Bringing back the Seventies…

At some point the front bedroom walls revealed their past colors, some were stunningly vibrant. Of course I couldn’t just hide this with another obscuring layer of paint… sooo… time to breakout the sander!

Layout time.    You can just see the vacuum used with the sander, it's a cyclone style that spares the vac's filter from 99% of the dust.

Layout time. You can just see the vacuum used with the sander, it’s a cyclone style that spares the vac’s filter from 99% of the dust.

Like the electrical work in the kitchen, I decided to use the dumbbell shape which is two circles or squares that are connected. Then mapped out a 6 inch grid for me to follow with the sander.

Gotta find some strobe lights!

Knowing when to stop can be tricky.

No drugs needed.

No drugs needed.

 

There are five layers of paint with the original plaster being the white spots.

 

A teaser.

A teaser. The floor in progress and a hint of what’s on the ceiling.

About mdejong11

Residential contractor/artist
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4 Responses to Bringing back the Seventies…

  1. Miriam Chiurciu says:

    Wow…. the room is wonderful now especially with the floor sanded and with one coat.

    Showed Arthur and he said: Let’s live there!!!!

  2. Andrew says:

    I’m constantly amazed at your ability to fuse form and function. You should be extremely proud of all you’ve accomplished. Well done.

  3. Denise Vajen says:

    I just read this blog for the first time. I really found it very interesting and you are amazing! What a wonderful work of art you’re creating!

  4. Phil says:

    Beautiful stuff Mark. Beautiful.

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