This week I will be back on Beacon Hill for a few days working on a very fun project. I actually have 2 projects to do here, but one is decidedly more fun for me. I will be stenciling a small border around the family room and kitchen, at the ceiling level. That’s the basic job which should be quick and easy.
The part I am really looking forward to is doing a little something fun and creative with this Butler’s Pantry. This door will be removed, so the pantry will be very visible from this room. This is the room where Stacy and I did that ceiling and accent walls, using the Portofino plasters.
I want to bring in this burgundy color, because that diamond fireplace wall is directly opposite this Butler’s Pantry.
The walls are a challenge because this is a very old brownstone and they are quite bumpy and uneven in this space. Here are some of the issues I will have to deal with:
This area is over the tiny sink. This closet sized space is narrow, about 3 feet wide. I will have to wedge myself up into this corner to get the half window ceiling area. Also, things like these miscellaneous valves, will have to be worked around.
This large support beam runs at an angle just above the doorway, inside the pantry. Everything is painted in a glossy white at the moment. Also, I see some sort of wire hanging down there, which has already been painted. Luckily, this is a wall that will not be very noticeable, so I’ll just do my best here!
While I work out the final details for this little space, I will slip in one other small job Monday, helping out another decorative painter. November and December are typically the craziest months for most decorative painters. Everyone wants their house beautiful for the holidays, and everyone seems to wait until the 11th hour to decide to undertake these renovations. This is why it is great to have a good network of other skilled artists willing to pitch in and help each other out. More about this weeks projects and the help of other decorative painters throughout the coming week. 🙂