A New Project — Offsite

My tenant, Charlie, and I have started a new project.

Adjacent walls of paneling and brick.
Adjacent walls of paneling and brick.

We’re helping another friend brighten up her living room.

The wall around a window had some water damage.
The wall around a window had some water damage.

Our first order of business is to paint the ceiling and walls.

I bravely started by priming the dark paneled wall.
I bravely started by priming the dark paneled wall.

To that end we spent yesterday evening removing everything from the walls and ceiling, taking down the curtains, spackling holes, and generally getting ready to paint.

One unexpected bonus was the floor under the wall-to-wall carpet seems to be in good condition.
One unexpected bonus was the floor under the wall-to-wall carpet seems to be in good condition.

Our mission for today is to get as much painting done as possible so we can at least put this area back together enough to use it on a daily basis until we finish the entire project.

We got everything spackled and primed last evening.
We got everything spackled and primed last evening.

A few additional improvements are in the works.

Have you ever painted paneling?

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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.

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