We were back in the garage this morning, a little worse for wear after a Saturday night, but still ready to inhale some more dust and prep the space.
We had hoped to start painting, but a cool night and thoroughly soaked wood from yesterday's power washing put that hope on hold. A quick trip over to the lowes for sandpaper and paint samples and we were back in the garage sanding off mud from beams and masking the windows with painter's tape.
Today might not have been as transformative as yesterday, but that satisfaction of working towards our vision was still there. With each hornets nest knocked off a beam it felt like the space was a little closer to the immaculately clean and white gallery that will exist on the 23rd. Despite this progress we still wavered on our solution to the floor - whether to bust it all entirely and put new concrete or whether to only patch up the small areas.
One area of potential controversy was resolved by unanimous agreement, that ultra white is the way to go for the interior paint. The excitement and conviction with which we have been making these decisions may be the most satisfying part of this whole process. Every decision from ultra white versus cotton white or the merits of ordering a thousand stickers is talked about with this electrifying intensity that swallows me up in the moment. And at the end of the day all I can think about are the future possibilities- the 'what if's' that can become a reality with our project.
See you on Tuesday, Garage!
- James Creissen