It's not because I haven't been working at it. I've been painting most every weekend since Labor Day, sometimes on Sunday too. It has become quite obvious that I am a slow painter. Or rather, a slow surface preparer. It's not usually the painting that takes so long, but rather getting ready to paint: filling holes, sanding, cleaning, taping. Once all that is done, the actual painting goes along fairly quickly. Sometimes. Bead board would be an exception to that rule. I haven't found a way to speed up painting bead board.
For ever so long, I was in the stage of invisible progress. I've found in house construction there are some things you don't normally notice when they are all done, things like window and door trim, baseboards, and such. However, when they are not finished, or not even there, you notice right away. You wouldn't think painting would fit into that category, but for the better part of a month, it did. In the bath and laundry, sanding the bead board, the doors, and trim work, and then applying the final coat of white paint took all of the paint time I could muster in November.
|Bath & Laundry: Paint is finally finished!|
|Pantry: bare bead board.|
|Pantry: bead board with primer.|
|Pantry: The only thing left is to sand, stain, and finish the floor.|
|Dining Room: Before drywall, trim, and a new door.|
|Same corner of the dining room today.|
|Kitchen (above & below): Before anything except the new window.|
|Kitchen (above & below): with painted walls and cabinets (our old ones).|
|And don't forget the ceiling, complete with light/fan!|