|No more carpet!|
|First sanding done.|
Unfortunately, this means he'll have to sand the edges of the room (where the belt sander can't reach) by hand. Three times. Heh.
He also had to pull up the staples that had held the carpet down and the carpet strips from the edges of the room:
|Lots and lots and lots of staples.|
|Carpet strips, aka, little boards full of tiny nails, |
pointy sides up.
We went and bought a bunch of stuff at Lowe's for the painting and sanding, even though we're not ready to paint yet and haven't chosen a color, because I had a coupon. And you don't miss an opportunity to use a 10% off coupon at Lowe's when you have a big project coming up.
Here are our test patches of paint. We narrowed it down to two blues and a brown (we think). The lighter blue is really hard to see in the picture, but visible in real life. It's just really pale.
|Evening (artificial light).|
The rest of the house is a total wreck, though.