Monday, December 14, 2009

it's the most tedious time of the year

so here's what we've been up to:

stripping. wallpaper.


uuuuuugggggghhhhhh.


after scoring, dousing in glue remover and ripping, we were left with a second layer...which we scored, doused in glue remover and ripped...aaaaaaand ripped and ripped and scraped and ripped in teeny, tiny, wee little pieces until every last bit was gone. then scrubbed the walls down with water to remove the rest of the glue residue. it. took. for. ever. thank goodness it was only the hallway. thank. goodness.

then we replaced one section of quarter round


...and flexed our scraping muscles some more to clean up approximately 50-yrs-worth of gunky paint on the baseboards.


after forever and a day, we finally had a clean slate



then it was time to fill in a bisquillion little holes and gouges and scuffed up edges...


and, drum roll please...PAINT!


wooho...

ok. so, technically...still not done. because we're painting stripes. however. that will have to wait until after christmas. baby steps.

don't worry, there's plenty of holiday cheer chez stone in addition to all the paint and brushes. holiday vignettes forthcoming. and the tree is coming home tomorrow.

...at least that's the plan.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

When you commented on my living room post I was JUST thinking "hm - wonder what mess they've been in over at the Stone residence?" and then BAM here you go with your post and yes... a mess indeed. I do not envy your wall paper adventure. Makes our wood paneling seem like a dream! I can't wait to see the stripes!

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