Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Renovate Brooklyn! Possible Paints???

Believe it or not, John's ALMOST FINISHED with repairing the kitchen ceiling. He definitely got the short end of the stick on this one... Usually he and I bear the burden of home repair together, but I've been off-the-walls busy with a bunch of huge work projects, so he's been going solo on the ceiling, while I intermittently pacify myself with spray-painting side projects. 

The upshot of all that dusty, plastery, sanding diligence will be the lovely results at the end. I'm always filled with such home-envy when I walk by peoples' apartment windows and you can see their tin ceilings, and now we will have just such a ceiling! Hazahh! 

Did I mention that in this process, John discovered an incredible resource for reproduction pressed tin located in Brooklyn? 

For those of you considering repairing your tin ceilings, or for those of you considering installing them, these are your guys: 

The Standard Tinsmith 
335 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

According to the people at The Standard Tinsmith, our ceiling is called "Delicate Daisies" which isn't the first thing that comes to mind in my building, but I'm willing to embrace it. The best part is that their prices are literally HALF of Home Depot's, so we were able to pick up a 2'-0 X 4'-0 sheet for less than $20.00, versus the 2' X 2' sheets from HD that cost the same amount, and weren't even Delicate Daisy patterned! Score! 

Because I love to jump the gun, I'm already pondering paint colors for the kitchen walls... Ah yes! That age-old question... 

Too light? Too dark? Too bright? Too blah? 
Just right!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I can wait for the Big Reveal - the excitement is killing me!