Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Walls Incarnadine

More home improvement under way.

Here's Kathy, looking rather brawny, at work on another kitchen soffit. (I had never heard the word "soffit" before commencing this project. A useful word, that is if we're using it correctly.)

As our shade of red, cheerfully described as "cranberry zing," was darker than we feared (if brighter than we would have liked), we decided to sacrifice another part of the kitchen to the Red Gods.

And here's the result.


Anonymous Johan Larson said...

I think you have those two photos reversed.

8:05 AM  
Blogger HaloJonesFan said...

That looks really good!

I've often thought that you can't really be too dark with red. Sure, dark red in the paint pot might look like a bucket of blood, but bright red on the walls just looks really strange.

10:15 AM  
Blogger qtera31 said...

Ooooh - I am glad you painted that "soffit" too. It looks great!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Tarl Neustaedter said...

I don't think you are using the term "soffit" correctly. I've run into the word in the context of "soffit vents" venting an attic to the outside world. Looking in the dictionary, the word applies specifically to the horizontal underside of a cornice, not a vertical moulding, which is what you are showing. Sorry...

4:14 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

I uploaded the two photos in exactly the right order. Blogger reversed them in its own charming way.

I'm sorry not to have the word "soffit" to use anymore. It's so much easier than "vertical moulding," which doesn't actually mean anything to me.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

From Wikipedia:

"In modern architecture, a soffit can be installed on the underside of a ceiling to fill the space above the kitchen cabinets, at the corner of the ceiling and wall. Typically made from gypsum wallboard, over 2x4 studs, the soffit is also made from a wide range of building materials."

This *has* to be true, because I read it on the Internet!

--Kathy H.

12:11 PM  
Blogger HaloJonesFan said...

Hm, that's funny. I just went to Wikipedia and it said that a soffit was "a big vent on the wall/cieling of a house. only fagz use the term soffit."

Surely one of us is wrong! But which one? I'm certainly never wrong, so it must be you.

11:29 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

hjf seems to be conducting a charm offensive.

1:34 PM  

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