Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I sanded, washed, primed and painted a whole kitchen and hallway in less than two weeks. I am three weeks into this project, maybe four, and I am yet to prime an inch. I am so over this living room. I am sick of moving the furniture into the center of the room in order to screw up the walls more.
I did have a visit on Friday afternoon from my construction guardian angel tom Brady Jr. (Not that Tom Brady). I am talking about Franklin’s own hammer wielding super hero and devoted dad. He is also a good friend and came over to try and teach me a few simple tricks that may save my walls. He even left me with some key tools that I was missing and other misc. items to help me not completely ruin my interior.
Right now it is Monday evening. I have put about 60 hours into this room and it looks just as crappy as it did the moment I stripped the last piece of wallpaper off. I did use Tom’s metals putty knife and the good putty, but the wallpaper scrapper might have been too much tool for me. I now have a few more holes and a lot less motivation. I am so over this room renovation. If it was up to me I would simply hand a professional the paint I bought and a blank check and let the room be done.