Yup, there's been a couple of days of endless painting - on the inside...
After Friday's good weather, allowing for the outside painting and lovely blue gunwales, Saturday and Sunday has been drizzly and damp - a time to be inside rather than out.
A decision was made a while back to save as much of the interior fitout at the saloon end as possible, rather than strip it all out - mainly to save on costs. Still, a 70s log cabin isn't everyone's cup of tea, something a bit fresher was required.
On Friday, we'd sorted out the ceiling and trim above the gunwales, and yesterday managed to sort out the same below. It was mostly making up a few ply wall panels with trim, especially behind where the new gas cooker will go.
Then it was a lot of washing down with sugar soap, sanding and painting!
After a first coat of acrylic eggshell, it was looking better:
(Caught Jo before she dived out of the way of the photo - a bit camera shy! )
But after two, much better indeed:
Today, I fixed the wobbly, bouncy floor which had suffered years of rainwater from cruising with the hatch open, then it was back to yet another coat of eggshell.
I think another coat of paint might just do it for the base plain colour. There'll be accents to go in at some point too, when I think of the colours, along with new flooring for the kitchen and carpet for the saloon end.
Anyhoo, it doesn't look like very much, but it's been a lot of hard work. I think it's starting to look like it's all worth it though.
I'll be glad of some better weather and a chance to get some colour on the outside!
Sunday, April 8. 2012
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