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This room was a mess, it took 3 weeks to redo. First drywall was layed over the old cracking walls, then smooth sanded. New doors and trim were installed and everything painted. Much was learned by me about VOC paint as well as contractors, again.  He said it would take 3-4 days and after 4 days he barely had the drywall sanded, but not finished.  He said he underestimated the length of time it would take and I had already paid him for the 4 days.  He then said he would keep working until it was done and not charge me anymore.  I said fine, not knowing it would take him another 4 days.  He took all day, 8 hours to take out an old door and pout in the new prehung door.  He took all day to lay drywall over old walls.  He took all day to install 46 feet of baseboard trim.  Etc…He then sent a letter after finishing, asking for 36 hours more of paid work, even though he only worked 24 more hours, barely at that and he had said he would not charge me, according to his “principles”, he felt he needed to finish his jobs, no matter what.  I thought to myself, I will see you in court, if need be! According to him, he is a teacher, going through a divorce, laid off from work, and his sister told him to check out Craigslist, where he contacted me through my ad.  I could write a book just about the guys I got through Craigslist!  OMG!

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colors

Choosing the paint colors was a very difficult job.  I had walked and driven around Portland endlessly taking photos of houses of that era as well as going to the libraries and the bookstores, ordering books, etc…I saw that any color, but color, not neutrals was what was needed.  I decided to paint the house some variation of the colors of a sunflower.  Out neighborhood was called Sunnyside and there were hundreds of sunflowers everywhere that summer.  I sketched a house I would want and then set out to match the colors at the paint store.  Nothing looked right as I experimented on cards and parts of the house.  Then something clicked and finally I knew that the colors were right.

 

my inspiration for the colors

my inspiration for the colors

more flower inspiration

more flower inspiration

colors on the siding

colors on the siding

Buy good quality paint for your exterior wood siding and trim, it will look richer and last longer.  We used three coats of Lambert Paint as well as a thick coat of primer.

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