Getting Ready To Paint

Some time you have to do a lot of little things to be able to get to the bigger part of the projects, This was one of those weeks.

We tidied up the wires on the roof by taping the pairs of wires together and then securing them in place with zip ties and screws. 


Then we cut out a section of the cabinet. Jerud had this great idea that instead of taking up counter space to dry dishes on towels (like we currently do at home), we could cut a hole in the bottom of the cabinet above the sink, set a drying rack above the sink, and put wet dishes in there so while drying in the rack the water would drip straight into the sink! Brilliant! So we gave it a shot.

In preparation for the first layer of paint (yay!) we had to fix the bedroom window. The glue we used around the windows had squirted out a bit and it had to be smoothed out before we could paint. I tried using a utility knife first - which worked ok until it started to cut the wood. The orbital sander didn't work, it just moved the dried glue around the wood. The sanding block worked ok but not great. Turns out the sheet sander was the best.


And now that's done.

Next to the door leading into the bathroom is where the old thermostat was located. We removed it since we no longer have A/C or heat. Now there's a hole. We needed an easy fix. Solution? Glue a piece of luan behind the hole. Use a hook and string to tied it to something across the room to keep tension on the newly glue luan. Then cover it with joint compound!


Last thing that we did was cut out the new thermostat hole for the bedroom floor heaters. The thermostat is on the closet wall across from the bathroom in the bedroom area.


And finally paint!!! So exciting!!!


And once the seal was broken...I started priming cabinet doors and whatever else I could get my hands on!