A Little Chore for Charlie

I was so happy to get all the rooms in the house painted but most of it happened before we were finished all the big jobs.

There's a fairly deep scrape behind the toilet in the conservatory bathroom.
There’s a fairly deep scrape behind the toilet in the conservatory bathroom.

As you might expect the newly painted walls got dinged in a few places and I always had the plan to touch up the paint.

This scrape goes all the way into the drywall and needs to be patched.
This scrape goes all the way into the drywall and needs to be patched.

Unfortunately some of the walls were marked to the point that they need not only paint but also some spackle.

Fresh, pre-mixed patching plaster.
Fresh, pre-mixed patching plaster.

So I bought Charlie a brand new can of spackle since between the two of us he is the better spackler. Have at it, Babe.

Are you the painter or the spackler?


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. Weโ€™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.

9 thoughts on “A Little Chore for Charlie”

  1. When we painted our house I spackled, Chris’s job was to go around and sand all the spots, I would start painting, and then when he was done he would come help me paint. Only problem was he either forget to go back and sand or he just missed a BUNCH of spots. Next time around I’ll be sure to check his work. A man just can’t be trusted with details like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I am ambidextrous. I can paint or spackle. Sometimes I can do both that the same time. But often spackling is a good excuse for not painting. as in, “Well, I just spackled that wall so it will have to dry until tomorrow before I can paint.” Or the ever so popular. “Ran out of spackle compound, have to go to the home center.” and naturally that trip will cost several hundred dollars in new tools…

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