posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:57 AM
Well, they were friends, so was more enjoyable.
One project we did was a bathroom mural (I'll post pics soon). This was for the grandfather of the child with the undersea room. He has a ranch a
little over an hour away from here, and had an idea for a whimsical bathroom scene. We've grown to be friends with them as well, and it's fun to go
there occassionally, ride some horses (my wife will be on horseback all day, me - only for a couple of hours), and make some smores by the fire, etc.
The grandparents are some of the nicest people you could ever know.
It was a very small space, and had a lot of nice woodwork, so we had to be extra careful with the paint (and it was a cash paying and barter job). Was
also frustrating, as it wasn't coming out (at first) quite how I envisioned. That job took about 30 hours, and it was much smaller than the other
rooms. The problem was the detail (and it got warm in cramped quarters with both of us working).
He describes his home as "Florida Cracker Style", and as he's a carpenter, it has loads of nice, beautiful woodwork in it. In the bathroom, he
wanted it to look like an "indoor outhouse". He had wood up half the wall, but had about 3' of empty space all around the room. His idea was to
have wooden planks (matching the wood below) painted on the walls, and have a Florida Cypress swamp scene through the spaces between the planks. This
idea was like doing two murals in one, and contributed to the time. (which I didn't factor at first).
[edit on 9-6-2009 by Gazrok]