My (very ambitious) goal this weekend was to redo my office/den; extra-ambitious because, while I had Friday off, Sunday was booked solid. The job involved doing the following:
+ Add molding to one wall. (Buy it, Install it, Sand it, Paint it.)
+ Paint a duct that's on the ceiling. (Spackle it, Sand it, Paint it.)
+ Make a peg-board for the wall (Paint components, Glue components, Drill holes, Hang it.)
+ Remove ugly curtains.
+ Touch up paint in various areas.
Marianne and I got the molding on Friday and put on a first coat of paint. We spackled the walls, the duct, and spots where the curtain junk had been screwed into the wall. The we painted pretty much everything that needed painting, including the peg-board stuff. There was a little touch-up work for Saturday, but it basically all got done.
Saturday was another thing, though. We nailed in the molding, but found we were really going to have to caulk the top if it was to look good. I also found out that I should use that Liquid Nails stuff to attach the cork components of the pegboard to the masonite backing. So I went to Home Depot and got the required stuff. But when I went to do the caulking, I found that the caulking gun I bought several years ago didn't understand that it's supposed to push the back of the tube up so caulk comes out the hole in the tip. Instead, it cuts the back stopper from the tube and pushes it through the caulk tube, releasing all the caulk out the back. Needless to say, this was not going to work for my purposes. I filled a ziplock back with the caulk and did the molding strip like you'd ice a cake. But I need to do a second coat and the stuff was going right in the trash. I'm only glad I didn't decide to do the glue stuff first. Anyway at the end of the day all I had accomplished was getting caulk all over myself and a dropcloth and doing a sloppy job on the first half of the molding caulking. Oh, and I guess we had put the molding in, so that's something.
If things would go right, there is seriously only about three or four hours more to do on this room. But it doesn't look like I'll be able to get more caulk and a new gun until next weekend, so my room will be a warzone until then.
... And I will continue to do my computing from my livingroom floor, which I actually rather like. Hooray!
Sorry if I've rambled on and on. No time to go tidy this post up gotta go pick Marianne up from work and see District B13. ... Double Hooray!