Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Here, the area above the picture rail has been painted and the old stripes obliterated with a couple of coats of Whisper White.
The lines of the old stripes were easy to see (yes!), so made placement of the masking tape easy. Mishap one: ran out of masking tape on a public holiday.
Newman's Eye half strength goes on to form the stripes. Mishap two: the far right wall didn't work out. At all. When the masking tape was removed so were large swathes of every coat of paint the wall has ever seen since it was built in 1926. Peeled the lot back like an over-ripe orange until I reached bare wall. Looked more like a Tuscan outhouse or turn-of-the-century Surry Hills slum. Quite fetching and an effect that turns up in a lot of photo shoots but not quite what we were aiming for. A Fail, as the Child would say. So that wall is now a solid blue.
I like to think of it as the return of the feature wall.
Works for me and, more importantly, the Child who loves her new room. Operation stripes declared a success. Mission accomplished.