The dots! They’re done!
Maybe. Things like this are sometimes an eternal work in progress.
But the originally-envisioned scalloped dots have made their way around the perimeter of the sunroom (with a custom-made stencil that only permitted me to do about 3 feet at a time while waiting for the paint and stencil to dry).
Regardless of how long it took me to do this (3 weeks) and how close I am to being done (unknown), I’m really happy with the result to date. The stencil worked like a gem, and I gave you a little sneak peek about how I had decided to modify the straight-from-the-can paint color by mixing it with some of the original gray floor paint that coats the entire surface, which not only helps to subdue the bright sea foam green color but also should help to make the dots a little more ready for whatever wear and tear it’s about to endure between sandals, summer sun-exposure, and dog toenails.
It should also be strong enough to endure having furniture resting on it for seasons to come. That’s a wicker loveseat that I scored at a garage sale a few summers ago and power-washed/re-stained. It’s now home to some very sun-bleached Pier 1 cushions, but it’s a good place for me to sit and work while I admire my new stenciled dots. There are also a few little Bombay Co. side tables that I bought awhile ago and don’t really like anymore, hence they’ve been relegated to the sunroom for no one’s eyes to see regularly, except when I take pictures like this.
The Bombay Co. table isn’t good for much hidden away in the sunroom, but it actually does make a nice resting place for my big plastic box o’ seedlings; they’re doing quite well these days, and surprise-surprise, the basil hadn’t even starting popping up yet last time I updated you; it just kind of surprised me one morning, looking like a mossy cover in that round container.
But, back to that stencil. I’ll keep you updated if I make any more tweaks to the design (more likely, it’ll just be added intricacies that were painted on a whim). Maybe polka dots around each polka dot, or a detail within the stripe. I don’t know. Any ideas?