Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zero is the Hero!

Humor me.

Even if you're not the artistic type (I know, there are some of you out there who are reading this), go ahead. Do it.

Just for fun, test the artistic eye within you, and take the hue test.

It's designed to see how good your eyes are at discerning color differences. This test gives you one hundred blocks in four sets, and you have to click and drag the boxes in order to put the colored squares in order. (Once you click on the site, find your country and click on it - I know it works for 'United States' at least!)

The results then let you see what colors you may have trouble seeing (or at least discerning). A score of zero is perfect. I suspect that most of you will score a zero - like me!

Pastel Guy - pastel paintings

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Room Painting Gone Haywire, part II

Part One, where the damaged studs and subfloor have been removed.

Part Two, where the studs and subfloor have been replaced.

Part Three, where it stands right now. The 5/8 inch composite board is over the top of the subfloor, the insulation has been added between the studs, and the vapor barrier stapled in. The level of the floor now matches the closet (where I'm standing to photograph), and the shower room (to the left). Unfortunately, the medicine cabinets we bought to span the 6 foot width are too wide by about a half-inch, so it's back to the drawing board for that. And I can't finalize the lighting requirements until the mirror situation is figured out...

Then, of course, I have a grand design for the tile forming in my mind. I just hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew. It should be like making a stained glass panel, right?

Until next time,
Pastel (and home remodeler) Guy - handmade jewelry for sale