Too Cold for Spray Paint

As I’ve said before the temperature should be above 50 degrees to spray paint outside.  Three days ago our outside temperature was 70 degrees.  Yesterday it hovered around 31.

Moonshine on the top contrasted with white primer on the bottom.
Moonshine on the top contrasted with white primer on the bottom.

That ruined my plan for the day to alternate inside painting with outside spray painting.

Moonshine on the walls and a diluted version of Head Over Heels on the ceiling.
Moonshine on the walls and a diluted version of Head Over Heels on the ceiling.

I spent the morning painting the hallway of the master bedroom which is divided into two separate spaces: one in the bathroom and one out.

My next project is at the end of the newly painted hall.
My next project is at the end of the newly painted hall.

This already-primed space took almost an entire gallon of paint: Moonshine by Benjamin Moore.

The escutcheon on the hot water needs to be caulked.
The escutcheon on the hot water needed to be caulked.

In the mean time Charlie decided to caulk our uncaulked hot water handle in the shower.  After looking everywhere around the house we could not find any usable caulk so we headed out to our local hardware store.

Charlie is a very neat caulker.
Charlie is a very neat caulker.

The tub is now fully caulked.

The Container Store in Rockville, Maryland.
The Container Store in Rockville, Maryland.

After the hardware store we took a ride to the suburbs of Washington DC about 50 miles away where we looked through The Container Store.

Charlie checked out everything including these drop-front shoes boxes.
Charlie checked out everything including these drop-front shoes boxes.

I’ll let you work on what we might have purchased there.

Charlie showed me the things he liked at The Container Store.
Charlie showed me the things he liked at The Container Store.

We did get some good ideas for our future master closet.

What non-negotiable do you need in your closet or storage area?

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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.

5 thoughts on “Too Cold for Spray Paint”

    1. We had 3 tubes of hard caulk. Then after we bought a new tube, Charlie found another one at home and tried it but he couldn’t make it come out of the tube. I’m sure this one will be no good when we go to make another repair. Jo

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