Saturday, February 23, 2008

Progress Report

I am pleased to say that I finished Garden Pleasures on Thursday evening. I have a picture, but since the mouse I use with the laptop, on which I write my blog posts, is suffering from a nearly severed wire, making it difficult to use, I will have to upload the picture using my desktop computer. Soon?

The powder room project is coming along slowly. I confess that the wallpapering job is probably the worst I have ever done; the paper didn't seem to have a lot of paste on it, making it very difficult to work with. One spot will require actual wallpaper paste since it didn't stick. I did get the border up underneath the paper, and we put up one piece of chair rail. We decided to limit the border to the walls with paper, although we will continue the chair rail on the other walls. I decided to paint the other walls, and found nearly a gallon of a light pink paint and a quart of a darker pink in our stash, so I combined them to get a nice shade. It wasn't my first choice, but we really didn't have $25 for a gallon of paint, so we did the frugal thing. I hope we can get the rest of the chair rail up today, then I can do some touch up painting, wash the floor, and clean the sink and vanity. We finally got the door back on the room, so no more running upstairs every time someone needs to use the toilet!

I will be glad to have this project behind me. The next one will be painting the upstairs hallway. Nothing fancy. It sounds, well, refreshing!

3 comments:

Teejay said...

Whenever I put up wallpaper or border I use alene's sticky glue applied with a foam paint brush. I apply it to the top 2 or 3 inches of the wallpaper then I smooth the piece of wallpaper to the wall where I want it to go, I then add another 3 inches or so of glue then I smooth that down. etc. There is a pic of my wallpaper on my blog, see my July 22nd post (there isn't a before pic there even though it says before and after). I hate doing it though and even though our house can use a lot more wallpaper I have not had the ambition to add anymore.

Ginny said...

I have never, ever had this problem with wallpaper. Usually I am cursing the over abundance of paste oozing out from all sides. The border went up much better and seemed to have a good amount of paste; at least, it didn't fall off the wall!

Daughter of the King said...

I have never wallpapered but I have seen it done and I think it could be tedious.....so I applaud you, especially with fibromyalgia.
I spent the biggest part of my day sleeping...like a catch up day, do you know what I mean.
Looking forward to the pictures.
Deby