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Sunday, April 21, 2013

YaY Primer is going up on the Main Walls!

Yep!  We are FINALLY putting the Primer up!  We decided to not strip the wall-paper, OR sand the black glue.
Why?  Well, it was taking just too freakin' long!
Good thing is, the technique Kurt is using will match the hallway texture, so everything will at long last be uniformed.
Another good thing? The 40% off Sale at Sherwin Williams! We chose "Snowbound Matte". I'll show the Painted "Wall Reveal" right after it's done!

Here is a Picture of Kurt hard at work ;)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY Re-Upholster a Chair!

Well we are stuck with the 'Weird Triangular Thingy". So, while Kurt hangs the drywall and preps all the main walls for paint, FINALLY (YaY!!), I thought I'd share a DIY or three LOL!

This one is How to Re-Upholster, by The Little Green Notebook

I've gotta tell you, I have re-upholstered a chair or two and other than the really easy one's, they have always caused a mild panic.
 Never fear!  This tut is one of THE best I've come across and is now my "Go To". Hope you find this DIY as helpful as I do!
CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL  How to Re-Upholster a Chair. A Step by Step Guide that really IS easy!

Thank you to Karen @ The Graphics Fairy!

I've had so many wonderful comments on my blog background!  It was created by Karen @ The Graphics Fairy!  I included a link before, however now I've put one on the page permanently, so you can get on over to her FAB site easy peasy!  She is wonderful and has so many great tuts, totally FREE!
So please stop on by and tell her Peggy @ South 47th sent ya!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Uh Oh!

Yep we are at a halt in demo of the "Weird Triangular Thingy".
Kurt took the drywall down and we found this
Now we are trying to figure out if this is 'Load Bearing', or not.  So......until we get that question answered we are stuck. 
We wanted to demo this thing before painting the interior main walls of the house.  Now we are thinking we should just plunge ahead and paint. I'm feeling a little bummed out right now.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Better LATE than NEVER!

Whew!  Back injuries are NO joke!  I wanted to post this, what, like a week or so ago?  Oh well, better late than never!

Getting RID of the horrible Popcorn Ceilings is EASY and FAST!  Kurt did the removal of the popcorn ceilings in 1 day.

You'll need 3 tools:

1.   A trowel
2.  A spray bottle, filled with water
3.  A ladder

1.  Gather your supplies: Sorry I forgot to click a pic of the Ladder

2. Hop up on the Ladder and Spray the horrible Popcorn Ceiling with water.  Let it soak in for a few minutes.

3. After letting the water soak in to the HORRIBLE Popcorn, take your Trowel and begin to hand scrape it away.

4. Here is the Fruit of your labour!

5.  OK, now to CLEAN the Frugly Away!

6. Sucking the Frugly Popcorn Up Up and Away!!

Enjoy the fruit of your labour!  Doesn't it look a whole lot better?

And it doesn't take long, nor cost hardly anything!  Gotta LOVE Sweat Equity!