I am sorry I have been absent from this site for a week! Except for the Monday meeting, I was over working at the Big House Job and then coming home to basically collapse. I was tired all week and by the end of the week had a sore throat and cold-like symptoms. I think it is allergies, but not sure. I’ve been lying low for this 3 day weekend.
Last Monday, Marc and I had a meeting with our commercial client and had a chance to look around again at the job site. I had not seen this site since last August. These commercial projects can move at a snails pace! This job consists of 4 buildings: 3 apartment buildings and 1 clubhouse. Marc furnished and decorated a model unit in one the apartment buildings, which I will post tomorrow. I will be using 3 stencils, all from the Stencil Library for this job. In the 3 apartment buildings I will stencil the ceiling in the entryways and a small recessed wall space that faces the elevator as you get off on each floor. In the clubhouse I will do some work in the Lounge area, a long hallway, and 2 bathrooms. The apartment buildings will be ready first. The Clubhouse will probably not be ready until the end of May or some time in June, since there is some major construction happening in that building first.
This is the Lounge in the Clubhouse. That’s the former bar leaning against the wall. The wall with the light is coming down so you will be able to see into the galley kitchen. A new counter will be built. The carpeting will be replaced with tile. I was going to do some stenciling in that soffit area, but Marc is unsure now what he wants to have happen in that space.
Ok, I am trying to learn a new program, PhotoStudio, so please excuse my very primitive attempt here! Hopefully, I will get the hang of this program soon and produce something a little more polished looking. 🙂
This is an arched ceiling in the entryway of the Clubhouse. The ceiling will be painted and the Aliuim design stenciled on both sides of the arch, above the recessed rope lighting. We are still working out the colors for walls and stencils.
The Fennel design will run the entire length of the hall, on both sides and in 2 smaller hallways that run off of that. I have both the Allium and the Fennel in various sizes, so I can alternate height and placement. This ugly wallpaper is coming down and the walls will be painted. Colors to be determined.
There are also 2 bathrooms off this hallway that will have the Allium design stenciled on the walls. The contractors were in there pulling out the toilets and vanities, so I did not think they would appreciate me snapping away!
In the 3 Apartment Buildings I will be doing the ceiling in each of the Entryways using another one of the Stencil Library’s designs, a Rattan pattern. I had it made in a very large size.
Then, when you get off of the elevator on each of the 4 floors, there is a recessed arched niche. In this niche I will use a combination of the the smaller fennel and allium designs. I’ll have to take some pictures of those areas when I return.