That's not to say I haven't been busy since I moseyed out of bed at 7:45 a.m. EEK! So late! Then I made coffee and sipped it while I munched on a soft hard roll loaded with tons of butter (YUM!) and read the Sunday paper. My Sunday ritual ever since I have started drinking coffee, I think I was about 24 at the time...
So, in-between bouts of paper reading I was up and down the ladder with the vinyl spackle, a knife, a sponge, and a sanding block. Still in my bathrobe and PJs, eyeglasses firmly planted on my nose so I could actually see what I was doing, I tackled the areas where the paint had been removed by removal of the wallpaper border leaving behind these "depressions." Fortunately, there were not too many of them, but before I can prime and then touch up the paint job to erase the yellow "ring around the wall" left behind by the wallpaper border, I had to patch up those depressions. So, I went to work. By the time I got to the last set of little depressions, I had given up sanding and wiping down, I was just mashing spackle into the depressions with my fingers and using my palms to press things flat, LOL! So much for all my good intentions to do the job the way it should be done. I want to make note, however, that I did start out on the first set of depressions - as well as a long narrow crack that appeared years ago above the patio door in the dinette that's been driving me crazy all this time but I'd never done anything about -- until this morning -- using the absolutely correct procedure of sanding, wiping, applying spackle in a thin layer and scraping it down, etc. etc. etc.
|The area above the patio door. The patches and the now covered-up crack are barely visible -- and this is before final |
sanding, wipe-down, priming and painting. Can't wait to put up my new curtain rod, too! Ugly cheap white thing, goodbye!
|Just a small area of wall to paint along the opening to the family room.|
Only one little lonely piece of wall stuff to remove in order to paint.
Okay, it's just about time to get the ladder back in position and smooth out those patches with the block sander. I love those things! I got the kind you can wash out - amazing! Now, I have been thinking about starting the process to paint the kitchen cabinet handles, but I've got a ton of laundry to do and these days it seems I can only focus on one thing at a time (senility setting in?), or I'm just damn lazy. I may save that project for next Saturday, when I don't have a half-day shopping trip planned. I wonder if the ladies from the Investment Club would even notice the changes, unless I inadvertently point them out...
Well, it's now 12:14 p.m. -- time to get a load of laundry in and get back up on that ladder and sand sand sand!