I made good progress on paint removal around the newly uncovered niche. By mid afternoon R started complaining about how cold it was in the house and that he hadn't heard the furnace kick on in quite awhile. I immediately thought...'oh great, it's always something' when I looked in front of me and noticed that the thermostat indicated the room was 90 degrees. Oops!!! I guess a LITTLE residual heat from the heat gun made it's way to the thermostat.
Why can't I rotate this photo???
The paint is coming off the foyer walls a lot easier than in the dining room. Tomorrow I hope to finish the wall that I am currently scraping. This would then leave me just narrow areas between the doors and dining room opening.
I tried to take a close up photo of the different colors of paint that I have uncovered but the photo doesn't capture the true colors (as I typed that, I could hear Cyndi Lauper singing).
The mocha brown was a very early layer, then a light tan, dark green, then the Mamie pink and finally white.
Of course I am still working on the little strip of paint by the crown in the dining room. I am down to the area above two doors. The paint is very hard to remove and because I am working over my head, I can only scrape for about 30 minutes.
All this paint removal has me thinking about colors. I thought I knew what I wanted but maybe not.