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Tag Archives: Painting

Burgundy?

In our endless deliberation about how to do the arch, Mike decided that we should paint behind the wood that would go up, and that meant putting up some plywood and painting it. First step: plywood! Higher and Higher, baby! And finally, It looked VERY pink coming out of the can… But it did settle […]

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Confidence

I recently had a conversation with a lovely woman I met while out shopping for mid-century furniture in Berkley, MI. Somehow we got on the conversation of renovation and we quickly connected about our feelings of confidence when it came to approaching a project. She had painted a brownstone. I had painted a church. The […]

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Looking for a Sign

Look no further. Here’s the sign. I know it’s hard to tell I was being literal, because if you’ve been following our progress, you know that we try to heed the “signs” that the Maker puts in front of us. We try to listen to Him and get out of our own way as much […]

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Men at Work!

February has fled, leaving nothing but cold and snow in its wake. March is here, bringing cold air and snow. What the what? But that doesn’t slow down progress at the White Church Gallery. As predicted, weekend events back home prevented my journey to the Church, but apparently my awesome husband anointed himself court photographer […]

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Big Jobs in Small Places

It’s time to address the ceiling of the Church. Like any self-respecting church, it has a high ceiling made of wood and hard to reach. It’s old, stained, and has been the home of many a spider and fly over the years. So our  initial job is to prime it with Kilz. As its name […]

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Scraping, Painting.

We’ve started painting the outside of the Church. The first investment was a “Paint Eater.” Scrape, then paint. Scrape some more, then paint some more. Two coats of Sikkens white does the trick. You can hear the sucking sound as the old wood takes it in. Upward! Pretty! Now the north face… Scrape, paint, scrape, […]

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