by Joe Bollig
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The small chapel at the Catholic Church Offices here has a new look thanks to its first touch-up in at least 30 years. The work began in April and was completed in June.
All the vinyl wall covering in the chapel interior was removed, as was the old popcorn ceiling coating. The walls were recovered with a neutral beige-colored vinyl covering and the ceiling was painted with a white, knockdown-textured ceiling paint, said Dan Himmelberg, archdiocesan director of real estate and construction.
Some pews, in which cracks had formed in the wood, were repaired.
Additionally, the vestibule just inside the doors to the chancery was painted a light seafoam green after the removal of the vinyl wallpaper, “something warm and inviting,” said Himmelberg.
The chapel was scheduled to reopen for worship on June 20.
The work was done by Dayco Painting Company of Grandview, Missouri.