Thursday, February 01, 2007


"They're coming outta the walls. They're coming outta the bleep walls, we're bleep!"

After a short battle with the alien creatures, the planet is again safe.

(This is a little green sprout searching out the light.)

The west wall-this one is staying brown

Truth window/niche in process. (photo taken in low light so a little grainy)

First coat of lime paint on the kitchen walls. I like it. The recipe I settled on is: 1 cup nonfat dry milk rehydrated, about 1/2 cup lime putty mixed with a bit of water to make it the consistency of sour cream, approx 4 tbls yellow ochre pigment. This is very watery and flips everywhere when you brush it on. Cover everything if you ever use lime paint. I found another recipe that uses plaster of paris to make a thicker consistency and I want to try that this weekend.
I'm anxious to see it when I go back tomorrow after it's had a chance to carbonate. When looking closely at the painted wall you can see the crystals catching the light. I've done a lot of faux painting with latex but this is the REAL thing-what I was aiming for with the faux.

Beginnings of the hearth and adobe wall. The blue lines show the planned shape of the wall.
The 2 blocks that look more brown than gray are painted with clay paint-that gray has got to go!

Hearth day 2.