Tuesday, January 30, 2007
What Goes Around Comes Around
No, this posting isn't about being broken down by the side of the road...it's about stripping paint. Long have I roamed the online message boards reading the horrific accounts of others who had to strip paint from beams, bricks, and even a diving board. I sat smugly thinking to myself, "Self, isn't it nice you don't have to strip paint?" Yup, no scrubbing, scraping, or screaming for me. But alas, what goes around comes around.
So this weekend I decided to just remove a little paint from my fireplace. You guessed it: I scrubbed; I scraped; I even screamed.
DURINGAFTERI have a new-found respect for those who brave the Citristrip and a BBQ brush. But I really like the results. It turns out the fireplace was painted several times. So I'm left with this cool layering of red, olive green, black, and tan.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Long time...no see?
Showing the HallwayAs you can see, there's still a lot of work to be done. Despite my obsessive compulsive tendencies, I'm not really a fan of white walls -- too sterile. So I'm slowly working my way through the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Also, do note: wood floors always look better in photos than in reality. I've had several people comment on how good they look -- it's just an optical illusion.