Well, maybe not everything. My friend, Kate, and I painted her dining room light fixture yesterday. It did look like this:
As you can see, we painted it in place. In the newly painted and carpeted dining room. That opens onto the also new living room. We live on the edge here in Sherman, TX. We taped newspaper to the ceiling under and around the cap at the top of the chain. Drop cloths covered the floor and the nearby furniture. Kate and I were on a chair and ladder respectively. We took turns holding a drop cloth for the other to spray against. I remembered to take the next photo while there was still some paper on the ceiling. We should have had Brett take of photo of us spraying but we didn't think of it.
Kate may add glass covers, standing upright, around each light. Or not. Either way is very nice.
It is true that we could have done the sensible thing and taken the fixture down and painted it in the garage. But that would have taken hours for the paint to dry enough to re-hang the fixture. As it was, we spent a total of 1 1/2 hours which we both thought was better. That said, we were careful.
We both were barefoot. Luckily we looked at the bottoms of our feet before we walked off the drop cloth. Oh my. Kate scrubbed her feet with a pumice stone. I'm way too ticklish for that so I used paint thinner.
I wore plastic bags on my feet to get home to the paint thinner. Note to self: next time paint with the bags on the feet!
In other news – I have been working on updating the Piece O' Cake website. I think the front page looks better. Let me know what you think. I've added all sorts of social icon/links. I'm currently updating the banners at the tops of the pages — that's going to take more time. I have a lot of different banners on different pages.
My computer's font problem is still a problem. Ryan, from Apple, called back as promised. We worked for an hour or more but the problem persists. The engineers are working on it. Really, I didn't want my problem to be this special but I'm happy to know that someone is working on it. Back to work…