Full of Paint, Dust, and Drywall Mud

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hmmmm, how to explain this. We have a lot of projects on the go at the same time. The biggest project that's been on the go as of late has been the deck project. I am so excited to have a deck, I can't even tell you. I've been dreaming of suntanning on a deck with a Pepsi and a magazine ever since we moved into this house. It's just not the same sitting on a chair in the grass. Whenever the wind blows and grass touches your feet or legs it's like bugs are crawling on you. Not cool. You know what I mean.

Before Alex builds the deck, there were a few other projects that he needed to tackle. First, he had to replace some basement windows which will be inaccessable after the deck is up. Also, he had to install a door in the back of the house. Woah, Nelly! That's another story for another day.

Anyway, while Alex has and will be working on the deck for the next little while, I decided to tackle the "breakfast room" or the "back room" as we sometimes call it. It's a plain little room, 12x9, with two windows and now a door (woohoo!) which will eventually lead out onto the new deck.

It needs help.

So today I was busy doing all sorts of dirty, yucky work. I sanded the bleep out of two walls and baseboards, put drywall mud on all sorts of uneven places, and even primed and painted the hallway leading to the room. When Alex gets home from work he says he is going to show me how to install the trim that we are adding to the baseboards in the hallway and in the room. That way I can keep busy working inside, while he is busy working outside.

Eek! Trim sounds tricky!

Me making a big mess.

Gotta love those dings and dents.

This is the trim that we're going to add to the baseboards to build them up a bit.
Mitre saw, here I come!


  1. Oooh, can't wait to see how this works. Our baseboards are so short and boring, I wondered how we could beef them up without taking them out and replacing them. Good luck!

  2. You can do it Sarah! Tools are fun!

  3. just be glad you are doing it when you are young. You would not want to be doing this in your sixties. Believe me!


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