It May Not Seem Like Much Progress

For the past two weekends we’ve had drywall finishers in the house and, guess what, they are finished.

The drywall finishers are finished.
The drywall finishers are finished.

Then Charlie spend a day wiping joint compound dust off the drywall in the conservatory. (He’s still has the master suite on his list.)

After dusting the walls, Charlie also wiped them down with a wet cloth.
After dusting the walls, Charlie also wiped them down with a wet cloth.

Next I bought 2 more gallons of primer and left all the fixin’s (so to speak) to get started on the priming.

Primer, paint brush, roller, roller pan, paint stir, and rags.
Primer, paint brush, roller, roller pan, paint stir, and rags.

Today he’s going to prime.

The ceiling is the first surface we're going to paint.
The ceiling is the first surface we’re going to paint.

It may not seem like progress to you but we’re one step closer to my favorite part: painting. Ceiling first.

What’s your least favorite decorating job?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “It May Not Seem Like Much Progress”

  1. Preparation for painting always takes time…often more time than it takes to do the painting. So I appreciated the progress. Tell Charlie my wife wants him to wear a dust mask when he does that! :-J

    1. He usually does wear one. And we have a brand new one for him. I’ll mention it in a kind and loving way. Thanks. Nothing like paint for instant gratification. Jo

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