Monday, April 30, 2012


The square detail in the back of the plant ledge is finished, and all I can say is, "it's the little things"....

When we bid adieu on Friday, I left you with this..

Well the finishing wasn't very difficult. I told you all that Alex had my back, but... my caulk gun broke. So I just filled the seams with some drywall compound.

The container on the compound said that it's sandable, but the instructions said to try to avoid sanding, if possible, because of the dust. I really didn't want to stir dust about the house for the kiddos to inhale (or for me to procrastinate cleaning), so I kept the putty knife clean as I went, and tried my best to smooth all areas as I went. When that wasn't possible, I took a damp cloth over the bumps and smoothed 'em out. The instructions also said to wait 24 hours for the compound to dry.


It may have gotten 24 minutes...

Hey, it had to be primed! And I'm not patient!

So prime, I did. While munchin' on tortilla chips, apparently...

I gotta admit, I was thinking that this looked way better before I took the compound and primer to it. And I was really nervous about painting it, because that decides whether this is going to look good or not.

But I'm sooo diggin' it!

After I finished the painting, Mr. Goats said, "it almost needs something"... and I kinda agreed. So I went to Lowe's and got a 12' rope light.

For now, I'm really loving the subtle texture it's adding to my once so-very-ignored plant ledge. If I later decide that it's too subtle, and that I want it to pop, I've still got some of the 1/2 tinted paint from the stripes in the play room that I can paint the inside of the squares with. Or heck, why not some lime green? Who knows?!

Any squares added to your life this weekend?


  1. I love it! And I love that you follow the directions about as well as I do :)

  2. What a great idea and love seeing it come to fruition! Another fab project done by the talented Ms G!

  3. Wow, wow, wow. I love the picture in the dark looks great. Now I can picture putting those rope lights to use I always see at IKEA! Beautiful work. Keep up the great posts. Kristen

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