Seeing as how every joint and corner in the Station has been taped an mudded, its time for MysteryMan to move onto staining and varnishing the wood for the ceiling while I continue on my texturing rampage.
We chose wood for 3 reasons.
1.) Sweet Zeus, not a chance in hell I’m putting drywall up there. Once was enough.
2.) We think the look fits the rustic man-cave feel of the place
3.) As with everything else in the Station, we’re practicing for the house. If we like the look, we’re considering using it in the mini-great room in the house.
Like this, but with a smaller piano. And ceiling height.
I like the warm look as opposed to big white vaulted ceilings. And actually, I like the color of that one as well, and just try replicating that with Minwax.
I made the mistake on Garrison to “mix stains” to achieve the perfect dark wood to match my trim. It takes a coat of dark walnut, and then two of a mahogany stain/poly combo to get the right color, and it’s worth knocking my head against the wall for at least five minutes every time I want to touch-up a piece of wood.
So I promised myself Memorial would have a standard stain color, even though I don’t want all my wood to be matchy-matchy.
So much easier said than done.
Sometimes I think all of you who take the white paintbrush to your trim are on to something.
The overall feel of Memorial will be “rustically elegant” as my aunt puts it.
I’m not sure any of these colors qualify. Like the sear-your-eyeballs out orange in the middle? Yeah, not so much.
I want to keep the wood color lighter with out the washed-out pine look and I’m having trouble finding the sweet spot between, not enough color, way too much color, and is that pink? Because no way will MysteryMan tolerate pink wood on the ceiling, and for that matter, neither will I.
Favorite stain colors anyone?