Thursday, January 14, 2016
Hand Planed Walls
Bill's last trip to Old Farm was a long weekend spent cleaning up, preparing and painting the original hand planed tall walls upstairs. These boards are very wide since the British militia were not allowed to tax wood or items upstairs in colonial homes. One wall like this was built to give the children a place to sleep with riser walls inside as well. The wall color is Benjamin Moore's "Decorator White"
At one time there was a ceiling installed above the door which we have removed and we will soon complete the tall walls with similar; wide old boards we have found. I stripped the hand made door and will only paint the new board above it, leaving some of the original paint on the old wood.
The same boards on the inside are painted Benjamin Moore's Linen White for some contrast in the room...