Friday, January 30, 2015

Here's Mud in YOUR EYE...

And you hair, face, and all over your clothes!  The offending bucket of MUD! It was not too hard to get inside I did use the van's doggie ramp, rolled it down and let it land on the hand truck and rolled it inside! We women gotta use more brain since we have less muscle!! :o) Look how much I've already used!! I don't have a Hawk (one of those flat boards) so I just scoop out a good sized glob into a smaller bucket..

I watched a lot of you tubes the pros start off with a 4 inch knife for first layer it dries & you sand it, then a 6 inch knife, let it dry sand it, and then a 12" knife...I did none of that...lol here is my knife collection...
I realized if I put a glob of mud 4 inches wide in the center of the 8 inch knife it works best and on the second layer I put a 6 inch wide glob...and the last one,  my final coat will be 8 inches!  I was about ready to throw in the trowel after 4 days with no progress...but today I feel I can DO THIS! I've got one layer on each seam!! And I've got all the screw holes filled.  It will be many more days till its finished!! OH wanted to share this photo of the second French door in place..I finished that project up the week before the sheetrocking party....I ordered new hardware for it cause somewhere along the way this door lost its original lock set, this is called a Mortise lock set and I got the rubbed bronze finish it matches my others...


Here's how the 2 doors look in place you have to look beyond all the stuff in the way--the dishwasher and stove are still in the living room, and the fridge is on the porch ONE DAY tho...I think that white trim board to the left of the Fireplace is not straight I may have to remove it and straighten it up..hmmm.

I want an old barn beam for the mantle IF that arson hadn't burnt the old house down that was nearby grrr!

SO that's the work I did this week...we put the dry wall up last Saturday and now its a week into the taping and I made progress!!  Check this out...I really was surprised to see this poking up through the brown leaves...SPRING is on the way!!


It was a lovely day here a bit windy and I'm sure I'll have a ton and a half of dead fall to pick up but look at the beautiful clouds!



To all the football watchers hope you win!!

PEACE

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

10 comments:

  1. moving right along. How lucky to find a matching door Mortis. The last time I did a mud job I had to so sanding, when I took off the mask it looked like i feel face first into a pile of coke and I don't mean cola. Not a very good mask.
    and is that Crokus? (sp)? It has been raining here since late last night and supposed to rain through tomorrow.

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    1. It's a Daffodil! I had some Crocus but the squirrels dug them up and ate them for a snack last yr...I have sanded 3 of the seams so far and its a job can;t do more than 4 ft then I have to let it go for an hr then come back thats why I say its gonna take a long...meanwhile in between Im taking the kitchen cabinet door off and using paint stripper some will be re painted but has 4 layers of paint already so NO more on that the doors stick they are so fat with paint.

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    2. I did an old dresser once, it had layers of paint and decals to boot. I was thrilled to find the most beautiful wood underneath. When I moved back to AZ. I couldn't bring it and gave it to a friend. Hope your cabinets come out like that.

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  2. Spring seems early in your neck of the woods.

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    1. Very Early!! I was surprised I found more than one coming up too...HOPE they don't come up and get hard frozen Feb is normally our coldest month!

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  3. I have to say, you sound much like me, ready to tackle any task. lol. I love the french door. I so envy you seeing signs of spring.

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    1. LOL you remind me of ME so there we go...

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  4. I hope the daffy doesn't get surprised by a late frost. She looks like she has plenty of mulch tho. Wow, you are sheet rocking... I am so impressed. That's hard work. Hard on wrists and arms as I remember back in the day.

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    1. I wrapped both wrists in ace bandages, but still woke up with stiff and painful joints...can't let my life end due to pain tho...

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  5. You are making good progress!!! We HATE drywalling, mudding, SANDING, etc, but it will look so great when you are done! :)

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