Along with a little bit of this this weekend:
Travis got the flu and spent most of it on the couch and in bed!
Rare occurrence for him. Not sure other than a cold it has ever happened in 6+ years
Maybe he is allergic to work? Nah!
Before this--He spent the whole week on the water leak, that found here last weekend.
After finding this behind the washing machine.....
We lost a week(or gained a few years of life!) Cleaned out the pipes and he replaced the faucets.
It sure takes alot of tools! Every available surface was covered with tools!
But I mean ----Come on--look at this gunk?! This is why we use a Brita filter for our water consumption!
And it wasn't enough that we turned off the main water, opening all the faucets, changing out the faucets, turning on the main, closing the faucets, that we find this little itty bitty leak... and start back at the beginning.
No such leaking the 2nd go around (and when I saw we, I did the running & he did the real work)
And then comes the adding of drywall. I think this was less than $5 worth of materials?
Luckily we had all the other tools. Yes more tools!
And then he mudded the area(joint compound I think)
And this takes us to the bedroom...
We have slept in the same room as this gaping hole since we moved in.
Shocking I know! That I never mentioned it before....
It has been quite the sore spot since I realized some time ago WHY it was there at all. We asked the sellers to replace the breaker box, they did... and that was all. Not even bothering to replace the drywall once the job is done! Sigh... other patch in the garage is missing too due to this project.
Looking more closely we notice daylight thru the wall :( No wonder I have battled spiders all this time!!!
And I have to wear socks to bed (or maybe that is because I am a woman?)
Now a few spiders are a small price to pay for the new electrical panel we requested during the inspection. The old one had been recalled back in the 80's but no one ever noticed... And the place did not burn down so all was well...
We got instead of new flooring, a new breaker box! Weeeeee!
Hardly something you brag to your peers about,
but OUR house is not going to burn down around this box!
And everything is labelled which is a dream come true.
(Except for those 4 way switches/front lights and turning off the plugged in lights with a switch upstairs causes the outside front light/plugs to work... Hmmmm...)
Do you think a white patch here will detract from the baby blue and pink bedroom?
Here is a sneak peak at what I did this weekend!
They are definitely not NEW...
but clean and fresh and NOT greasy is all I am after.
I would take nicks, dings and knife scrapes over what I had in there before anyway!
|Even a mediocre paint job!|
I was going to go for a smaller shot like this to just give you a tease:
But I couldn't make the sweet molasses(brown) come out quite right in color so it wouldn't be fair.
I still have to paint the final coat on the accent wall. It is not quite as orange as the pics make it out to be since it is just primer. Not that I mind the color it is now, it is just not in the plan.
Once we paint this--it will NEVER be painted again.
Too many tall corners and straight lines--that I cannot do well.
As for cupboard, I have some touch ups to do, send off the hinges to a friend, and get those doors & drawers painted!
Thank you Travis for working so hard all week that being sick this weekend didn't even phase us!