1. A degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has the consistency of cream.
2. Steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.
Yep, that's it. As Prince John would say, "That's me to a tee....it really is...."
Exhibit A. Anybody recognize this?
Fall 1998. One of the photos I found of our very first house (oh yeah - a whole stack 'em). That means I was 22, had an 20 month old Sierra and baby Brendan would've been about 4 months .....and what was the latest project I had spent my "extra" time doing? Okay nursing, but aside from that? Smoothing out the bottom half of the dining room walls with joint compound, followed by sanding, sanding and sanding some more to
make sure that the whole front of my house had a nice thick coat of white dust get a nice smooth finish for my picture frame molding. Oh, if only I would have recognized the symptoms early on....
Luckily, years later in Arizona they didn't texture the kitchen nook wall, which meant I could cheat. Finally- something I'm good at. Slap up some chair rail, a few mitered boxes, paint it out and we're good to go. That was years before blogging (and patterned throw pillows obviously), so I don't have any close up shots, unless you count thisor this. Down the entry hall we put in tongue and grove paneling to help cover up where the seam was on the wall from enclosing the dining room and adding french doors. Shocker, right? White painted paneling. Who woulda ever thought?
Fast forward to our Utah house with all it's architectural interest. Of a shoebox.
Some pieces of wood, painted out wall...raise your hand if you sense a theme.
Good. I'm consistent. Call it boring, call it predictable, I prefer to think that it means I know what I like. And I like interesting walls. Always have. Not the kind with childrens names scrawled on it, or faded spots from scrubbing poo off "washable flat" (it's a LIE people), and don't cha know I've got plenty of those. I mean stuff like this But simpler. More streamlined. And, of course, painted.
In this house I wanted to do something a little different, and I was determined to do it the "right" way (note to self: it's hard to do it the right way if you don't actually know what the right way is).
So up with some "eucaboard," first in full sheets
and then pieced together when I realized how many trips to Lowe's I would be making otherwise. Added some MDF, trim and a little ledge-y top piece to cap it all off
Primed it all out
which is when I figured out that I should be worker smarter, not harder. So on the big walls I primed and painted the background wood before putting up all the 2,174 pieces. (The answer is yes, the dog IS always looking out the window. When she's not busy passing gas.)A thin piece of trim on the side to cover up all the individual pieces.