Knock Down

It is Sunday.  We were not expecting anyone to work on the house.  We drove to Crispers in Clermont for lunch and went to the Home Depot in the same shopping center. I am looking for a trellis to put against the large garage wall near the front door. I want square “window panes”, for lack of a better word.  I also want something large.  This is the closest I came to “exactly what I wanted”.  The only thing I don’t like is those spires. Perhaps I can cut them off.  They did not have the trellis in the store so I’ll have to order it on line.  This one is also meant to be mounted on a wall and not in the ground.  I’m not sure about anchoring into cement stucco on concrete blocks.  Don’t want to chip out that new stucco.

Dura-Trel 96 in. x 57 in. White Vinyl PVC Winchester Trellis

Though we were not expecting anything to be done, we went to the house on our way home.  We could see that someone had been there as soon as we got out of the car.


Well, Darn!!!  I wanted to watch this part.  JR Smullen told me that the spray the stuff on the wall to make the texture before painting.  I missed it this morning. The garage walls and ceiling were whiter than they were before.

Here is a closeup of the concrete block wall.

And, here is a closeup of the interior walls.  I’ve done some Google studying today and have decided that this finish is called “knock down” rather than “orange peel”.  the spots are flat.

The inside of the house is much brighter with this texture spatter on everything but the floor.

They put a heavier coat around doors and windows and we could not see the drywall color through it. Or maybe that is just the extra joint compound over the drywall that makes it so white.

The bunny is still visible, but I don’t think it will be for long.

The only things in the house that are not textured are shower and tub surrounds and the back side of the kitchen counter, which will be covered by cabinets.



4 thoughts on “Knock Down

  1. JR Smullen August 14, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Hi Dinata,

    The fix on the trellis could be as easy as “turn it upside down”. Those “spires” might make excellent anchors.

    JR “… engineers look at things differently” 🙂


    • Dinata Misovec August 14, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Great idea! I’ll do that if I don’t decide I like them.


  2. cas olverson August 19, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Perhaps you could leave the spires on top of the trellis temporarily, see how they look covered with vines, before you cut them off. You can always cut them off but you can’t put them back on if you changa you mind later 😉


    • Dinata Misovec August 19, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      That’s what I’m thinkin’ too, Cas. It’s good thinking, not procrastination.


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