Living Room influenced by the Mexican Traditions

Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 01-02-2013 02:15 AM 4065 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


After 3 years of just having a room we just walked through on our way to another room. It’s back to being an official room and better than ever. I actually painted the room almost a year ago. and I was terrified of doing that – mainly because the ceilings are 10 feet high with a bonus feature.

That’s the skylight that goes all the way through the attic. That was another 8 feet befond the 10 foot ceiling at a slope. I ended up srewing a plastic paint bucket with a flat surface to the side wall of the skylight. I would haul a plastic 2 liter soda bottle full of paint up the ladder, unscrew the top then pour it in the bucket. I’d screw the top back on then back down the ladder. I could could stay up there for about 20 minutes before the heat would get to be too much and I came back down for air.

The ceiling itself was a little easier, I built a sturdy 4X4 scaffold with a shelf to attach the paint tray to and a post to attach a spot light to. After that it was fairly easy to paint it with a roller and a paint brush so I could get close to the beams. Before I dismantled the scaffold, I went ahead and cut in the wall paint next to the crown molding.

I have talked ad-naseum about my ordeal with the flooring. You already now about the 2 couches and the trim work is the same as the rest of the house.

The paintings are a collection my wife had accumulated over a period of 10 years. Some of them are making their debut.

I have more furniture to build, side tables, cocktail table, lamps, and shelves. I’m still toying with the idea of resurfacing the fireplace. It’s something I really want to do but I think I need to get on with the remainder of the house first. My son graduates in May and my wife said “HAVE THE HOUSE READY!” I said “Yes ma’am.”

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 01-03-2013 01:50 PM

Hmmm, I thought you would have finished this by now! :) Remember, no rest for the weary and wicked.

Looks good. I’m assuming this is what you did New Year’s day – nice. Looking forward to seeing everything else you are planning to do.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 01-03-2013 03:43 PM

Looks wonderful Mark. The flooring and beams in the ceiling are nice finishing touches. I like the warmth it emits and the Mexican atmosphere is great any time as far as I’m concerned.

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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posted 01-03-2013 10:54 PM

Billy, I would have been done much sooner but I was too busy sampling some incredible stouts from a few choice micro breweries. Thanks for those my friend. I bought some Guinness Extra Stout for the New Years party. I didn’t like it cold. I’ll try it at about 60 degrees next time. Probably a huge improvement.

Mike, Thank you sir. That’s a fine compliment. I can’t take credit for those beams though. I still felt like our decorating choices and the beams were a great match.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 04-24-2013 09:45 AM

It looks pretty nice. I will be glad to see more photos of it! By the way, we cannot deny that living room is one of the rooms you spend the most time in each day. That is the reason why you’ll want to feel comfortable in it. Well, it’s also the room your guests will see when they visit, so you’ll want it to be welcoming, up-to-date, and attractive. I think, lots of you will agree with me.

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