Haha, sucked you in with the title didn’t I?! Alas, I am alone and working hard this week to finish up my bedroom project. To keep me honest I wanted to share some updates and photos. Everything is now away from the walls and piled either in the middle of the room or just about everywhere else on the second floor.
The cats need a lot of reassurance when they are up there. Poor things, it’s been an upsetting week for them with their dad gone, mom working, and a whole floor in disarray. They were REALLY confused when I went to bed in the guest room last night. I swear they spent half the night trying out different places to sleep themselves. You can see them both beginning to explore the new kitty maze in the photo below.
You can see how festive the room looks with the blue painters tape going up, as well as the over flow shelves now at the top of the stairs. Note, I am being safe. I turned off the electricity to the bedroom and am using the halls power now. Only had to electrocute myself once to get smart about safety! You can also see I’ve completed scraping and sanding the loose bits of paint. It’s amazing how much ends up coming off!
I got half way around the room when I ran out of tape. Doh! I have to admit I would have been really upset if I got 95% around the room and then needed more tape for the last 2 feet.
I ran out of tape at almost exactly 5pm, so I called it a night. Today I worked my second shift at Starbucks from 6am-9:30am, spackled when I got home, and ran to the store to get the rest of my supplies. That pile of furniture is now covered with a plastic tarp and after this post I’ll be back on tape duty. Ace hardware didn’t end up having the Gardz primer in stock so I picked up the oil based Kiltz primer that should also seal in the wallpaper paste residue. (Fingers crossed) Luckily, they did have the 1-2-3 primer all the paint forums recommended to go on top of that, so I am still on track to start priming tomorrow! =D
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be this far along. This project that has hung over my head since November and now I will be done with it on Monday! I swear it will be a looooooong time before I start in on the wallpaper in the bathrooms. So what do you do to kill the time while your home alone? Haha.