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