It took longer to cure than expected so only the first coat was applied.
Dom will try to get two more coats on today. The objective will be to have a very smooth look covering all the bricks. We decided to do this for three reasons:
- We don’t like the ugly yellow bricks
- The smooth look (painted white with masonry paint) is a mini facelift
- Prepares the surface if there comes a time that we do decide to use a gorgeous glass mosaic tile.
Dom, my dad and Noah all pitched in to help get the concrete cleaned up and to also help build the other wall and header needed near the kitchen.
No, my son was not trying to be cool with the sunglasses on. I made him wear those since we couldn’t find the safety goggles.
Concrete is not the safest product in the world to work with so protective clothing for him was my requirement.
I’m a bit of a bitch when it comes to safety and if I don’t see something being done according to OSHA standards I get sweaty and nervous. LOL Its a weird quirk of mine, but if you’re gonna do something, do it right the first time…and safely too.
The wall and header are now ready for tape and mud. This smaller entry way which connects the living room to the kitchen will eventually get a new door bell, long bench seat with storage inside and I would like to make it look like the photo below (just the bench, coat hooks and shelves with baskets):