I was getting tired of making zero progress in the dining room which I started wallpapering months ago.
In addition to clearing up the clutter, the trim and paneling also need to be painted.
However before painting the trim every little pneumatic nail hole needs to be filled.
I chose to use wood filler in a tube — squeeze, wipe with finger, wipe with rag.
Charlie told me I’d have to sand it all before painting but that’s not the case because I’m wiping it very well with a little piece of paper towel that has a bit of texture to it.
I gave all the trim and paneling a coat of interior semi-gloss but it’s not covering very well so I know it will need multiple coats of paint.
I asked Charlie, who is an excellent caulker, if he would make all the seams in the trim and paneling disappear with his mighty caulking gun.
I don’t think he really wants to do it but when he sees the difference it will make I’m fairly sure he’ll make the effort.
After he caulks I’ll give everything another coat of paint.
I really need to get energized to finish the wallpaper. It takes concentration and determination with which I’m not at the moment imbued.
Do you have a special skill you can count on and of which you’re suitably proud?