Monday, April 02, 2007

The Walls Came Crumbling Down, Slooooooowly

Well, we decided that as much as we REALLY wanted to just paint over the walls in the guest bedroom, it was probably best to try to remove the 'junk' that was there.

Two of the walls were covered in some sort of dust/old glue that was fun fun fun to remove - a mere 8 hours later we were down to the textured walls - phew! Here's a silly video clip that Joe didn't know Myra was taking: VIDEO. Here's Joe with the oversized toothbrush we were using.

Myra tried her hand at this expanding spray foam to insulate the holes from the electrical work - guess they really mean it that you don't need to fill it more to 1/3 way - it oozed just a little..

Meanwhile Joe attacked the cracked guest room corner for the 3rd time - and no, 3 times ended up NOT being the charm, the entire patch feel off again! Frustrating!!

After finishing up the scrubbing of the wall, the next project was texturing the small bedroom walls. For those of you who have never used textured paint before, it is basically paint with sand in it - and it not a lot of fun to put use this crazy loop roller that splatters everywhere. You need to stir it really well first, as demonstrated by Joe. Then two gallons of paint only did 3 walls and Myra!

The good news is, we are that much closer to priming and painting! Its starting to look like a house! Here's a few more pictures is you are interested.


Anonymous said...

The video is cute.

Love you, Dad Franz

Anonymous said...

looks like you are having a blast...although it is a lot of work! THat is so fun. I can't wait to come and see it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun...and work, too!
Glad you have good friends that want to share the fun with you!

Aunt Lin

Anonymous said...

Wow-what a tremendous amount of work you and your friends are doing! I'm glad you don't have to live there while all the mess continues. When you get done that place is going to really SHINE! You will certainly make a profit when you sell it and MOVE BACK EAST! (gentle hint) I'm looking forward to coming out to visit and admiring the amazing transformation you will have achieved! I know it must be weary work at times but just keep reminding yourself of how very pleasant it will be to relax in your BEAUTIFUL home, until you sell it at a profit and MOVE BACK EAST (subliminal message). We're very proud of the way you are working to restore your home and very proud of the fact that you are both so wonderful that your friends pitch in to help! We miss and love you both!
Love Mom Franz