Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

October 30th, 2006 § Comments Off on Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head § permalink

Big, blue, latex rain drops. If I ever find out who textured the ceilings in my dining room and living room I’m going to do unspeakable things to them.

Dad and I spent the better part of two weeks scraping the texture off of the upper part of the walls. It’s slow, miserable work. Then we crack filled, and primed the walls.

Then I spent an entire day putting one coat of paint on the ceiling and the walls.

The ceiling is so heavily textured that it holds too much paint and for about an hour after I finished a section, it would still be dripping paint. To make matters worse, the roller would break off any of the texture that stood too tall. This means the paint soaked pieces of plaster would come off of the ceiling, stick to the roller, and then fly off in all directions.

Woody not happy.

The next time that I touch that ceiling, it will be with a crowbar in my hand, a smile on my face, and destruction in my heart.

On a related note, I once again shopped at a non-Home Depot hardware store and got screwed.

I picked up a gallon of ceiling paint from Home Hardware for $27. I was at Home depot the following weekend and they were selling 2 gallons of ceiling paint for $26.

This just reinforces my claim that Home Depot is the greatest store on earth.

Stripes Are Slimming

October 30th, 2006 § Comments Off on Stripes Are Slimming § permalink

At long last, the upstairs hallway is done.

The stripes are all the same colour, alternating between eggshell and semi-gloss finishes.

There are forty-six stripes. Forty-six individually painted stripes. Forty-six individual, meticulously measured, painstakingly painted stripes.

And what have I learned about painting stripes on a wall? It’s a good way to use up a rainy Sunday and dispose of any remaining sanity.

Special thanks to Dad for manning the laser level.


October 27th, 2006 § Comments Off on 1…2…3…Light! § permalink




and then there was light! (switches)

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