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chipped paint

The cracking paint gives way in patterned flakes revealing dark bones of this weathered porch. The last coat I laid on I hoped would last, but again undress it with a blade and torch. The naked wood has beauty but … Continue reading

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corners

Our tin ceiling when it’s finished will have cornices each pressed and cut from powder-coated tin. So shiny it will be and so exotic: I hope that doing it won’t do me in. The corners of the cornices are intricate … Continue reading

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a little carpentry

My sons came home to help my arthritic shoulders raise high the roof (read: install a new ceiling in the upstairs bathroom). The old ceiling has been flaky: paint and plaster falling like errant snow. The word “help” is relative: … Continue reading

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