Sunday, October 03, 2010

this Sunday is no day of rest

Hello, beadboard! Goodbye, plastic ceiling!

I really want to get the beadboard ceiling up before I go to bed tonight. Priming the beadboard over the last week was tedious. I used Zinsser which everyone raves about, and I'm impressed with the light yet thorough coat it's given, but it was a bear to use and ruined my best paintbrush. Lesson learned. Unless there's something I don't know about that works with the stuff, I'd say plan to throw away the brush you use with Zinsser at the end of each day, because you won't be able to get it out of the brush afterward. But, I suppose this one of those omelette/breaking egg scenarios. Was worth it to get a good finshed finish. :P

I started painting them last night, and planned to finish the lot, but I just did a handful using a variety of implements for paint application, and finally decided I wasn't happy with any of them. Then I woke up this morning and the ones I'd done with my Shur-Line spongey thingie turned out quite nicely, so I've been at the task of finishing the painting all morning. I have about a dozen or so boards to finish, but right now the last lot is drying on the scaffold, but I've used all available space there and I need to let them finish drying before I make the final push.

I have the air compressor and nailgun handy, and Himself and teh puppehs as my beautiful assistants-- how can I go wrong?

I'm squeeing!
Yes, that's paper over the a/c vent-- you'll note someone very cleverly(?!) placed the thermostat under the vent, and it would blow right onto the thermostat and make it think the house was the appropriate temp and kick the unit off. Meanwhile the rest of the house would be freezing or bloody boiling. [And yes, that's the very thermostat that's overdue for a ritual killing. We'll probably make it go 'splodey at Blogorado next year, or somesuch.]
Hopefully we'll get that cover back up on it today, and that'll be a huge improvement, too. :) That is not to say that the paper/plastic/tape combination doesn't reek of elegance and refinement, but still...


Christina LMT said...

I can't wait to see! You are such a handy person. :)

charlotte g said...

I, who have NO rennovation skills, read you with the contentment I watch makeovers on Home & Garden Network. And you don't have commercials.

phlegmfatale said...

Christina - This stuff is not that hard - it just takes the willingness to do it and it helps to have guidance from folks who have done it before, but you could totally do everything I've been doing too. :)

charlotte - That's a huge compliment, but I think you sell yourself short-- if you wanted to do this stuff, you totally could. :)

Sigivald said...

I suggest an angled louver on the vent.

Direct the air off to one side and it shouldn't anger the evil thermostat as much.