Our study, walls cleaned and patched!

January 22, 2009 at 11:09 am | Posted in During, Our Home, Our Study, Projects | 8 Comments
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We’ve finally finished scrubbing the little chunks of wallpaper off of the study walls!  *Almost* ready to start painting!

Check out my cheesy fake smile here.  I was just so happy about scrubbing the walls – NOT!

We had a small discussion about what should be done with the cracked and partially missing plaster above the windows.  It was suggested (by quite a few people) that we hire a plaster guy to come in and fix it.  And, umm… well, we ignored that suggestion.  Instead, we bought some plaster patching compound, and went at it ourselves.  Maybe we’ll regret this decision in a few years, if/when our patch job fails.  But for now, it was a $5 quick and easy fix.  We plan to hang shelves above the windows to store books, so if it doesn’t look perfect, it will be blocked by books anyways.

My patching supplies positioned nicely on our nasty basement floor.

Here I am, hard at work.  I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I read that I needed to use very thin layers, so I think I applied about 60 very thin layers.  It took about an hour, but in the end, I was very pleased with how it turned out.

The final product.  This will look much better when sanded and painted!


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