Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been a little MIA this week, it's been crazy town around here! Between work, extra work hours, grad work, working on the bathroom, and life in general, B and I added looking at apartments to the mix. But we think we found "the place" yesterday afternoon! We're crunching numbers again this today and if all goes well will hopefully be making a deposit in the next few days! Soooo exciting, but the idea of packing already stresses me out!
The bathroom is starting to look so good! I can't wait to share more of it with you guys this weekend. The next step in the process was patching up the walls, so this post will show you what we did!
First off, if you look back at the previous posts, there were all kinds of patches on the wall where paint was already chipping off. So the first order of business was to go through the whole wall, with a little putty knife, and chip away at the paint. I wasn't concerned about getting off all the paint, I just didn't want to paint over loose paint and have it start peeling off right away! So here are a couple shots of B, hard at work, with the tedious task of chipping away paint in the awkward, hard to reach, areas. What a trooper!
Here is a reminder of what some of the major cracks that needed repair looked like:
We let everything dry (follow the instructions on the spackle) sanded it all down, and then added a second coat to some of the larger cracks. Everything dried, and was sanded again...and is now ready to be primed. Goooood bye pink walls!
I'm hoping to have a post up later this weekend with the progress of how things looked with a couple coats of primer. Can't wait to show you all more! Hope you all get to enjoy some of the nice weather we're (finally) having! Happy weekend!!