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No more scraping, at least for a while

November 8, 2010

The Peel Bond stuff is pretty terrific. Once we got it applied and it dried, the old flaky paint was firmly cemented to the plaster. The stuff won’t budge. We’re going to be buying a lot of this stuff in our future. This weekend, we added a large bucket of spackle and two coats of paint to the plaster. It looks much more like a room you can live in instead of an abandoned building. Here’s what it looks like now:

View from the SW


The hope is, now that the heating, electrical and plumbing guys are starting this week, it will be much easier to touch up around the surface mounted stuff. Here’s another view:

View from the SE

They are telling us that their work will be completed in two weeks. After that, we can put in the drywall and start getting the cabinets and the finishes in place. That will have to be more fun than wall and window restoration! At least it involves shopping, even if it is mostly in salvage yards and demo sites. Hmm… I think it is time to celebrate with some new shopping shoes! I wonder what the latest look in steel-toed boots is for this year?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Darcy permalink
    November 10, 2010 9:41 am

    Love the handrail and can’t wait to see what it looks like when you’ve added your creative touch to it. You know how I feel, it could be a tiny tree or rock at the edge of the drop-off and I would feel safe. ; )

  2. Susan permalink
    November 9, 2010 7:04 am

    Coming together nicely, I know you can’t wait to move in 🙂

  3. Lazy Dog permalink
    November 8, 2010 9:42 pm

    I can start to see it all now. I’m not sure that hand rail will meet the building code. Looks good though.

    • Sue permalink
      November 9, 2010 9:04 am

      There isn’t much about our place that would meet a strict intrepretation of the building code. We’ve been lucky to have some inspectors and plan reviewers that have given us some good advice and direction. We hauled the railing up there to look at the proportions. We’re pondering some creative ways to infill the openings and ways to raise the railing height. Fortunately, dumb luck, really, the diameter of the gas piping that runs all over the building, that we are taking out, matches the railing fittings we found. We’ll be able to take the railing apart and reuse the pieces we have.


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