Distillery part 8:

painting stuff

This time it really has been too long! I've been looking for my photos on this computer for a half an hour trying to figure out if I have edited any yet or not! The last time I tried to do a post a few weeks ago, when I turned on the computer, it said it wasn't connected to any network, so I couldn't get on line. Vince wasn't here, and I don't have a clue! So I said a few choice swear words and watched a movie instead!
We have been having computer or internet issues lately (mom, too, her hard drive went in her laptop, we had it replaced and then the new one went also, so it is currently back at the repairman's - the Computer Man in Johnson city). The hard drive in Vince's work computer croaked last week, so he is working on fixing that as I write this. There is nothing more frustrating than these computers!
Our internet connection is so slow in the mornings that it takes forever for me to process orders and get the postage printed from my Stamps.com program, and God forbid it be a foreign order, that can take up to a 1/2 hour just to print a label out!! Needless to say that the last thing I want to do is go near a computer. I miss the good old days before all this technology ran our lives. I'm so glad to have the distillery project to get me away from the computer (for now anyway, wait till we open and have to all our reporting to the government online!)

Well. We have been very busy and have gotten a lot done in the last few months. I'm not sure when these pictures are from. I think it was in late March after Vince's first carpal tunnel surgery (he is doing great, by the way!) I hope to get caught up with our progress here on the blog in the next few days.

This is what the floor looks like up close.

I had a lot of the 2 colors of paint left over from the other side ( I am terrible at figuring out how much paint to buy ) so I decide to do the bottom half of the tasting room with it.

And on to the tasting room.....

Guess what? I still had the 2 colors of paint on the wall magic rollers, so I decided to do the bottom half of the bathroom!

I decided to change it up a little by stamping these leaves on the bottom half of the wall to help with the forest theme.



That's it for this installment! I know you are staying tuned, and I appreciate your patience!

Vince was doing this with his hand all bandaged up from his surgery. I love putting trim up, it is like framing a picture!

We are going to put a wooden chair rail around here because we had to do a handicapped accessible bathroom, which means metal hand rails, so we wanted to attach those to something sturdy.

Vince wanted a little something extra on the top half of the wall in the distillery side, so we thought this stone block stencil would give a castle effect.

The theme in here is going to be a fairy forest. That's the plan anyway!

 It only took me a day to stencil this! I love it when it takes less time than I think it is going to, because that hardly ever happens! It usually takes me 3 times longer than I think it should. I love the way it looks.

The rubber baseboard trim. It was a 120 foot roll and we used all but about 14". That is a floor drain to the left of the roll.

I was too lazy to mask off the line we drew on the wall, so I just held a piece of cardboard on the wall.

Wall Magic!! This is a 2 roller system where you can paint 2 colors at the same time and it gives a great effect. I have painted walls, floors and furniture with this roller. My mother-in-law gave it to me for Christmas one year after I saw an infomercial about it back in the 80's. Soon after that cheaper versions showed up in home improvement stores. I LOVE this thing! Thanks Donna!

Lumber for trim, paint for walls, and 2 tables we got from the old Hunts Turkey Farm building in Killawog. We rented the building from 1996 to 1999 for Fancifuls. The legs were really rusty, so I painted those with some Rustoleum. They are super heavy duty with stainless steel tops.