Monday, August 4, 2008

A Dusty Mess

Certain tasks carry with them a great sense of accomplishment. Tearing down old wallpaper is one example. Both the physicality of tearing the paper from a wall and the visual impact it has on the space is extremely satisfying.

Sanding walls is NOT one of those tasks.

Prepping our walls for paint is a highly tedious, repetitive, messy and time-consuming process. In addition, you can't really see the progress you are making. It almost feels as if you are making more work for yourself.

So yesterday we sanded. And spackled. And sanded again. The walls, the ceiling, the walls again. And there are still a few small spots that need more spackling and sanding.

But the end is in sight: we are almost ready to prime the walls in the living room and master bedroom. The bonus is that these are two of the largest rooms in the house. In theory, the other smaller rooms (the dining room and spare bedrooms) should pale in comparison, and we should be able to knock those out relatively quickly.

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