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Here's why I don't like "painting": because before any actual painting can take place, you can spend hours and hours just getting ready to paint, and it doesn't look like anything has really happened.



Some things get worse before they get better:
Before and during shots of the mudroom exterior, showing most of the paint scraped off.
Happily, I found a couple of quarts of that exterior paint in my basement, so I can cover that wall up again.

It doesn't look like much, but I scraped a bucket full of paint off all the windows combined.
Mudroom interior shots before and during, showing progress on cleaning and scraping windows.

I'm so glad I had the respirator for when I was down there scrubbing.
Mudroom interior shots before and during, showing the much less algae, mold, and dirt.
That stairwell is going to require some hydraulic cement and sealer, I think, before I paint.

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roxymissrose
Jul. 6th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Ack! I'm filled with sympathy for you--this is exactly why my living room and hallway are still a mix of wonderful 1990s hip'n'happening colors...erg.
emeraldsedai
Jul. 6th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
Heh. Mine too. Gah!
karen_jk
Jul. 6th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
Looks good to me
It's like the opening chapters of a story, where you know that all kinds of great things are going to happen soon. :)
emeraldsedai
Jul. 6th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Looks good to me
I just want to get to "The End"! :D
executrix
Jul. 6th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Reculer pour mieux sauter!
emeraldsedai
Jul. 6th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Also, publier pour mieux motiver, I think.
happytune
Jul. 6th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! Brave project! We're doing house stuff at the moment, but it isn't anything like as ambitious as yours. Best of luck indeed.
emeraldsedai
Jul. 6th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Happily, it's an extremely small house, and these types of project involve only a very few square feet.
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