These past few weeks have not been very productive in terms of working on the house. I have a 9-5 job which keeps me busy during the week. I’ve also started going back to the gym before work so when I get home on these 90+ degree days I’m fairly tuckered out.
Charlie has been concentrating on the potager.
He did find time to call our local lumber yard and plan for the wrong trim switcheroo which is supposed to happen today. (We’re switching the wrongly delivered colonial trim with ranch casing, not because we like it better but because it matches the rest of the house.)
I also emailed the lumber yard to get receipts for our recent phone orders. While I can see the debit on our charge card I always like an itemized list.
Last weekend I spent the morning at the wallpaper store and yesterday I placed my order.
I ordered six single rolls (@ $34.99 each less a 30% discount) of Blue Strie by Blue Mountain. The salesperson at the store told me the company is discontinuing this paper and only has 14 rolls in stock, happily I only need 6.
Wallpaper is priced per single roll but is packaged as double rolls so we’ll be receiving 3 double rolls shipped directly to the house.
Now that the wallpaper is ordered I’ve made a list of supplies I will need on order to be prepared:
- 6″ taping knife
- wallpaper primer
- plumb bob or long level
- wallpaper wetting tray
- razor blades
- straight edge
- tape measure
- seam roller
- paper smoother
I’m sure we already own the items in green above if I can locate them in the chaos of the dining room. Tonight I’ll get or find the other items.
This weekend I’ll clear out the dining room and prime the upper walls with wallpaper primer while (hopefully) the guys work on installing trim.
Have you stalled on a project? What got you going again?