Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I am making progress on the nursery.

Or, technically, the DDH is. Heh.

You may remember that we started with this:

Carpet, blech!
  Which became this:

No more carpet!
and then this:

First layer of sanding.
Then it became this:

Sanding done.
 Which was lots of progress, but the place was pretty gross:


Dusty windowsill.

Clean me.

So we cleaned it up! 

The windowsill is better; ignore the windows.

Clean slate!
 And spackled the walls:

The pink stuff is spackle. It dries clear, or white, or something.
And that's how the place sat for a few weeks. But in the last two weekends, the floor has gotten first one:

Stain One.

and then two:

Stain Two.
coats of stain.

And that's where we are now. He needs to, apparently, sand the floor yet again, put two coats of polyurethane on it, sand AGAIN, and THEN we can paint the walls. And THEN AFTER THAT hopefully we can move some furniture back in and put up new blinds and curtains and hopefully this will all be done by November. Although technically T-Rex will be sleeping upstairs for a couple months, it would be nice to be able to clear the guest room out again, since we'll definitely be having visitors soon.

Everybody clap for the DDH and tell him how wonderful he is! I have done absolutely nothing other than help wash down the walls. It's awesome.

Yay! Says the T-Rex.


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    1. Right? When I compare that to the carpet in the first much better.

      And of course he's frusterated because there are lots of inconsistencies and imperfections that you see in person and not in these photos, but it's still so much nicer than it was. And once we put in furniture and maybe a rug, you'll never even notice the little problems.

      Given how much work it's turned out to be, though, I think he may be rethinking his plan to DIY refinishing the rest of the floors in the house... ;-)