Four weeks ago, we transitioned our efforts from the upstairs apartment (what we’re lovingly calling The Nest) to the restaurant dining room below. The first couple days were dedicated to some light demolition, hole patching, and a lot of cleaning. We also found a family to take custody of the piano, and the previous owners came to haul away the giant bakery case for which we had no use. It felt great to whittle down the objects in the room and get things going.
From that point on, it’s been all painting prep, all the time. The walls and ceiling were in need of some TLC. There was endless scraping, lots of backaches, and the need to constantly remind ourselves that there is no chance those old walls will ever look perfect. I cannot tell you how lame it was to go to work everyday knowing we faced yet another day of scraping.
So. Much. Scraping. It was making us INSANE.
Also, I never want to touch another piece of beadboard as long as I live.
But, things are looking up! This past weekend, we finally switched to taping and priming. We used a spray gun for the primer, so it was done in a matter of hours – and holy cow was it messy. While we still have a ways to go until we’re happy with the walls, we’re satisfied by how clean and bright the room is starting to feel. Progress!
We’ll be out of town for most of the week, but will return with unwavering enthusiasm for our next projects: lighting for Brian and a lot of paint touchups and hole-patching for me.