Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Just Say No To Paneling
Today was my day off and I got a few things done. Dogs got baths, dusted, cleaned the hardwood floors, spot painted the kitchen trim, and filled in holes and patched areas in David’s room. If anyone ever wants to put paneling up I’d advise against it. I don’t know why anyone would want to put paneling up this day in age, but you never know. We have 2 bedrooms and one of our bathrooms with the paneling….obviously it’s all going to come down. We started with the upstairs spare bedroom that we call David’s room. It will eventually become a Vikings room. We’ve been slowly working on it for the past few weeks. Usually I’m in the mindset of “let’s get it done.” But with having the door closed it’s easy to forget about it and put it on the back burner. Originally it was to be David’s project and all the sudden the other day he said, “I’m going to need your help…you’re better at filling in the holes.” Right. I’m supposed to believe that? So guess what? He’s going to be good at sanding and painting. So the paneling is down, the holes have been patched…next up is sanding, painting the ceiling, painting the trim (even though David says it’s fine the way it is), and then the walls. We were pretty lucky with the shape the walls are in. They do have a form of weird wallpaper on them and we’re going to do the big no no of painting over it…..but if you could see the walls, you’d understand. I think the paper is helping hold the walls together. Some areas just want to crumble. But there was no glue involved in holding up the paneling. I hate to say it but I don’t think we’re going to be that lucky for the other 2 rooms. I’m 99% sure that the downstairs bedroom has some form of glue and then bathroom I’m not sure about. But the sink is going to have to come down in order to get the paneling down. Enough about paneling. We’re having dinner tonight with some friends and then of course we’ll be watching American Idol. This is the first year that we’ve actually watched the show and not just the tryouts and the end. It’s been interesting…I think a little more interesting for David. I can’t just sit still to watch it. I got to be doing something. But what’s new? I’m always moving. Time to get going….