February 07, 2007
Well, I have a whole month to move in, so I'm taking advantage of the time to do some minor renovations of my own. Namely, stripping paint, sanding walls, patching holes, scraping off superfluous plaster, adding plaster where it's needed, refinishing the hardwood floors, painting the walls new, attractive colors, and really just giving the place a thorough cleaning.
Fortunately, I have an enthusiastic roommate who is very happy to have a new partner in crime for his home decorating/improvement projects. Sure, it's a rental property, but we have to live there. The landlord not only doesn't mind but sometimes pitches in supplies for these projects as well.
Well, I've spent the entire week stripping paint and chipping plaster off of the beautiful trim that lines the room. I'll be honest: I wasn't as thorough as I could have been with infinite time, patience, and a complete set of dental picks, but I think I've made some very significant progress. In fact, tonight I finished stripping the paint.
Tomorrow, I'm moving on to sanding the walls and getting it all ready for paint. If things go well tomorrow night, I may even paint.
Whether or not to paint is a tough call because on Saturday we will be sanding the floors and obviously that will result in a lot of dust and I do not want my fresh paint ruined by saw dust. On the other hand, it will have more than 24 hours to dry in a very dry, very warm environment. I'm eager to see how the colors I chose look.
So, anyway, I'm up late. I'm tired. I'm excited to work some more on my room. I'm REALLY excited to have it all done.
Anywhoodles, it's time for me to hit the hay.
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