Oh Projects, My Projects

It was a long weekend of work, cleaning and fun but with the extra hour in my day I decided to tackle a project that’s been hanging over my head for awhile.

On Sunday I cleared the hallway by taking down the 5 frames and 1 canvas print and moving the rug into the guest room. Then I lay down some drop cloths and went back up the step stool to finish scraping the last bits of texture from the hallway ceiling. I filled in the gouges in the drywall, waited for it to dry, and then sanded the ceiling. I wiped it down with a damp washcloth and dusted then pulled out the ceiling paint.

Finally it was done and I could clean up. There are just a few spots that need touching up but I can do that Monday without a lot of drama. The dogs got just a bit dirty.

PhotobucketI’d also filled in some gaps at the top of the door frames with white caulk. According to my project list, I still need to touch up the white paint on the door frames (all four of ’em) and then touch up the wall paint.

Before getting to the wall paint and baseboards though, I need to use the long hallway for storage!

Next up is finishing the ceiling in the office which involves:

  • moving out the 8 bookshelves into the hallway and living room
  • moving out the chairs, foot rest, lamps and nightstand
  • covering the desk which is too large to be removed from the room
  • take down the curtains
  • lay out drop cloths
  • finish scraping the ceiling (which is really rough)
  • sand the ceiling and fill in any rough spots
  • paint the ceiling

Then I can rearrange the furniture the way I’ve been thinking about for awhile now! Looking forward to the full redo and cleaning out and reorganizing the closet space too.

Hopefully Dad can come out this month to cut and install some baseboards. This has only been on my to do list for 3 years or so! While I’d like to be able to pull out the carpet I’m thinking that’s going to be a project for next year or later.

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