I was forced to take a little break here from blogging due to computer problems. My old iBook has been dying a slow death for the last 6 months and finally took its last breath. It did serve me well for several years. I now have a nice new MacBook Pro, which is much faster and has many new bells and whistles for me to get used to!
I just love love the staff at the Apple stores. They are always so happy and helpful… and patient! I signed up for their One to One program where you can go and sit with one of the techs at the Genius Bar for an hour at a time and work on whatever you want. Today I had to go for a little help to be able to send my emails. I was only managing to receive, but not send. A few quick key strokes and the problem was fixed. It would have taken me days to figure that out! I am going to start working on the iPhoto section so I will hopefully be able to post better pictures and maybe even some videos in the future.
Back to Foyer #2. For this Foyer we had two stationary scaffold units set up. There was just one section of the wall, on each side of the Foyer, that we could not reach with a ladder because of the curved stairs. This Foyer was a breeze to do, compared to the last one where we had to constantly move 2 big, heavy units around in a very confined space!
Our homeowners were very clever about setting up a barricade to keep their two young children out of the Foyer. The doorway opening was so wide that they had no gate long enough. They found a solution by using a plastic kitchen unit to brace the two gates in the middle.
We created two identical panels for the walls. Here you see the final finish with one of the panels installed. Like the previous foyer job, these panels were done on canvas in the studio and then installed on site. We are waiting for some molding to be delivered and then we will silver leaf it and a carpenter will install.
Hopefully, these shots give you a good idea of the size of the Foyer and the 2 panels. We used silver leaf, a glaze mix and some Shimmered Suede to create the panels.
In my last post, I showed Susan Siefer creating this ceiling design with a Modello™. The design found in the center of this Foyer’s marble floor was the inspiration piece.