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Rushing through the home repairs. #13: Dining room, check. Moving on to living room..

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-28-2013 05:11 PM 572 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the paint and trim in the dining room is done. Admittedly I still have the old bright brass lighting installed as I have yet to fund the new chandelier, that is coming, but I need to keep on with what I have supplies for…

The next item on my list was drywall repair and paint in living room.

First off I hit some small holes in the sheet rock with drywall mud, and let it dry over…

Next was the less fun part. Move all of the furnishings that I could out of half of the living room, and put down drop cloths. It’s ugly, but effective. I spent a good hour and a half shoving things around and laying down drop cloths until I was satisfied that I wasn’t going to drop paint on anything important.

I did manage to drop a wooden curtain rod bracket and break it in the prep process. Yay fun… The break was clean, and I was able to glue and clamp it. It is currently in the clamps drying.

Now with everything clear, and the window uncovered, LOML opted to start taping newspaper to keep me from painting the window, and maintain our privacy. Hurricane Ike took our nice big oak tree, and the neighbor across the Bayou can see straight into our living room. Yuck!

Finally, I got to rolling out the ceiling white. I discovered some more areas that need patching / texture in the process, but not terrible stuff. I am going to simply jam wallboard mud in there, let it dry, sand and paint it for now… A foundation repair job appears to be necessary, and I am pretty sure I will need to re-patch / paint afterwards when the walls move again. Ick.

I have another coat of paint, and some corner cut in to do tonight, that should go MUCH faster though. Once that is done, and dry I get to move to the other side. Not going to be fun. I will need to mask off the fireplace, and cover up or move a VERY large CRT TV set… Ick…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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