We’re only two days in, and it’ has already been a week around the Liberty House. I think there has been more impactful progress on the interior house in the last 48 hours than in the last 7 months.
I probably gave you the impression that my weekend was all happiness and awesome basement doors, but the truth is that was just a small side project. The real work was prepping for the painters scheduled to come this week, which meant a lot of hours standing on a ladder, patching ceiling holes and sanding drywall dust directly into my very perfect eyeballs.
You want a drywall challenge?
That’s a long, skinny hole, on the ceiling, on a corner, directly below a radiator pipe filled with scalding hot water. So, you know, this is when you don’t want to eff up with a drywall screw.
I’ve been avoiding this (and about 7 other holes in this ceiling) since I moved in. If I had a superpower it would be procrastinating house projects that I think are going to be way harder than they actually are.
The good news is that I finished texturing the patches at 11PM Sunday night, so that on Monday morning when the painters came we’d be ready to roll. I hired the painters to do 3 things:
- Paint the wainscoting, trim, and windows in the Pink Parlor and entryway
- Paint the ceiling in the Pink Parlor
- Paint the french doors in the entryway
I’m still tackling the actual walls themselves.
So, here’s where we’re at after two days.
The Pink Parlor?
No longer pink.
Technically the walls have been painted for a while, but with the wainscoting primed I feel like the memory of ALL THAT PINK is finally starting to fade. As it turns out though, I don’t love the new paint color on the walls either (BMoore’s November Rain) so I’ll be going a few shades lighter.
Now the entryway (aka worlds biggest hallway, aka the “what the eff do I do with this room” room) was a whole different story. Here’s what it looked like before, with a lot of dark red and honeyed oak…
Well, with the wainscotting and trim primed?
I swear my brain about short circuited from all of that red and white. I just. couldn’t. take it. Meryl and Chris are going to be here Friday to help me hang some wood planks in my upstairs hallway, so what I should have been doing was finishing off the last bit of this…
But instead I did this…
The painters tell me they are going to finish up in another day (since it took two days just to prime all the wood, and they have to do two coats of paint yet, I remain skeptical) but I am stoked to have the walls in these rooms done. You know, because there’s nothing more that I want to do then spend another weekend sanding the crap out of some floors. And the front door. And the stairs.
I do have to say, I felt a little guilty about hiring painters, but I’m still pulling my weight around here with the paintbrush, and getting a huge chunk of work knocked out this week feels awesome.