Sunday, October 22, 2006

Well, we got the flooring down upstairs. That only required pulling the old carpet out from under ther toilet (had to remove the john to do so), ditto the large sink cabinetry (ditto the moving as someone had actually run the carpet not only under the cabinets but partway up the wall behind it instead of cutting it to size), and lifting the cast iron clawfoot tub to remove small patches of carpet from under the feet and put in the tile squares. It's finished. I'm finished. Now it's the next owner's headache.
Did I mention the small leak from undoing the plumbing so we could move the sink?
Next: wallpapering the downstairs bath. I do so love wallpapering. (Briefly considers "finger" emoticon)
The walls are just too uneven to get away with simply slapping a coat of paint on them.
Prepasted vinyl is going up. Fret not, it is a matte finish, in a relatively tasteful blue wash.
I steamed off a particularly unpleasant embossed pearlized extremely busy BLUE ROSE floral, lace, and ribbon patterned paper shortly after we moved in. That was very satisfying. Not quite as fulfilling as painting over the Bubblegum Pink clawfoot tub, but close.
The wallpaper had been laid directly over a previous layer of paper with a simple little rosebud (1/16") pattern. Unfortunately, as is often the case when you do this, the mildew had taken hold in the old wheat paste between them. I scrubbed with bleach for days, then painted it with an inhibitory primer. That was about 3 years ago. Never got 'round to painting, you know how you just get used to looking at a room without really seeing it?
So I'll be painting the cabinetry and trim while I'm at it.
Gripe gripe whinge moan.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:31 AM


Bubblegum pink clawfoot tub!?! Good Lord...who was the decorator for the people before you, Liberace?


Monday, October 23, 2006 4:46 AM


Stinkingrose- I have sooooo been there. take a break and then go back to cursing the morons who "decorated, if you can call it that" the house before you. I think you should have to take a home improvement test before being allowed to vandalize houses with the insanity....I'm just sorry you got stuck fixing their mess...good luck

Sunday, October 22, 2006 3:13 PM


OK wowm you are tired and most deserving of a rest! FMF sits in envy of the clawfoot tub!


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