I’m making slow progress on the dining room. After about 12 hours of steaming the wallpaper is finally off, and on Saturday a very good friend with a lot of tools came by to help me put up the crown moulding. I asked for his help because he has the tools, and he’s also quite a perfectionist. It took longer than expected because I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been, but I gotta admit it looks great.
This is why wallpaper is evil. Tearing off the wallpaper did expose a crack in the wall behind it. I think I can patch that.
I’ve now got the cold Karen had last weekend, so I suppose I’ll be bedridden tomorrow. I’m such a pansy when I’m sick. So I’m taking this opportunity to sponge off the last of the wallpaper glue so I can patch some holes, and finally get to painting. That’s the fun part. I’m also very good at it. For those of you who don’t know about my last painting project, here’s a picture:
Yes, a full gallon of primer fell on the floor, upside down. Karen had just said “You shouldn’t put the paint can on the rung of that stepladder.” What does she know?