Thanks to Tom, my container has wall paneling. And a ceiling. And samples of suggested molding. I am over the moon to finally be holed up in the can again, working hard and reptriating all my tools and benches and shelves and paint cans.
As mentioned in the last update, Varathane is the first task. It will be messy. It will be smelly. Since I am getting a later start than would be ideal — summer would have been perfect — it will take a while to dry. We’ve had moderate-to-hard rain for several days. Space heater and crossed fingers. And have I ever talked about how much I hate working above my head? With a paint brush? Yeah, that.
While that dries, I can pick out small 1/4 round trim for along the ceiling seams. Because the framing is so, uh, variable in its placement, smaller is better. It needs to flex in order to cover the seam. It’s also time to trim out the door and window, which I’ll do in hemlock, in a very simple pattern like I’ve seen in summer camps and nice cabins:
And mama has a mitre saw, so those cuts will all purty-like.
Oh, and I don’t know Thing One about exterior trim. That’ll be a whole new adventure.
I set up the metal shelves to get an idea of size and placement. They’ll be good. I have three that will fit, with room for a clothes bar. My bike might fit under there, but I’m not so sure how I’ll feel wheeling it in and out every time I want something from the closet. (Hint – probably will be frustrated, might need a plan B for the bike.)
In order to move my bedroom out there, all I need right now (beside the above-mentioned bits) is the bed riser and the lights. I’m ON IT.