will preempt any serious DIYing except for a supervisory role. Oh, Charlie!

What color are your ceilings?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Primed and Achy”

  1. It is coming along so nicely. I wish you the best with your surgery and recovery. Rumor has it we here in Maryland are about to be hit with a huge winter storm. Stay warm and enjoy the snow.

  2. You’ve made a lot of progress! Take care of that knee! I’m sending good thoughts for your upcoming surgery and a fast recovery.

  3. I like colored ceilings! I have very pale gray in the bedrooms and kitchen (looks white until you think about it), and robin’s egg blue in the bathroom with pale avocado walls above white subway tile. Love the green/blue combo!
    Good luck with your surgery and heal quickly! Good time to get it done so you can enjoy summer.

    1. I love the blue/green combo too. And you’re right about the grey looking like white. Even my contractor didn’t know I had grey kitchen ceilings until I told him. The grey really accentuates the white cornice in the kitchen (our cabinets go up to the ceiling). Jo

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