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Monday, February 26, 2007


Exhaustion used to be a word to me, now it's an intimate experience. I'm fatigued, tired, exhausted. Truly and utterly.

I took a personal day off from work on Friday and worked three days in a row at the house with Huz. We accomplished quite a lot, the two of us. We're a damned fine team, let me tell you.

Behold the hotness.

The Hotness of Home Renovation

Here's all that we did this weekend:


We scraped off the popcorn ceiling in the den, primed it, and painted it.
This is a nasty job that entails sealing off the entire room with masking tape and plastic, spraying down the ceiling with water, and then literally scraping the popcorn off, which rains down in wet globs all over you. I curse whoever invented popcorn ceilings. I curse you!

Popcorn Ceiling Removal - Oh The Fun!Popcorn Ceiling Removal - Oh The Fun!


While Huz did some overdue homework, I came up to the house and painted the dining room and kitchen my favorite green shade: Forest Canopy. It's a Martha Stewart color that Sherwin Williams doesn't sell anymore, but they were kind enough to mix it for me nonetheless. Thanks guys! I love this color! Huz came up in the early afternoon and finished priming and painting the den ceiling while I painted the previously electric blue hallway a lovely mocha brown.


Then we painted the bathroom. We call the before color "seasick blue".



We removed the popcorn ceiling in the living room, I painted the final coat in the bathroom, and Huz replaced the nasty light fixture in the kitchen.

kitchen BA

Now we need to finish priming and painting the living room ceiling, paint the living room walls, paint the trim throughout the house, get hardwoods in the den, finish painting the closet doors in the den and give all of the paneled walls a second coat of paint, paint the back door, replace the bathroom and bedroom fixtures, replace all of the brass switch plates throughout the house, pack, move, unpack, and then fall asleep for a month in our awesome new house!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 8:44 AM

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