Sunday, July 06, 2008

Trimmed Out…Almost

If not for my lack of 4 head blocks I would have gotten all of the trim on today. I’m going to go down to the Blue Ox Mill and order them tomorrow. At best it will be a couple of weeks before I get them. Its not like it is the last thing I need to do in there. Still, the trim work looks very incomplete with out them. The odd mix of old stripped, old painted, and new unpainted trim in both redwood and poplar only adds to the unfinished look of the trim.



I have other head blocks that I had made a few years back, but they are all made from nice, old-growth redwood. I can’t be sure the 4 new ones will be as nice. Since these new ones will be painted, I’ll wait until I get them to finish the trim.

I also got the panels glued up to make the cabinet doors. I’m not sure how much more I will get done on that during the week. I need to buy a panel raising bit for the router, and I may need to modify the fence on the router table to accept it. I also need to make the rails and styles for the doors. I’m hoping I can get that done next weekend.

Mid week, I want to primer and paint. I’m going with SW’s Honey White for the trim, same as the kitchen, and I’m still thinking about the color for the plaster walls. I need to primer everything, and then caulk the seams of the beadboard, so realistically I won’t get to the plaster this week. Any thoughts on color would be helpful. Green is out of the question.

As soon as I post this blog entry I’m going to measure and pick out some tin ceiling patterns. This is a small, utilitarian room, so nothing too fancy. I’m looking at Brian Greer’s Tin Ceilings.

9 comments:

amanda said...

How about a nice pale yellow (like butter)? It looks good with a lot of the other colors that you have chosen and is pretty neutral.

Greg said...

That is where I was headed. When I bought the paint and primer for the trim I got paint chips that have Banana Cream and another with Cachet Cream and Ambitious Amber. These are all Sherwin Williams colors.

Diane Macrae said...

We put in a tin ceiling that we got from Brian Greer. I'll post a picture of it if you'd like.

Greg said...

Diane,

I'd love to see it, thanks!

Oliver's Bungalow said...

Oh, I agree with Amanda, I think a soft yelliow would be nice. And, even though you don't like picking out colors, you seem to do pretty well. I've always love, love, loved the honey white and whatever green you went with in your kitchen.
-Christine

Greg said...

Christine,

Thanks. Well, with two votes for the creamy yellow, I think thats the way I'll go.

purejuice said...

the color opposite and complimentary to green on the color wheel is orange. what about a very very very pale apricot?

Greg said...

Hmmmm, apricot....

moggiesten said...

I was thinking of an apricot or peach myself before I read the comments. How about 6625 Certain Peach or 6352 Soft Apricot? Of course if you want to go all Victorian the servant's areas were tan or gray or other muted colors. "Serviceable" colors.
Marilyn