Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2008 Street of Dreams - Portland

Welcome friends,


Are you ready for Portland's 32nd Annual Street of Dreams? It starts Saturday, August 16th and will be open for a month. Visit the website for more details and information. Hopefully you saved the discount coupon in your NW Natural Gas bill last month. Tickets are $17.50 this year!

I worked on the entry wall in the Lisac Brothers Construction home. You can see a sneak preview of it above. It's a contemporary home and the designers gave me a palette and let me have some fun. Thank you Michelle, Maureen and Sara!

My challenge... because the house was already completed I didn't get a chance to spec out the finish of the drywall. So, I was faced with knockdown texture. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, builders in the NW put texture on walls. Most of them apply orange peel which literally looks like the skin of an orange. Now the trend is to spray on texture and knock it down - a trend I hope doesn't stick around. The photo below is the knockdown before I got my hands on it and plastered away.

The wall doesn't look that big in the first picture, but I did need two tiers of scaffolding to work on it. See my ladder and scaffolding set up? Big fan of the aluminum scaffolding.

While I was working on the project I took a break to enjoy the incredible views of Mt. St Helens and Mt. Adams. I noticed a smoke cloud which turned out to be the Cold Springs Fire in Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Trout Lake due to a lightning strike.


I've been quite busy and hope to post some after pictures of some recent projects. I'll be back to tell you more about the Street of Dreams. Stay tuned.

12 comments:

Jessica said...

Awesome job! I had no idea that the orange peel texture was a NW thing. You learn something new every day......

Mr said...

One of the main reasons you should get a portable aluminium scaffold tower is for your safety. Working at heights with a ladder is usually not a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Your way of describing everything in this paragraph
is really fastidious, all can simply know it,
Thanks a lot.

Visit my web site - pressebooksmn.xitti.com/link/5

Anonymous said...

People are very interested to watch the latest crime news.
I also have to wonder if the evening news shows are
more interested in ratings or in reporting the real news.
The reliable reviews on business and forecast about products and services.



Here is my blog latest world news

Anonymous said...

No matter what level of your fitness, developing a proper fitness program will allow you to make improvements to your golf swing.
What you should do is to focus or target a particular group of muscle
for once or even twice a week. This type of exercise will increase your cardiovascular endurance, improve your flexibility,
increase your muscle strength, improve your balance and can
actually reduce the risk of osteoporosis.


Also visit my site - youchilly.com

Anonymous said...

Your payments will not only get to you faster but it will provide you with a history of your earnings for
your records. We know because they have done so for millions of other people.

What I tell my clients is that they need to schedule their fitness time like it's a doctor's appointment.



Also visit my page ... playchat.ro

Anonymous said...

What's up, I would like to subscribe for this blog to get latest updates, therefore where can i do it please assist.

Take a look at my webpage: fitness tips women

Anonymous said...

Excellent post but I was wanting to know if you could write a
litte more on this topic? I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Many thanks!

my web blog: http://www.biotechnologyreview.net/ar/research-biotechnology.php

Anonymous said...

1- Number your curse words and call out a number when stress strikes.
It's almost always easy to make a joke about the way a cat ends up lying down or sitting. The world will suddenly look a much better place to live in.

My website :: http://dogownersclub.co.uk

Anonymous said...

The new tablet would be a further extension of these concepts
and yet another step into the future of computing for Apple.
Office goers and people who are travelling often do not
get time to read news from the newspaper or watch it to get good information they could subscribe for sports SMS alerts.
Due to the recent horrifying terror attacks
and other such couple of events people want to
be aware and alerted of the whereabouts of the nation.


my blog post; Latest Daily News

Anonymous said...

Or are you looking for some funny images for your
desktop or mobile phone wallpaper. It seems like the internet today is almost entirely full of nothing but funny pictures and videos
that people use to pass their days. simply keep in mind few websites that
may lead you to fun and smiles on face.

my site; lol pictures

Anonymous said...

Or maybe you look at it from a monetary standpoint and decide that Guy Ritchie and Madonna divorce was worse because they were
married so long and have children and there is a lot of money involved.
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan had a rough battle, when the movies related
to them were released at the same time. This is why the said Albanian gossip thashetheme
celebrity news blog page is written in Albanian '.

Review my webpage; latest celeb news