July 3, 2006

Stuck-uh-oh in stucco

Stucco is a glue-like compound which is ideally applied to flat surfaces for the effectual purposes of texturizing the area.

My surface is not flat. The post-apolcalyptic wallpaper took care of all that. My summer project is to remodel the bathroom and I'm finding the endeavor more and more difficult.

I began about a week ago with tearing down the yellowed early 90's wallpaper and purchasing my first heavy tub of stucco (not stuck-o or stuko, just stucco). The first application was a medium blend my mother promptly told me was wrong, that is, after I applied the entire bucket.

However, all was not lost. This prompted her to take some action and she bought more proper, correct stucco for the ghastly walls, devoid of color and feeling for the novice interior decorator, namely--me.

So application went a bit better the next time. We have a trowel, but I hate it. I didn't buy a texturized roller that the Busy Beaver guy suggested, so to get the texture necessary for a beautiful room, I have to, literally, feel up the room. I use my palms and pat/smack/pound the walls until the wall looks like a huge Dairy Queen confection.

If one would stick their head in while I'm working, one would think I've been hugging the still-elusive, yet melting abominable snowman. The job is getting done, however; I only have two small walls and some touch-ups to do.

Next comes paint. We've chosen, after much deliberation "Belle Grove Aloe Green." Mint-green, really, but I guess someone has to have a job naming paint.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at July 3, 2006 9:13 AM | TrackBack
Comments

I recall reading somewhere that a company that makes several different products can run into trouble if it calls two different products "light green" when the colors actually don't match. So if they discontinue one product, and then later offer a similar product with a similar color, they won't recycle the name "light green" -- they'll invent a different name. That's cheaper than going to the trouble of matching the colors perfectly.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at July 3, 2006 11:26 PM

What were the names of the paints we chose for the pubs office?? They were great... I remember when we both pondered the color-naming business that day.

Posted by: Karissa at July 3, 2006 11:55 PM

Remember? They had names after different subjects like "Math" and "Chemistry."

FYI: I just finished the stucco. What a job!

Posted by: Amanda at July 6, 2006 1:45 PM

No, dear, those were the carpets that had stupid names like "Math" and "Chemistry." Who calls anything that... haha

I think it was like something-er-other great-name-for-a-blue-paint blue... But I honestly don't remember.

Posted by: Karissa at July 7, 2006 10:11 PM
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