The Secret Lair project got more elaborate as it went along…

The original concept was just a private little shack with an outhouse. Walls made of pallets were not out of the question. I was thinking about that this morning…0707150825…as I used my brand-new $8 cutting brush to do something I moved out here genuinely intending never to do again, carefully painting door trim. The initial crudity of the frame and sheathing came back to haunt me when I put up the trim, which through no fault of its own is not nearly as even or symmetrical as trim is supposed to be. But the fact that trim even exists rather wildly exceeds the initial design parameters, so bite me.

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5 Responses to The Secret Lair project got more elaborate as it went along…

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    The best laid plans of mice and men rarely survive the interface with reality intact. 🙂 (Paraphrasing some wise guy – or more than one – who’s name I can’t remember.)

  2. Joel says:

    But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain:
    The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
    Gang aft agley,
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
    For promis’d joy!

    – Robert Burns, “To A Mouse”

    Modern paraphrase: No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. 🙂

  3. MamaLiberty says:

    Thanks! I knew there was more than one version out there. And I did forget about Burns… shame on me. LOL

  4. Paul Bonneau says:

    The trim looks nice, Joel. It’s interesting how just a little embellishment like that completely transforms the look of a place, in human eyes. I completely don’t understand how esthetics works, but I know what looks good and what doesn’t.

  5. WOZ says:

    Don’t paint the door. Leave it white.

To the stake with the heretic!