The foyer is now about half done. Stacy is hard at work on the top half. Here is what it looks like as of today:
The brown ceiling is the center of the foyer and the landing for the 2nd floor. Those stairs go up to the 2nd floor where the Lounge and WiFi Library are located. The scaffolding extends up to the second floor. So… we have 2 sections of the foyer that go up to 18′ in height. The floor is being replaced in this foyer.
Foyer looking down from the 2nd floor landing.
Close up section of the foyer walls. I tried to get "the Wave" to show, but the scaffolding is in the way to get that shot.
Yesterday, I began work in the Lounge. It took me most of the day to map out all the 48" squares on the wall. I am using a stencil I cut to do the majority of the stripes. I do, however, have to do a lot of taping for the corners and ceiling line. Today I was able to complete the first two rows of squares. I have just the top row left to do tomorrow. I think I may have time to do the stone finish that is going on the fireplace wall too.
Day 1 in the Lounge. It’s filthy in here. The carpeting is being ripped up and replaced, so no one is cleaning up after themselves. I had just wiped down all the walls, radiators, and baseboards when the carpenter decided to set up shop in this room! Luckily, the weather is nice again, so he happily moved out to the deck when asked.
Day 2 in the Lounge.
The good news is that this job is running right on schedule. The bad news is that all the other contractors think I am taking too long and are pressuring the general contractor to let them in to do their work. I am standing firm about not allowing them in. First of all, we are not dismantling the scaffolding until we are completely done with the foyer! That means no tile being ripped up and no new tile being installed until we are out of there. The tile should have been ripped up before we were asked to begin. Poor planning here. We have been without electricity for 3 days now because the electricians are in. We have been running some lights off of their generator, but most of the building is in the dark, particularly the room where most of our supplies are stored. Today a very surly a/c guy arrived and grunted at me! Hopefully he will not return until after I leave.